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 promotional poster one-sheet highlighted the contribution of Teac and Tascam series equipment, that was used 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 trim as the advance style "B" uses. It also has the famous tagline, "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...", plus it adds, "Teac and Tascam were there". We tracked down documents from the original marketing team that showed that this concept poster would ultimately not be approved, so the proof run printed at Gore Graphics was destroyed. There are very few copies of this one-sheet floating around - probably less than three. 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. Of course with all things related to Star Wars, someone always saves a copy or two of everything even if unintentionally - as as the case with the few copies of this poster. In my opinion this one-sheet is obviously rarer than 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 are two pics from the proof run, 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.