Buttercup Valley, CA

Star Wars stories

I was born and raised in Yuma, AZ and remember very fondly the filming of ROTJ back in '82.  It was the worst kept secret in the world as the locals had been told that there was a horror movie being shot.  All you had to do was stand on the corner of 24th Street and 4th Ave. in Yuma and watch Carrie Fisher get out of one limo and Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford get out of another at the front of the Stardust Hotel.

For anyone that is interested, I know VERY well the area where that barge scenes were shot as that was my playground growing up in Yuma.  I have personally scavenged pieces of the set for my own personal SW collection.  I do not currently live in Yuma, but I go back often because my family still lives there.  If anyone is interested, the next time I go, I can make an announcement and take anyone who wants to see the remainder of the set out there to see it.  It is between Glamis and Buttercup Valley and not far from the area that the final battle scene from the movie Stargate was filmed.  I have some really fond memories of riding sand rails out to the set and watch with binoculars the production of a phenomenal movie!

If you are interested, please feel free to contact me!  My name is Corky Cobon and I would love to pass on my knowledge of ROTJ being shot in my home town!  

Corky Cobon


London Pt I: Star Wars Traveller - Naboo (a.k.a. Watford)

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Whippendell Wood in Watford (just north of London) was used in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

I went there on December 23rd 2010 when it was covered in snow so it looks more like Hoth than Naboo. Not quite as much detail as other Whippendell entries on this site but interesting to see the shots in the snow. You can see the article here:


I'd like to thank the people on this site who have been there before and made it a bit easier to line up some of the screenshots.

Kind Regards

Finse webcam online.

General News

Finse (Hoth) now has streaming video from the train station.

In an upgrade to one of their webcams, the station facing camera now provides streaming video. Now you can check the weather before you travel.

The photo webcam pointed across the frozen lake towards the glacier can be found on the 'webcam' link here.

Wellers - Tunisia, Death Valley, Randsburg

Websites Archive

These websites were originally published at: http://www.thewellers.com/

Mark has graciously agreed to allow us to repost these pages. You can also find YouTube videos of these locations under his account mokwella.

Here are versions that were archived before it went down:

Star Wars: Fun with Action Figures in Death Valley
Star Wars: Tunisia
Star Wars On Location: Mohave and Tatooine

Euro Trip Pt VI: Star Wars Traveller - Naboo (a.k.a. Villa del Balbianello)

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In August 2010 I went to the Villa del Balbianello in Como to do what many others have done and re-create the screenshots from Attack of the Clones. You can see the match-up's at the following link:

Euro Trip 2010 Pt VI: Star Wars Traveller - Naboo (a.k.a. Villa del Balbianello)
Euro Trip 2010 Pt VII: Star Wars Traveller - Naboo (a.k.a. Como)


Return to Endor

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My name is Patrick Ireland and this is my story. I was born in 72 and in 77 when i was 5 my older brothers took me to see Star Wars at the local drive in. We were living in Fortuna CA at the time and we saw Star Wars A New Hope at the State Theater which had a huge drive in at the time. Huge Fan! Anyway when Lucas came to Humboldt County to film the Endor scenes for Return of the Jedi my brothers knew about it and we were there!

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Spain Pt II: Star Wars Traveller - Naboo (a.k.a. Seville)

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At the start of 2010 I went to Seville for one of the easier-to-find Star Wars filming locations which you can see details of at the link below:

Spain Pt II: Star Wars Traveller - Naboo (a.k.a. Seville)

The above site also has the rest of my 'Star Wars Traveller' links to Tatooine (a.k.a. Southern Tunisia) and Naboo (a.k.a. Caserta in Italy)


Journey to Tatooine

Websites Archive

This journal was originally published by David West Reynolds and Francis Lalumiere on Decipher's website at:

Here is a version that was archived before it went down, click here.