Artist: Unknown Artist
Two UK Special Screening/Press Show Invitations (1977-80), including the Special Screening of "Star Wars", 20th July 1977 and the Press Show for "The Empire Strikes Back", 19th May 1980. These once belonged to the British poster artist Tom Chantrell ("Chan" has been written to the reverse of the "Star Wars" one, this being his nickname). The "Star Wars" Invitation bears the earlier Hildebrandt Star Wars design. This is significant as Chantrell was commissioned to create an alternative poster for the British release of the film. Chantrell was invited (with his family) to this Special Screening to help provide inspiration. Chantrell's iconic "Style-C" poster design was the result.
Star Wars 3 1/2" x 8 1/4" (9 x 21 cm) and Empire Strikes Back 5 1/2" x 8" (14 x 20.3 cm)
Both unrestored and unfolded. The "Star Wars" item is near mint. The "Empire Strikes Back" has a slight smudge.
£200 - 300
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This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.