Up for sale is one of the rarest and highly collectable Star Wars items ever. Holy grails like this are getting more and more locked up in "black hole collections". In 1979, prior to the release of Star Wars "The Empire Strikes Back", the studio sent theatres in the US an oversized promotional item in the form of a "Black Press Portfolio". The quantity of these Portfolios is unknown.Items were only given to Movie Theatre owner and this Media promotional items were never available for public sale. The kit is composed of a large black corrugated box that you unfold, and it contains a black envelope inside. Outer box features a silk-screened black on black image of Darth Vader on its left side. The interior of the black box contains a gorgeous oversized posterboard quality sleeve, which was sealed with a solid pewter Darth Vader helmet emblem (which includes a loop at the top to utilize as a necklace pendant if the receiver wished to use it as such). The outer box measures approx 23.5 x 10.75 while the inner envelope measures approx 23 x 10.5. Contained within the black sleeve are two very large, previously unpublished lithographs featuring pre-production artwork (much larger then the Bantam Portfolio prints) by the legendary Star Wars alumni artist Ralph McQuarrie, depicting. "Hoth Rebel Base Interior Headquarters": A dynamic image of Hoth personnel at instrument control boards with a C3PO style robot present. "The Millenium Falcon Escaping Giant Space Slug": A striking image of the infamous Asteroid chase sequence where the Falcon flies out of the jaws of the giant space slug.
Rare opportunity to get a still-sealed Empire Strikes Back art black portfolio from 1979 in excellent condition. This edition is nearly impossible to get in as good condition as this, let alone still sealed in it's original packaging. All prints will be in perfect condition as it was left over 35 years ago. Outer black box has some very slight wear on the exterior, but otherwise in excellent condition!
The pewter Darth Vader sealed envelope has NEVER been opened and is in perfect condition. This is from my personal collection, comes from a smoke free, pet free home, and has never been displayed. I never use stock photos - what you see is what you get!!! Thank you for your interest! The item "1979 Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Black Press Portfolio Limited McQuarry New" is in sale since Thursday, March 28, 2019.
This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1970-79". The seller is "misterfutures" and is located in München. This item can be shipped worldwide.