September 2011

Star Wars Style "D" One-Sheet - Prepress Proof

Today we have another printers proof from the Heidleberg printing press. Notice that the credits area and NSS property license, style etc. has not been added to this Star Wars style "D" one-sheet yet. Also below, there is another pic of the Star Wars style "D" one-sheet closer to finalization, but still has the color bars on the side. (Color bars are placed on a press sheet so that printers can make sure the colors are the correct density. By checking the blocks of color, they can make sure the press is placing the proper amount of ink on the paper to accurately reproduce the colors.

1977 Star Wars Holiday Advertisement

A full page advertisement was taking out by 20th Century Fox in local newspapers, to wish everyone Happy Holidays during the 1977 Christmas season. It featured nine of the cast members wishing season greetings to all the moviegoers.

Essex Junction Theater Handbill - Vermont

Essex Junction Theater Handbill advertising the showing of Empire Strikes Back in Vermont.

Star Wars 2nd Advance Teaser One-Sheet

Star Wars 2nd Advance Teaser one-sheet. Notice that the credits area has not been added yet.

Italian Guerre Stellari Billboard

Extremely rare Italian Star Wars billboard. Shows the full Jung illustration.

Japanese Movie Theater Owner's Ad #3

These 1978 advance Japanese poster ads were distributed and circulated to movie theater owners and others in the industry by 20th Century Fox distributors (The Far East Branch), to drum up interest for the upcoming film's release in 1978. Called "extras for theater owners", the ad proclaims the movie a "Mega Hit" in the USA. No.9595 on February 13, 1978.

Directed by George Lucas
Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Size: (A3) approx 10.5" X 15.5" inches

Japanese Movie Theater Owner's Ad #2

These 1978 advance Japanese poster ads were distributed and circulated to movie theater owners and others in the industry by 20th Century Fox distributors (The Far East Branch), to drum up interest for the upcoming film's release in 1978. Called "extras for theater owners", the ad proclaims the movie a "Mega Hit" in the USA. No.9573 on January 22, 1978.

Directed by George Lucas
Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Size: (A3) approx 10.5" X 15.5" inches

Japanese Movie Theater Owner's Ad #1

These 1977 advance Japanese poster ads were distributed and circulated to movie theater owners and others in the industry by 20th Century Fox distributors (The Far East Branch), to drum up interest for the upcoming film's release in 1978. Called "extras for theater owners", the ad proclaims the movie a "Mega Hit" in the USA. No.9503 on November 13, 1977.

Directed by George Lucas
Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Size: (A3) approx 10.5" X 15.5" inches