San Anselmo resident George Lucas and his bride Mellody Hobson continued to celebrate their recent Marin wedding with a June 29 reception in Chicago, Hobson’s hometown.
The couple was married at Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch on June 22, two days after Lucas, with Hobson in tow, unveiled statues of Yoda and Indiana Jones at Imagination Park, which he largely donated to the San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce.
Journalist Bill Moyers reportedly officiated the service in Marin, which was attended by the likes of Ron Howard and Samuel L. Jackson, who both tweeted from the event, as well as Steven Spielberg, according to the L.A. Times. Musician and former Marin resident Van Morrison and Janelle Monae performed at the reception, according to the Times.
At the couple’s second wedding reception last weekend in Chicago’s lakeside Promontory Point, Prince performed at the party and guests included Marin resident Robin Williams, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Skywalker Ranch Spokesperson Connie Wethington told Patch there are no plans to release photos from the Chicago event at this time.
Meanwhile, media outlets across the nation have been abuzz about Lucas’ nuptials. NPR show Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me created a fictional story in its June 28 show during the segment “Bluff the Listener” about Nicasio residents creating a Star Wars setting for Lucas’ wedding. Hear it begin at the above clip at 3:09. The segment ends at 4:38.
Highlights from the segment includes:
“Each resident of Nicasio, California received a box filed with a custom made Ewok costume and a set of instructions. The reason? Nearby resident George Lucas was getting married. The man responsible for Star Wars had finally found his Princess Leia, the Amidala to his Anakin, the Jar Jar Binks to his Chewbacca.”
Star Wars and Indiana Jones in Marin, putting the county on the cinematic
map, and sold
his Lucasfilm empire to Disney for more than $4 billion in October 2012.
In December 2012, Patch readers nominated Lucas to be the 2012 San Anselmo – Fairfax Patch Person of the Year because of all the local contributions he's made to the community.
Lucas donated the space to the San Ansemo Chamber of Commerce’s nonprofit foundation and paid for the park plans and demolition of the building formerly at the site, located at 535 San Anselmo Avenue.
Lucas garnered national attention in 2012 for his decision to pull the plug on his plans for Grady Ranch and, more recently, when he sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion.
He donated all the cash from the Lucasfilm-Disney deal to his foundation Edutopia, which is based in San Rafael and supports education programs.
Lucas was married to film editor Marcia Lucas from 1969 to 1983. His three children are named Amanda, Katie and Jett.