“At 10:45 the first limo pulled up, and it carried Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. The kids went crazy…The stars – Hamill, Fisher, Ford, Billy Dee Williams, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, and Frank Oz – were led upstairs for what is called ‘photo opportunity’ and ‘press opportunity,’ one of the all-time snorers.
Ford (tight): I’m no good at press.
Fisher (loose): Do it like Magic Johnson do it. ‘Hi Mom. Hi Dad. I’m just proud to help the team.’”
The Empire Strikes Back premiere at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., via The Washington Post, May 1980