USA The Empire Strikes Back Advance Teaser One-Sheet

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USA The Empire Strikes Back Advance Teaser One-Sheet
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Other Info: This teaser poster debuted in late '79, to let everyone know that the second film in the Star Wars trilogy was "Coming to your galaxy this summer". The poster has the ominous Vader head photo, with a glimmering helmet, set on a black starry background. The tagline at the top says, "The Star Wars Saga Continues", and the Empire Strikes Back logo is in the lower middle third of the poster in silver text. The cast and credits billing block area are at the bottom and the whole poster is framed with a nice white border. (Tag style info - Advance One Sheet)

Variations*: Two printing versions of this poster exist - 'NSS' and 'Studio' markings. In the bottom border of the National Screen Service version, it has "Advance One Sheet / Union bug litho - Property NSS disclaimer / Empire Strikes Back - Star Wars II 800001" coding. The Studio version only has "Advance One-Sheet" on the left-hand side. The poster has also been reprinted in the smaller print size by Portal Publications, and there is a 27" x 40" reproduction by ZigZag posters printed in the mid-'90s and also in 2005.

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Bottom of advance "The Empire Strikes Back" one-sheet w/ NSS markings.