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Original 'Star Wars' camera auctioned

December 5, 2011
Original 'Star Wars' camera auctioned

LOS ANGELES — The camera that was used to shoot the original Star Wars movie was auctioned off this weekend for a world record amount. Profiles in History hosted the "The Debbie Reynold's Collection Part II," which included the Panavision PSR 35mm motion picture camera used by George Lucas for principle photography on the film.

The camera sold for $625,000, and included a complete camera package with two 1000-foot magazines, a Panaspeed motor, matte box, follow focus, a Moy geared head, Italian-made Elemack camera dolly and lens. The camera has been fully restored and is fully functional.