Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979,
Lot 67
Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame,
Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979,
£ 80,000 - 120,000
US$ 100,000 - 160,000

Lot Details
Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979, Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame, Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979,
Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back & Alien: John Mollo's personal sketch book Notes & Sketches 3, a custom bound volume containing important working sketches and costume designs for many of the characters from the original trilogy, together with production diary entries, meeting notes, time-lines and costume descriptions, the majority in black ink, some with colour; additionally the volume contains designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979) as well as designs for books, commercials and additional projects Mollo worked on during this time frame,
Lucasfilm, January 1978 - October 1979,
John Mollo's personal handwritten costume design manuscript and diary covering the period of January 1978 – October 1979 including the production of George Lucas' Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back released in May 1980, with John Mollo as Costume Designer, the volume of 447 pages with approximately 130 pages devoted to the Lucasfilm production, detailed and broken down sketches and designs for key characters as well as 'Imperial', 'Rebel', 'Cloud City Security' and crowd costume workings for the majority of characters featured in Episode V, with notes and drawings the majority in black ink, these include; 'Darth Vader', 'Luke Skywalker', 'Han Solo', 'Princess Leia', 'Chewbacca', 'Yoda', 'General Veers', 'Lando Calrissian', 'Stormtroopers' and 'Snowtroopers', 'Imperial Guards', 'Rebel Commanders and Officers', key costume pages and designs are;

Page 238 - Black ink sketches of 'Rebel Snowtroopers', one with 'Luke Skywalker's' distinctive fin cap.
Page 251 - Accomplished ink and watercolour sketches of Imperial Field Officer jacket, plus 'Snowtrooper Rebel/Imperial Trooper' (Hoth) helmet and soft pilot cap.
Page 253 - An ink and watercolour sketch possibly a concept for a 'Rebel Officer'.
Page 256 - Ink watercolour designs for 'General Veers' AT-AT Commander Helmet, later used as the AT-ST Helmet in Return of the Jedi.
Page 257 - A page titled Luke in Mollo's hand, consisting of five head-shots of a prototype fin shaped Hoth uniform hat, all in pencil, one with ochre watercolour, with outline sketch for his complete costume.
Page 259 - An ink and watercolour full costume painting of 'General Veers' in battle armour.
Pages 330-334 - Ink sketches of 'Cloud City' Security Guard designs culminating with near-complete designs in pen and coloured pencil on page 335.
Page 341 - A black ink sketch of 'Princess Leia's' Bespin gown, with the characteristic cape and dress.
Page 343 - Various ink sketches some with colour detail of 'Cloud City' inhabitants.
Page 345 - Detailed sketches of finalised 'Snowtroopers' designs with notes, showing the elements of the costume and new face cowl, the notes discussing how the elements would fit together.
Pages 353-355 - Ink concept designs for 'Lando Calrissian', with alternate belt buckles and trademark cape.
Pages 368 and 371 - Ink costume designs for 'Bounty Hunter Zuckuss'.
Page 383 - Ink concepts sketches for the Emperor (Palpatine) for 'Darth Vaders's' holographic Throne Room Scene.
Pages 396-397 - Sketches detail the finalised Imperial AT-AT ("Walker") Costume, including helmet, chest box, fatigues and body armour;
Page 406 - A basic line drawing in ink for 'Yoda's' shirt and kimono costume taking inspiration from 'Obi-Wan's' simple costume elements.

The sketch book is interspersed with diary entries for forthcoming pre-production meetings, costume fittings, and general costings, pages of interest include;
Page 94 - Four tickets and an invitation relating to the 50th Academy Award® ceremony, with a printed invitation from Gary Kurtz and George Lucas for a pre-Oscars® celebration, John Mollo was awarded the Academy Award® for Best Costume Designer.
Page 310 - In John Mollo's hand meeting with Gary [Kurtz] 20/12/78 Re: Rebel Trooper,
1) Cap. Last pattern OK...order 100
2) Cap. [indistinct] ok get 100 cast
3) Smock shorter, shoulder yoke is darker shade
4) Trousers darker shade
5) Vest straighten bottom
6) Belt fasten details, loops ok
7) Pack
8) Gloves ok
9)Boots page


