WATCH PETER CUSHING EXPLAIN HIS
Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is out and about...the features and news updates on the net have multiplied many fold...and many mention Peter Cushing...and if they mention Cushing, you can be sure, they'll churn-out the Tarkn Slippers story.
The first time I ever knew about, what is now the legendary tale of Peter wearing carpet slippers on the set of Star Wars when filming, was back in 1979, when I first met Dave Prowse, and he told me about Cushing having to wear those slippers...and why. I thought we had a bit of an exclusive and typed up the story in the Ten Fun Facts On Star Wars section in the revamped Peter Cushing Fan Club Journal for November 1979.
As usual sent I a copy to Peter Cushing and his secretary Joyce Brougton. After a few days, I received the customary letter from Joyce Brougton, thanking me for the latest journal, but pointing out that...' Sir, does not have a problem with his feet, and the fact that he wore carpet slippers during filming, I am sure it will be of little interest to your readers...' Well, Joyce it was and still is. And now, here from 1989 is Peter Cushing, for the first time, explaining the slipper saga himself...... I still have the letter by the way.
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