USA Star Wars Style "B" Advance Teac & Tascam One-Sheet

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USA Star Wars Style "B" Advance Teac & Tascam One-Sheet
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Other Info: This unreleased one-sheet poster highlighted the contribution of Teac and Tascam series equipment (80-8 8-Track 1/2" Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder Machine) to the movie. It was used to make the beep voices of R2-D2 and to mix and record all of the special dialogue and sound effects for the film. The poster is using the same blue background with the white border trim as the advance style "B" one-sheet used. It also has the famous tagline, "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...", plus it adds, "Teac and Tascam were there.". This advance poster was part of a promotional package that Tascam and Lucas were working on, that would have seen John Williams audio score and the Star Wars sound effects put onto two 7-inch tape reels. The two reels were to then be packaged with an expensive booklet and given out to studios, producers, dealers, and record labels when the movie premiered. We tracked down documents from the original marketing team that showed that this conceptual poster design would ultimately not be approved because the Teac and Tascam audio promotion was axed and never came to fruition. In turn, Gore Graphics, Inc. destroyed the small print run. There are very few copies of this promotional one-sheet floating around - probably less than three along with the mock-up proof. In fact, it is so rare that it was left off the '85 Star Wars one-sheet checklist, because there was no information from either Lucasfilm Ltd. or 20th Century Fox about it in the archives. Of course with all things related to Star Wars, someone always saves a copy or two of everything even if unintentional - as was the case with the few copies of this poster from the Gore Graphics warehouse. In our opinion, this one-sheet is obviously rarer than even the nine individual (two copies each) of the US/Canadian Triple Bill one-sheets. We all talk about the 'Holy Grails' of Star Wars poster collecting but how do you classify this? Below we are showing two pics from the advertising publicity supervisor.

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Teac and Tascam proof photo. From the collection of Charles Lippincott.
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Gore Graphics proof tag. From the collection of Charles Lippincott.