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    Star Wars (20th Century Fox, 1976). Howard Chaykin Promotional Poster (20" X 29").
    The genius of George Lucas transcends the films he directed, beyond even his role as a writer and producer, because his vision exceeded the two hours spent in a theater. He sacrificed an upfront salary for control over the film's ancillary revenue streams, so keeping his eye on the toys and T-shirts he would sell proved more of a masterstroke than any artistic choice he made. He hired artist Howard Chaykin to create a comic book series based on his screenplay as well as this poster -- which makes no mention of the fact that "Star Wars" and "Luke Skywalker" are references to a forthcoming film. After a limited print of 1000 copies, LucasFilm employees distributed the poster at comic book and science-fiction conventions, but with no movie footage available, few fans bought posters, even at only $1. Rolled, Near Mint.

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