It played continually for more than a year straight to record-breaking crowds in extremely limited release. After that extended "roadshow play, " Fox decided to go wide with Star Wars in the summer of 1978, expanding the number of theaters by the hundreds. The ongoing poster campaign was renewed by issuing this amazing style "D" artwork.There was finally time to execute the poster George Lucas had originally envisioned but couldn't deliver by the films rushed 1977 opening. Two artists, Charles White III and Drew Struzan, were commissioned. This style D artwork was the result. THIS RARE PRINTER'S TEST PROOF WAS THE FIRST OF THEM EVER PRINTED! IT'S MINT/NearMINT ROLLED NEVER FOLDED CONDITION!
This is a genuine original! Rolled original Style "D" one-sheets are pretty tough to get on their own, but a test proof is unheard of. Unlike the common style "C" test proofs which you see all over the internet, this poster is actually RARE! Also, this poster is MINT/NearMINT ROLLED NEVER FOLDED CONDITION!
There's no way you could find a better one. That's - if - you could even find one at all. This poster is in such great shape that I had it museum Linen-mounted by the best conservator in the USA to de-acidify it and to conserve, or preserve, the poster into staying this way. NO QUESTION this is the last stop for the style "D, " as it gets no better than this! Check out the High-Res scans.
ALSO - Notice the yellow printer's cut line on photo #5. This is a telltale sign that this was an "intended" proof vs. An "intended" proof is where they specifically were making a proof to determine press reediness or to get final approval from the client. An unintended proof is where something goes wrong during the run and the press is stopped and then uncut posters become a side result. This was actually made to be a proof.
I got it from the pressman directly! This poster is UNCUT and measures 28 and 3/4 by 41 inches. A regular issued cut style "D" one-sheet is 27x41 inches.
WITH the extra protective linen margin this piece in its totality measures 30 and 1/2 by 42 and 1/2 inches. Is an accepted form of poster preservation by the Library of Congress and every Museum in the country. Except for one or two, every one of the top twenty. A lot of advanced poster buyers request and prefer linen-mounted posters because it makes framing and displaying the posters much.
Without the risk of damaging the original. The white you see in the photo beyond that of the poster is the white of the Japanese paper lining the linen border margin. You can see how easy it would be to damage the original poster without that extra margin of protection. The backing makes the poster much safer to handle - it GREATLY reduces the risk of damaging the original.
Also, all of my linen-backed posters have been stored FLAT so they DO NOT have a curl to them - They're ready for framing and display! If you are looking for an investment/museum quality poster, look no further.
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The magnificence of art and historic documents have an inherent value that relates to civilization and society. Please write with any questions. If you're in the market for top quality original vintage movie posters or Star Wars, then please. The item "MINT ROLLED STAR WARS D 1978 1-Sheet MOVIE POSTER COLOR-BAR PRINTER'S PROOF" is in sale since Tuesday, July 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1970-79".miniver" and is located in Studio City, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.