Star Wars: A New Hope, 1977/Mark Hamill
A brown wool 'Tatooine' desert poncho with khaki braided wool trim, worn by Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in the 1977 Lucasfilm/20th Century Fox production Star Wars: A New Hope; accompanied by a document concerning the provenance

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Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker is first seen carrying an identical poncho at Mos Eisley on Tatooine after Han Solo has agreed to take Luke, Obi-Wan, C-3PO and R2-D2 to Alderaan. As they walk towards Docking Bay 94, Luke slips on the poncho as he catches his first glimpse of the Millenium Falcon, exclaiming What a piece of junk!, before boarding the ship. The poncho is later seen again on the Millenium Falcon as the group flee the Death Star, when Princess Leia drapes it over Luke's shoulders to comfort him after the death of Obi-Wan. We finally see Luke wearing the poncho in the hangar after disembarking on Yavin 4.

The poncho was worn in many alternate takes which did not make the final cut, including scenes in the desert, in the Tusken Raiders' canyon, when Luke discovers the destroyed homestead and further scenes in the hangar on Yavin 4. Mark Hamill was also photographed in this poncho for use in publicity photographs for the film and as such, Luke Skywalker wearing his Tatooine poncho has become a recognisable and key image from the film.

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