Page 339 - Notes dated 29/1/79 in John Mollo's hand listing characters and outfit status, for example; Darth Vader's leg pieces – George Block, Darth Vader's helmet fixing – SDFX; (referring to the troublesome issues with the first film); listed under heading Design: Luke, Han, Lando, Bounty hunters, Cloud City citizens and workers, Cloud City women, Leia snow outfit +3, Luke bog planet, Han ski outfit, Rebel Controllers, Hanger Deck Workers, Pilots, Rebel Troops, Generals, Imperial Snowtrooper, Han in everyday clothes, Leia new outfit, Luke new outfit, 15 Guards, 15 Citizens, Bounty Hunters, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, 15 Old Stormtroopers.
Page 387 - Also lists notes for three additional suits for Harrison Ford (Han Solo) Carbon Chamber scenes plus 'Luke's' outfit for end scene.

Combined in this manuscript are approximately 65 pages of costume designs for Ridley Scott's Alien released in 1979 (Twentieth Century Fox), with designs for principal costumes of the 'Nostromo' crew, pages of insignia design for the military attire, notes and budgets/costings, as well as detailed designs for spacesuits, backpacks and weapons.
Pages 38-49 - Sketches, some colour pencil of designs for 'Nostromo' crew space suits and prototype helmet designs
Page 84 - Initial budget for space suits and assorted crew suits.
Page 86 - Further designs for 'Nostromo' crew fatigues.
Pages 134-135 - Two-page colour pen designs for final 'Nostromo' Crew Badge and crew division/unit insignia.
Page 171 - Mollo "to do" list from 13 June 78 includes actions such as; material requirements for Kane's shirt (chestburster scene), character death scene listed as July 31st, plus requirements for crew and doubles/stunt actors.
Page 193 - Detailed pen sketch of near final design for 'Nostromo' crew space suit.

The sketch book is also interspersed with hand written notes and diary entries by Mollo for forthcoming pre-production meetings with Ridley Scott - plus budget breakdowns and further production notes.

A number of pages dedicated to Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn, also released in 1979 (American Cinema Releasing), and additional workings for books, commercials and other professional and personal projects during this time frame, the art book measures 14.25in x 9.5in (36cm x 24 cm), with pages 238 – 279, 304-317, 324-335, 339-406, 424 dedicated to Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back,

Footnotes

  • This volume offers a fascinating insight into two of cinemas most important and influential science fiction films, Ridley Scott's Alien released in 1979, and Irvin Kershner's Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back released in 1980. Though both sci-fi they have distinctly different looks – yet they shared numerous production crew including John Mollo as Costume Designer.

    Released in the shadow of Star Wars, Scott's Alien film had a "real world" design ethos and this was illustrated through the claustrophobic setting of the ship interiors, through to the crew's costume design, more oil rig fatigues than science fiction space-ship uniforms. As a film, Alien has aged well and spawned a successful film franchise which is still ongoing following Ridley Scott's 2017 Alien Covenant prequel.

    For The Empire Strikes Back, Mollo needed to provide several new costumes for the principal characters including 'Luke', 'Han' and 'Leia', along with the a new major character, 'Lando Calrissian'. In addition a number of Imperial and Rebel character costumes was to be expanded, including; 'Imperial Snowtrooper's' for the Hoth battle scenes, Officers, 'AT-AT "Walker" crew', 'Rebel Hoth Soldiers' and officer uniforms, 'Bounty Hunters', 'Cloud City Security' and the general population. This was a difficult process and often required strict cost-management as the overall costuming budget was less than for Star Wars. This was partly due to George Lucas personally funding the whole production himself, from his own finances.

    Mollo's pragmatic approach to costume design for The Empire Strikes Back is demonstrated by the re-use and reworking of 'Imperial Stormtrooper', through to the creation of a new 'Imperial AT-AT Driver' character by reworking a previously used 'TIE Fighter Pilot' from the first film. The creation of the 'Dengar' Bounty Hunter costume using spare parts from other characters including the 'Snowtrooper' chest-armour (a repainted version of which also doubled as 'General Veers' AT-AT Commander armour), plus some assorted other parts and pieces. Mollo and his team found unique and innovative ways to make the costuming budget stretch as far as possible, while still ensuring the look of the film.

