Up Close & Peculiar

More than 100 years ago, the globetrotting Robert Ripley began collecting artifacts from his journeys around the world, which today form the heart of the greatest collection of oddities ever assembled. Up Close & Peculiar brings the curious history of these pieces to a personal level as our Exhibits Buyer, Kurtis Moellmann, explores the strange relics that lie within our Warehouse walls! Become a part of the story as we share pieces for every history buff, pop culture junkie, and oddities collector alike.

Today: Carrie Fisher’s Director’s Chair  

Though she wasn’t an official director, Carrie Fisher was given a seat of honor to rest in during filming and between scenes. This chair was used on the set of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi™. However, the film went through quite a few name changes before director George Lucas landed on the title we recognize today. In fact, hundreds of movie posters and promotional materials were printed prior to the movie’s release bearing the title Star Wars: Revenge of the Jedi!


Discover hundreds of strange and unusual artifacts like this one, and get hands-on with unbelievable interactives when you visit a Ripley’s Odditorium!