Autograph: Darth Vader

Today – July 1 – is David Prowse’s birthday. I have a signed photograph from him up on my wall.

Just a month or so after I got this, Mr. Prowse announced that he was retiring from signing and attending shows. I guess that makes this among some of the last pictures he personalized before retiring.

The inscription says “To Simon. The Empire needs you. Darth Vader. Dave Prowse.”

You can still buy autographs from his website. Prowse did sign a limited amount before retiring. But don’t wait too long. First-come, first-served – many pictures are sold out: