THE MOTHER OF ALL STAR WARS POSTERS. If you're looking for the ULTIMATE Star Wars movie poster, look no further - YOU JUST FOUND IT! This is a RARE one: The famous 24-sheet Movie Theater Billboard rendered by legendary poster artist Tom Jung.This amazing artifact of cultural significance was made in 1977 to advertise the upcoming film Star Wars, produced by 20th Century-Fox - The rest of the story we all know. Star Wars became a force of world changing history that still impacts everyone on the planet today. This is the beginning of that movement.
This 24-sheet billboard poster size was only issued when the film first came out. Almost all the billboards were pasted up and used, so only a FEW survived. There are less than ten of these known WORLDWIDE! That's RARE by any standard!
Many consider it the HOLY GRAIL of ALL Film Posters. It's definitely THE MOTHER of ALL Star Wars posters. This poster, as was the case with all 24-sheet posters manufactured at the time, was printed in 12 separate paper sections. When assembled, in total it measures 19 feet 7 inches by 8 feet 9 inches.
That's a pretty precise exact accurate measurement. How do I know this? Right at about 25 years ago I obtained another one, which, in 1999, I had professionally linen-mounted in one solid piece. I carefully measured it then, before it was cut down from the stretcher.
I went to great lengths to have it professionally photographed back then, and so I'm able to provide this great photo now - you can really see how stellar of an item this original truly is. That's how it was issued back in 1977, folded. Photo #2 is of those folded sections unmounted in Excellent++ unbacked condition. Photo #2 also has an image of the stamp that is on the back of the poster - to show the paper hanger how it goes together.This original can easily be mounted in one section, but I'll leave that decision up to the new owner. As a service, I can provide the winner with all the necessary information on where and how this can be done for them, if they so choose to have it mounted. Many collectors like to keep these type of items in their original state.
Either way, it's a winner beyond compare. After 100 years of being the industry standard, paper billboards are now an artifact from the past.The film industry discontinued printing their 24-sheet and 30-sheet movie billboards on paper, just like that - overnight - in the early 2000s. Unlike poster paper, vinyl is NOT archival or stable! It degrades and breaks down over time. Vinyl is also exceeding difficult to store.
Basically, vinyl poster stock is not viable for long-term collecting and procuring! I won't touch it. Happily, this vintage Star Wars original 24-sheet was made on glorious USA high-quality paper.It was right about 2007 (or thereabouts) that the paper movie billboard sadly came to an historic end in America. Nevertheless, the paper billboard had enjoyed a full 100 years of prowess. It more than stood tall; it stood mighty, as a unique art form and an important part of our heritage.
Life would look a whole lot different here in the United States if it weren't for the creation of the billboard. There's no question, billboards have literally changed the landscape of this country - from sea to shining sea. The best of them need to be preserved. This is one of the very best of them! If you're looking for investment/museum quality item - look no further!Make it the cornerstone, or better yet - BACKDROP - to your collection. Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Anthony Daniels.... It can crash regardless of any decision you make and can even crash regardless of any decision made by the company related to the stock - Leaving you with a near worthless piece of paper that won't inspire anyone!
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