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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The emperor's not-so-new clothes

The cloak that Alec Guiness wore as Obi Wan Kenobi in George Lucas' original 'Star Wars' has turned up in a British fancy dress shop. The shop had been unwittingly hiring it out to punters for years, thinking it was just another cheap knock-off.

Company boss Tim Angel said the cloak was only discovered during a routine stock check."One of the guys was sorting through this pile of monks' robes and saw this brown one with an odd-shaped hood," he said."He put it on and the manager said, 'Oh my God, it's Alec Guinness's cloak from Star Wars'. It's unmistakable, an iconic piece."All this time we have been renting it out to customers wanting to hire a monk's outfit for a fancy dress party.

Read all about it here.

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