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John Mollo, a highly respected award-winning costume designer, is probably best known for his iconic designs for the Star Wars trilogy. Born in London, Mollo grew up with a passionate interest in the history and design of military uniforms. Initially as a well-regarded expert on military costume, having written and illustrated numerous books on the subject, Mollo's career in the film industry began as an historical advisor on The Charge Of The Light Brigade (1967), Nicholas And Alexandra (1971), and Barry Lyndon (1975). By the mid-1970s, Mollo had forged a reputation as a talented costume designer and as such, was enlisted by George Lucas to work on one of the greatest Sci-Fi adventures ever filmed, Star Wars. He was responsible for designing the costumes for some of the best-loved characters from this genre including Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi and the sinister Darth Vader, and for developing George Lucas' concepts of the characters. These inventive designs brought Mollo an Academy Award as well as a BAFTA nomination. After Star Wars, Mollo worked on the costume designs for Alien (1979), The Empire Strikes Back, (1980), Outland (1980) and Ghandi, (1982), his work on the latter bringing a second Academy Award shared with Bhanu Athaiya. This collection is a fascinating record of the time, and a tribute to one of the leading costume designers in the film industry today.
A collection of Nostromo crew uniform badges and insignia, comprising: three semi-circular USCSS Nostromo embroidered cloth arm badges; a triangular cloth badge; two Ripley cloth name badges; seven insignia cloth badges; six unused insignia stickers; and four metal pin badges, each bearing a different design to represent different departments: Flight Crew, Navigator, Engineers and Science; accompanied by 18 souvenir prints of a page of John Mollo's designs titled Original insignia designs for ALIEN, printed in 1980 by the Thinking Cap Company, illustrating some of the badges and insignia included in this lot, all -- 14x11in. (35.5x27.9cm.); two black and white stills and a colour snap-shot of the crew of the Nostromo and a machine-print reproduction of a colour still of Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, showing them all wearing identical badges and insignia to those included in this lot, largest -- 8x10in. (20.3x25.4cm.) (a lot)
The John Mollo Collection.
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According to John Mollo, the triangular badge in this lot was only used for Brett's [Harry Dean Stanton] costume as, along with the circular badge included in the previous lot, it indicates his role of Engineer on board the Nostromo.