Boba Fett video from the San Anselmo Parade!


RafalFett

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There was some hint on the The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Enhanced Edition) eBook that there are some rare videos too, so I hoped that there is at least one with Boba Fett... Here is a summary of this release:

This enhanced eBook transforms The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back into an immersive multimedia experience worthy of the original film. It features exclusive content pulled from the Lucasfilm archives by author J. W. Rinzler:


• 28 minutes of rare behind-the-scenes video*
• 29 minutes of rare audio interviews with the cast and crew
• New bonus photos and artwork not found in the print edition


In this lavish thirtieth-anniversary tribute to the blockbuster film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler draws back the curtain to reveal the intense drama and magnificent wizardry behind the hit movie — arguably the fan favorite of the Star Wars Saga.

Thanks to Locitus for pointing me to this facebook account which has this video (taken from the eBook) ==> Silent video from pre-Empire release

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Update 01.04.2015
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Because the facebook link was removed, here is a YouTube link for the same video ==> Silent footage of Boba Fett's FIRST EVER public appearance
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What we can see in that video is the first public appearance of Boba Fett (in the Pre-Pro #1 suit), more exactly from September 24, 1978 at the San Anselmo Country Fair parade.

Some interesting facts just by looking at the video:
1 - The jetpack is still working, and when I say still, I'm talking about the Supertrooper jetpack that was converted to the Pre-Pro #1/Pre-Pro #3 jetpack:

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2 - The hose connector (the one attached to the right gauntlet) looks like an unpainted Supertrooper connector, while the hose is in the loose position, more exactly it is not inserted through the jumpsuit sleeve:

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3 - The wookie braids are on the wrong side - the left shoulder:

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4 - The left gauntlet is still hold in place/closed with black duct tape:

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Thoughts?

Update 12-11-2013
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According to the aforementioned book, Duwayne Dunham was in the Boba Fett suit; he was also the one who wore the Supertrooper suit at Park House:

The day of the test, Dunham exhibited Fett’s wrist flamethrower, which ILM had rigged up - unfortunately, his arm caught on fire because of a propane leak and that idea was scrapped. The CO2 cannister in the jetpack worked fine, though.
 
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Jc27

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Nice find Raf. I like the duct tape, they must have still been in the early stages of deciding what they were going to make the suit look like. Too bad the film is starting to break down, photo and motion picture film from around that time used chemicals that are starting to cause the film to fade and degrade.
 

RafalFett

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Nice find Raf. I like the duct tape, they must have still been in the early stages of deciding what they were going to make the suit look like. Too bad the film is starting to break down, photo and motion picture film from around that time used chemicals that are starting to cause the film to fade and degrade.

Thanks, JC! While the video is not the best quality, I'm still happy that I can see the Pre-Pro #1 in action, not just in photos. I was hoping to see some better close-ups of the helmet, especially the back area, but with no luck...

I also updated the end of the first post with some info.
 
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seeing this video, makes staring at all the pictures worth it! :) hard to imagine that 35 years ago, this was the " camera phone". imagine what we will have in another 35 years. people will say" ohh that hologram looks alittle fuzzy.."
regardless who found it, thanks for sharing!!
 

RafalFett

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Thanks for the images, Steven! That is a beautiful building!

When you think that the Supertrooper/Boba Fett character had emerged from early Darth Vader sketches, it was a natural thing that they appeared together at the parade, but on many other occasions too.
 

boba87fett

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Thanks for the images, Steven! That is a beautiful building!

When you think that the Supertrooper/Boba Fett character had emerged from early Darth Vader sketches, it was a natural thing that they appeared together at the parade, but on many other occasions too.

You better believe that when I finish my build, I'm going to recruit a Darth Vader to go with me to do a photo shoot there haha... it's only an hour from my house!
 

boba87fett

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I have the whole parade mapped out and what's awesome is that it ended at the fire station - where the firemen gave Vader an IV for dehydration lol... the last scene of the silent video shows the fire station apparatus bay doors closing!
 
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