STAR WARS, Episode IV: 1977. Original 1 Sheet (27 x 41″) Style D “Circus” style Drew Struzan art movie theater poster for sale starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing, and directed by George Lucas. “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” Artwork by Drew Struzan and this is the Style D version as issued by the National Screen Service. This original
There are no known reproductions, but three reprints: 2 for the 15th anniversary and one in 2007. There are however two original Style D 1 sheet Movie posters with the same artwork. There is the version with the NSS (National Screen Service) information on the bottom margin and there is the 20th century fox studio version released without. The below figure documents the two different versions. The poster for sale in this listing is an original NSS release and is considered by collectors the more valuable version. The artwork for this poster is an iconic display of mixed medium employing oil paints and airbrush. It is in fact famous for the fact it it George Lucas’s favorite Star Wars movie poster and one of Struzan’s most famous pieces of artwork!
This particular original Star Wars Episode IV original NSS Style D 1 sheet Movie Theater Poster that is for sale is in good to very good condition. It does however show some minor defects; there are 3 to 5 pin holes in each corner, the top margin has a 1″ tear with no missing paper there is general rippling throughout the poster and very light wear along the fold lines. The poster will look spectacular following linen backing which is scheduled for 4th quarter of 2014.
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Condition C6. Sold For $450
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