Buy collectable memorabilia from Darth Vader’s personal collection

"That's not true! That's Impossible!"

Over 700 items are going up for auction from David Prowse’s personal estate, the actor behind Darth Vader (not the voice), to help support Alzheimer’s research.

While Prowse has a few acting credits under his belt, including A Clockwork Orange, he is most known (or unknown, depending on how you look at it) for being the man under the iconic villain’s suit in A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. Prowse passed away last year after a short illness at the age of 85.

Included in the 700-item collection are a Darth Vader mask Prowse wore to conventions, a piece of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit, and more. The big-ticket item for this auction is without a doubt Prowse’s shooting script for The Empire Strikes Back. The reason this script is so special is that it has a certain scene altered in order to avoid spoilers and keep the movie’s big twist a secret.

“The reveal – perhaps the most recognized moment in cinema history – was kept a big secret from most of the cast. As Prowse’s lines would be overdubbed by James Earl Jones, he [Prowse] wasn’t privy to the secret,” Auctioneer Andrew Stowe said, “so instead, he was given alternate dialogue which is considerably less dramatic. But that in itself makes this a unique piece of history.”

The Auction is set to kick off on May 4 and you can check out all 700 items up for grabs, here.

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