Luke Skywalkers grubby Tatooine stained sand coloured cotton drill Levis have sold for $36,000 at auction in the US.
Text from auction: Screen-worn ''hero'' costume pants worn by Mark Hamill in his career-defining role as Luke Skywalker in the 1977 epic film ''Star Wars'', the first in the groundbreaking trilogy. As one of the top-grossing films of all time, George Lucas' first film in the successful series won six Oscars, among many other awards. In a galaxy far, far away, Hamill donned these iconic pants as the Jedi Knight of all Jedi Knights, wearing the costume pants throughout much of the film. Sand-colored ''cotton drill'' Levi's pants are purposely distressed to display wear, with dirt to back right pocket and in spots to front of pant legs. In fact, in an accompanying article, Mark Hamill said of the pants, ''By the way, those pants I wore were just bleached Levi's with the tag still in them.'' Pants measure 29'' waist x 37'' in length with two 6'' slits up each side. Customized by the famous London costumier, Bermans & Nathans, original tag sewn to inseam reads: ''Bermans & Nathans / 40 Camden St., / London N.W. 1'' tag with a ''Mark Hamill / 10490 Luke / Star Wars'' printed in type beneath it. Very good condition overall. Also with tags attached from both Christie's, where the pants were originally auctioned, and Sotheby's, from its 1998 auction.