Star Wars, 1977
Original Vintage One Sheet Movie Poster (27x41")
Here is the gorgeous and most rare of all the styles, the style C Star Wars one sheet. While there are many "pirated" copies, this is a genuine one sheet that rarely appears on the market. Excellent + Condition and has been professionally linen backed. A real beauty
Star Wars (20th Century Fox, 1976). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style C. While most fans are familiar with the original poster designed by Tom Jung, Fox commissioned other artists to design posters for the international market. The Hildebrandt brothers created an imaginative one sheet design deemed too abstract by the studio, which wanted fully realized likenesses of the stars. With "Star Wars" storming across the country, Fox wanted the newly famous faces of the actors to market the film, so artist Chantrell designed a poster with the characters in mid-action and starships buzzing around them. The artwork captures the energy of the film, while Luke's direct address to the viewer replicates the film's expert engagement of the audience.
The dynamic style C one sheet for "Star Wars" has been reproduced numerous times. All of the earmarks of the knock-offs (the hair on R2, the hair on Leia's back, the orange and much less vibrant glow of the laser blast, etc.) are not present on this poster. The one sheet features artwork by Chantrell of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness and Peter Cushing, as well as images of Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3PO and the Death Star