MUST HAVE STAR WARS! Here is one of the mainstay posters in the Star Wars collecting hobby: A ROLLED/Never-Folded BONA FIDE ORIGINAL 1980 Star Wars THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Style “B” One-Sheet. This one-sheet (27×41 inches) was issued directly by 20th Century-Fox back in 1980 [rolled], as opposed to the National Screen Service version, which was systematically issued one-sheets folded. This poster was originally issued and rush printed to replace the “Gone With the Wind” style one-sheet. Billy Dee Williams questioned why he wasn’t included along with all the other billed actors on the poster artwork – after seeing it at the film’s LA premiere. With lightning speed, this “B” style one-sheet was issued by Fox. A small but clear image of Lando Calrissian adorns the now famous poster. After Billy Dee’s “premier” complaint, Lucasfilm and Fox had clear egg on their faces, and so panic ensued to get this poster out to replace the “Gone With the Wind” before undo publicity transpired. THIS IS 100% GUARANTEED ORIGINAL RARE 1980 PRINTING. This is one of the few original 1-sheets that was issued to the ROLLED to theaters right after that Billy Dee hubbub. It was issued by 20th Century-Fox directly. I was lucky enough to get this beauty, way back then, over 35 years ago! I’ve personally held it until now. Hopefully, some lucky new owner can enjoy it for the next 35 years. This fantastic rarity is in MINT/ NearMINT ROLLED NEVER-FOLDED CONDITION!! If you’re looking for a clean one, and who’s not, this would be it! It was protected in a tube since 1977 and has recently been Archivally Museum Linen-mounted to flatten it out and protect it from damage, so it can be framed properly. It worked like a charm because the poster came out terrific! I used the best conservator in the USA. He ONLY uses high-grade materials, such as thicker linen and thicker acid-free Japanese rice paper. The better materials cost more but make a real difference in the end result. It’s flat as a pancake and as nice as can be. A finer Star Wars poster display would be hard to get, maybe impossible. This poster is class all the way! Let’s face it, if you’ve looked – then you’ve learned – this poster is HARD to find in clean ROLLED NEVER-FOLDED condition!! Almost all of these are now screwed up in some kind of significant way. This one is not! Check out the photos. SEE DIRECT HIGH-RES PHOTOS OF THE POSTER YOU’LL BE ACTUALLY GETTING! LINEN-MOUNTING is an accepted form of poster preservation by the Library of Congress and every Museum in the country. A lot of advanced poster buyers request and prefer linen-mounted posters because it makes framing and displaying the posters much easier – without the risk of damaging the original. The white you see in photo #5 – beyond that of the poster – is the white of the Japanese paper lining the linen border margin. You can see how easy it would be to damage the original poster without that extra margin of protection. The backing makes the poster much safer to handle – it GREATLY reduces the risk of damaging the original. Also, all of my linen-backed posters have been stored FLAT so they DO NOT have a curl to them – They’re all ready for framing and display! If you’re looking for an investment/museum quality item. Poster has been stored. It can crash regardless of any decision you make and can even crash regardless of any decision made by the company related to the stock – Leaving you with a near worthless piece of paper that won’t inspire anyone! The magnificence of art and historic documents have an inherent value that relates to civilization and society. This poster is definitely. FOR MOST ITEMS LISTED. Please write with any questions. If you’re in the market for top quality original vintage movie posters or Star Wars, then please. The item “Star Wars THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK MOVIE POSTER MINT/NM ARCHIVAL LINEN-MOUNTED” is in sale since Tuesday, July 14, 2020. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1980-89″. The seller is “mrs.miniver” and is located in Studio City, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Size: 27×41 inch One-Sheet
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Movie: The Empire Strikes Back
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Object Type: Poster
- Industry: Movies