A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. ORIGINAL 1977 ROLLED (NEVER FOLDED) half sheet poster (22" x 28") from George Lucas' groundbreaking sci fi/fantasy blockbuster STAR WARS. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Peter Cushing.The poster was issued by the National Screen Service Corporation and assigned the date and coding system of 77/21. (The year of release and the sequential order of the movie for that year). Once a movie finished its theatrical engagement, theaters were instructed to return these posters to the NSS or destroy them! They were NEVER intended to be circulated among the general public. This Star Wars half sheet poster is a great investment opportunity!
The artwork used for this beautiful poster is by artist. Who also did the artwork for the original 1 sheet poster (which was also used for the insert poster, the 30" x 40", the 40" x 60", the 3 sheet poster and 6 sheet poster). The half sheet poster (22" x 28") is the ONLY ONE where he took his initial artwork concept and expanded it to feature Obi Wan Kenobi. Also a scene where Han, Luke and Chewy are at the Royal Award Ceremony on Yavin 4. Also this artwork features an alternate image of Darth Vader, as well as the explosion of the Death Star and close ups of the X-wing fighters in flight.THIS IS A VERY RARE POSTER DUE TO THIS ALTERNATE ARTWORK AND IS HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER BY collectors and movie memorabilia enthusiasts. Also, the size of this poster is extremely popular with collectors due to its horizontal format and it's much less expensive to frame than a traditional one sheet. Half sheet posters (as well as insert, 30" x 40" and 40" x 60" posters) were all printed on a heavy card stock making them much more durable than traditional one sheet posters which could cause some light creasing due to the nature of the thick card stock. The poster has a tiny crease in lower left corner (see photo # 1), two very minor creases on the top border, a very, very tiny tear (see photo # 7) and some very light creases in the body of the poster that are barely noticeable. The poster is in EXCELLENT condition. There are no pinholes, no staple holes, no tape and no writing on the front or back. The colors are deep, bold and robust. This is a FANTASTIC poster and features what many consider to be the best artwork commissioned for the film!
The poster has been stored flat in an acid-free printer's proofing box and comes from a smoke-free, pet-free and climate controlled environment. It's NEVER been displayed since I acquired it over 35+ years ago and comes from my personal movie poster collection. Ships to lower 48 states. If you have any questions regarding the poster, please contact me PRIOR to purchasing or submitting a best offer and I'll reply as quickly as possible. Thank you for your interest!The item "STAR WARS (1977) ORIGINAL ROLLED HALF SHEET (22 x 28) MOVIE POSTER RARE" is in sale since Thursday, September 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1970-79". The seller is "steev2108xtq" and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.