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    Sale 5423

    Vintage Film Posters

    5 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 668

    The Empire Strikes Back

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    The Empire Strikes Back
    1980, Lucasfilm/T.C.F., U.S. one-sheet, style A -- 41x27in. (104x69cm.), (A-) unfolded
    Art by Roger Kastel (5)

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    The Style A poster is commonly known as the 'Gone With The Wind' or 'Love Story' style. Shortly after the film's release, it was withdrawn from circulation due to a dispute with actor Billy Dee Williams concerning his absence from the artwork.

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    Please note that there is only one part to this lot, and not five as incorrectly stated in the catalogue.


    NOURMAND, Tony & MARSH, Graham Science Fiction Poster Art, London: Aurum Press, 2003, p.141 (illus.)