Exceptionally Rare Darth Vader Costume to Be Offered at Christie’s South Kensington

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LONDON.- Christie’s announced that an exceptionally rare Darth Vader costume will lead the auction of Popular Culture: Film and Entertainment at South Kensington on 25 November 2010. One of the most recognisable and infamous characters in the history of film, Darth Vader played a central role in the story of Star Wars, the epic film series made by George Lucas. The main components of this costume, including the helmet and mask, are considered to have been production-made for The Empire Strikes Back. The costume is expected to realise £160,000 to £230,000 and the vendor will donate a percentage of the proceeds to benefit Cancer Research UK. Neil Roberts, Head of the Popular Culture department at Christie’s, London: “Darth Vader is defined by his costume which has made him one of the most recognized characters from the history of film. The global appeal of the Star Wars films, and the interest that