    Provenance:
    From The John Mollo Archive

    Literature:
    Forward by SCOTT, Ridley, Alien, The Illustrated Screenplay, (Orian Books), 2000
    COTTA VAZ, Mark & HATA, Shinii The Star Wars Archives, (Virgin Books), 1995
    CALL, Deborah The Art Of The Empire Strikes Back, (Ballantine Books), 1980
    ALINGER, Brandon Star Wars Costumes, The Original Trilogy, (Titan Books), 2015

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An Introduction by Louise Mollo

John was born to two artists. His mother, Ella, a portrait artist and his father, Eugene, a Russian émigré, met at the Royal Collage of art and married soon after. Eugene's first job was with the Ballet Russe as an artist; two of his designs are in the V& A Museum. However, with the birth of their first child, John, in 1931, he needed a steadier career than that of a struggling painter and spent the rest of the decade creating innovative designs for the new cinemas now springing up all over the country. With the outbreak of war he was given a commission with the Camouflage Corps based in Farnham Castle.

At home, and now with three sons, he spent much of his time making, painting and battling with lead soldiers, just as he had done with his own brothers in Russia before the Revolution swept their lives away. By the time John had left school he was something of an established authority on military history. Uniforms had become a part of his life and even when presented with a period with which he was unfamiliar it didn't take him long to iron out its mysteries. He fell in love with films at the age of six when he was taken to see Clive of India. He came away from the cinema vowing that he would spend his adult life making films just like it and, to prove that he could, the following day he sat down and made a detailed and coloured drawing of George II (entitled Gorge II) wearing a scarlet uniform with sash of the Garter and buckled shoes, standing next to a pump with water running onto cobbled paving. However, he would have to wait a little longer till his ambitions could be fulfilled.

After Charterhouse, a commission in the Light Infantry and Farnham Art School, he joined his father's firm but finally he got his chance when in 1965, whilst his brother Andrew was fully occupied on Dr. Zhivago, a call came for one of the family to go to the help of Woodfall's latest venture, The Charge of The Light Brigade. It was John who answered the call, leaving a job to which he never returned. The Charge was finally finished in 1967. The following year he worked on The Adventures of Gerard, Nicholas and Alexandra in 1970/71 and Kubrick 's great epic, Barry Lyndon two years later. He finally made the jump from Historical Advisor, where he did the work but never got the credit, to Costume Designer in 1975 on a small science fiction movie where "one of the chief characters was a dustbin" and the rest, as they say, is history.

As children the Mollo boys, as their father before them, loved the works of the French writer and illustrator of children's' history books, JOB, and if John could try to reproduce the spirit of JOB on a film he did. On Barry Lyndon he got his chance and later, of course, The Three Musketeers. He had a large library of books on painters and the artistry of Wright of Derby, John Singleton Copley, George Dawe, the German artist Caspar Friedrich and countless others figured in his work.

All films presented challenges, but King David was unique for there was no visual reference to the Israelites of the period at all. After the unfortunate episode of the golden calf in the desert all graven images had been strictly off limits with the result that the only known representation of a soldier was on a Hittite stele and without detail. However, one of John's favourite painters, James Tissot, had illustrated both Old and New Testaments – and with delight he turned to it for inspiration. John's drawings for the film were accepted without alteration except with one strict proviso. There were to be no men seen in the film wearing earrings. Tissot's men of the period had all worn earrings. The film was shot on location in Italy and the rushes from the first day's shooting were duly sent off to America. Neither then nor at any other time did anyone back at the studios notice that they were all wearing earrings and wore them throughout the film. I spent much of that summer on location and day after day I saw the actors in full costume from dawn to dusk, whether on the set or relaxing off it, utterly oblivious of what they had on and no one thinking it might be a little odd for a fighting man to be seen wearing earrings.

John was asked many times what inspired his work. It was a difficult question to answer and he was not given to hyperbole but living with him throughout his career I thought in the end that I did know. His skill undoubtedly lay in an ability to interpret faithfully what he saw in image to his finished work but over all I think he had a rare gift for truth. Every one of his characters, whether real or imaginary, was believable and not one, however weird and wonderful, looked as if they were wearing fancy dress.

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