Australian Star Wars Style "A" 1st Variation Daybill

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Australian Star Wars Style "A" 1st Variation Daybill
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Other Info: This daybill uses the traditional style "A" illustration by Thomas Jung, encased by a blue inner border. The art contains the sexy Princess Leia pose standing beside Luke Skywalker holding his lightsaber high in the air, pointing to the stars. C-3PO and R2-D2 are standing below Vader's large background helmet and there are X-wings racing to the Death Star overhead on the left. M.A.P.S. Litho Pty. Ltd. printed this daybill, and it was used early on during the original first print run. A second print run was needed when Star Wars became a mega-hit at the box office in Australia. The first two Thomas Jung versions were then replaced with the popular international Thomas Chantrell style "C" artwork when supplies started running low. The poster has blue text lettering used in the cast and credits billing block while sitting on top of the white background. On this daybill, notice the smaller blue Star Wars logo straddling the illustration and footer region, the blue "NRC" rating box, and the words "c. 1977 Twentieth Century-Fox". The Thomas Jung artwork is sitting in the middle to the upper third of the poster and the tagline, "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." is across the top. The 20th Century Fox and Dolby Stereo emblems are at the bottom and the printer information - M.A.P.S. or Mailing and Print Services, an Australian printing company located in Sydney, is seen on the right-hand bottom border.

Variations*: The New Zealand version of this daybill omits the rating box and is usually found with a 'GY' classification stamp in this area. (Approved for general exhibition: but restricted as more suitable for persons 13 years of age and over). It can also be found without a stamp, leaving the area completely blank. (See pic below)

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Australian Star Wars Style "A" 1st Variation Daybill - New Zealand stamp.