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STAR WARS, SPIRAL BOUND ALBUM CONTAINING 52 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, 1977

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 9,000 GBP

STAR WARS, SPIRAL BOUND ALBUM CONTAINING 52 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, 1977

STAR WARS, SPIRAL BOUND ALBUM CONTAINING 52 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, 1977

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 9,000 GBP

Lot sold:

6,250

GBP

STAR WARS, SPIRAL BOUND ALBUM CONTAINING 52 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, 1977


Spiral bound album containing 52 original photographs produced in 1976. This album contains original hand-printed photographs from the camera negatives taken on set. There were hundreds of photographs taken with minor variations, such as characters looking left, right, etc. From these the studio selected the best ones to produce a negative for use to promote the film in newspaper and magazine publications. Certain magazines, such as Time, wanted exclusive images that competitors wouldn't have, which is why the studio had such a variety of photographs to choose from.


This particular album is believed to be one of only a handful produced to send to the three contracted toy manufacturers as design guidelines for the toys produced in conjunction with the film's release. George Lucas's Star Wars was the first film to introduce merchandise in a global way to increase the film's popularity and revenue - there a franchise was born. The photographs in this particular album are a superior quality to the ones used to promote the film, as these were probably shot on a large format camera. This piece was in the Jerry Ohlinger collection for over thirty years.


8 x 10 in. (20 x 25 cm)


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Excellent condition, with the colours remaining very strong. As these photographs are contained in a ring-binder album they all have binder holes along the left-hand edges.


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