STAR WARS, Episode IV: 1977. Original authenticated near mint condition 1 Sheet (27 x 41″) “Style D” AKA “the Circus style” NSS 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…” This beautiful artwork by Drew Struzan is reportedly George Lucas’s favorite poster for Star Wars. There are two original theatrical movie posters with this artwork; this Style D version, issued by the (NSS) National Screen Service, and the other issued by the studio. Both versions can be seen below in Figure 1.
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 (Figure 1.). 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 is George Lucas’s favorite Star Wars movie poster and one of Struzan’s most famous pieces of artwork!
This particular authenticated style D “NSS” movie theater poster that is for sale at our gallery in Katy, Texas or online, is in near mint condition; however there is one minor imperfection to note. The fold lines show slight wear, with a pin hole sized hole at each cross fold. These posters are not very common, but in condition like this; they are ideal for investors or collectors; as their condition grading commands a higher value.
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Condition C8-9. For Sale $695
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