USA Empire Strikes Back '82 Re-release Light Blue One-Sheet

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USA Empire Strikes Back '82 Re-release Light Blue One-Sheet
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Other Info: This is the rare, light blue variant of the Empire Strikes Back '82 re-release one-sheet. The coloring scheme definitely doesn't go with the artwork, and after many years of researching the origins of this poster, it seems that there are only a handful of them that have survived. All of these one-sheets that we had ever tracked down, appeared to have emanated from the Dallas NSS distribution center. Low and behold we finally found out that the printing press contractor for National Screen Service in Texas accidentally punched in the wrong color code for the blue background, resulting in this sky-blue color variant. Because Lucasfilm only wanted the original dark blue version to be distributed, they ultimately had to destroy the wrong color versions. Of course, several of these one-sheets escaped the jaws of the recycling shredder (around twenty-five - most of them folded versions, but a couple of them have escaped the folding press) and there are also rumors that there could possibly be a few insert and half-sheet proof sizes of this light blue color combo, most likely still found together on a sheet of uncut paper stock. (Tag style info - GAU Union bug / Litho In U.S.A. / Property disclaimer license / NSS# R820180 Empire Strikes Back)

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