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Auction History Result

6y474 EMPIRE STRIKES BACK printer's test white title advance 1sh '80 cool c/u image of Darth Vader head!

Date Sold 11/4/2010
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Unfolded Printer's Test White Title Advance One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 29 1/4" x 41" [74 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

The Empire Strikes Back (now known as "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back"), the classic 1980 Irvin Kershner science fiction (sci-fi) outer space action adventure sequel ("The Star Wars Saga Continues"; "Story by George Lucas") starring Mark Hamill (as Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (as Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (as Princess Leia), Billy Dee Williams (as Lando Calrissian), Anthony Daniels ("as C-3PO"), David Prowse ("as Darth Vader"), Kenny Baker ("as R2-D2"), Peter Mayhew ("as Chewbacca"), Frank Oz ("as Yoda"), Alec Guinness (as Obi-Wan Kenobi), Jeremy Bulloch (as Boba Fett), and John Hollis (as Lobot)
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Important Added Info: Note that this is a very rare uncut printer's test! Before a poster was printed in large quantities, the printer would print a limited number of posters as "test" posters. Commonly, they would leave the color chart on the left edge of the poster, which added an extra 2 1/4" to the width of the poster (which explains why the poster measures 29 1/4" x 41"). These printer's tests would then be shown to the various people in a position to "OK" them, and once they were completely approved, the printer would print the full print run of the posters. Not only is a printer's test far more rare than a regular poster, but it is also 100% genuine, there is no fear of purchasing a reproduction! In the case of this poster, the choice was made to go with a silver color on the title instead of the white seen here. Except for one very rare example, all Vader advance posters have the title in silver!

Condition: very good to fine. There is a 1" tear near the middle of the right border and some very tiny tears in the bottom of the left blank border, but otherwise, the poster is in nice condition! Note that this poster is completely unrestored and there is not a single piece of tape on either the front or back!
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