MEETING GEORGE LUCAS
Lorne Peterson was there right at the inception of ILM and his story of meeting the great director carries some humour
“I’d never worked on a film before I was hired doing this science-fiction film. I put in a lot of hours right away, one night I was by myself and in came a bearded guy, 5ft 6” tall.” Lorne showed and explained all the models to him and was greeted with a very attentive, listening ear. It wasn’t until a screening one morning that it dawned on Peterson who he’d met – George Lucas. Peterson remains interested in models and his work will feature at a museum due to open in Los Angeles soon.