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FEB 2017

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GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E LIMITED ENGAGEMENTS T R AV E L I N G E X H I B I T IO N S E N J O Y R O C K S T A R S T A T U S M G U I D E MUSEUMS R E B E L , J E DI , P R I N C E S S , Q U E E N: S T A R W A R S A N D T H E P O W E R O F C O S T U M E The late Carrie Fisher hated one of the most iconic costumes she ever wore — Princess Leia's infamous bronze bikini in 1983's "Return of the Jedi" — because, she said, "you could see all the way to Florida." In most scenes, she wore a rubber stunt version of the outfit, which offered more movement but not more coverage. The Smithsonian Institution's "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" exhibit showcases more than 60 original costumes from the first 1977 film through the 2015 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The exhibit will be at the Denver Art Museum through April 7. Although it is slated to travel through September 2020, the next destination hasn't yet been announced. Exhibits focus on the creative process of costume-making, from nightmarish concept sketches of Darth Maul to elaborate construction of Padmé Amidala's dresses. Visitors can see Luke Skywalker's cloak and kimono from "Return of the Jedi," Chewbacca's yak-hair costume and Boba Fett's bounty-hunting outfit. Displays are rife with interest- ing trivia. For example, actor Anthony Daniels, who played the fussy, brassy C-3PO droid in all seven films, couldn't sit down while wearing the intricate getup. The exhibit will tour to other museums in the United States, with a schedule to be released this month. W W W . S I T E S . S I . E D U / S T A R W A R S A N D T H E P O W E R O F C O S T U M E TR AV ELING M USEU M E X HIBITIONS A R E A L MOST LIK E CONCERTS: W HEN BIG-NA ME, BIG-DR AW SHOWS COME TO TOW N, PEOPL E SHOW U P IN DROV ES. THESE SPECI A L , SHORT-TER M E X HIBITS GI V E V ISITORS A CH A NCE TO V IE W A RTIFACTS A ND OBJECTS THE Y M AY N E V ER OTHERW ISE SEE, FROM V IK ING R ELICS N E V ER DISPL AY ED OU TSIDE OF SC A NDINAV I A TO M U MMIES N E V ER DISPL AY ED A N Y W HER E. Photos by Benjamin Simkins THE SMITHSONIAN'S "REBEL, JEDI, PRIN- CESS, QUEEN" EXHIBIT FEATURES A VA- RIETY OF THE MOST POPULAR COSTUMES FROM THE STAR WARS FILM FRANCHISE. B Y R A C H E L C A RT E R

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