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Post by Steve_Danley on Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:33 pm

Here a couple of theatrical promotional buttons from my collection.

The first, featuring the early "pointy W" incarnation of the Star Wars logo was handed out to theater employees and customers prior to the film's release:
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The second is a "May The Force Be With You" button that was handed out to the first 5,000 moviegoers at select special engagement premieres of the film on May 25th 1977 (as advertised in the herald for the Charles theater in Boston):

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Post by ourchickenshack on Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:44 pm

Awesome buttons Steve bowwing

Is there any writing/copyright information on the edges or anywhere on either of those buttons ?
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Re: PRERELEASE and EARLY PROMOTIONAL STAR WARS ITEMS

Post by Steve_Danley on Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:36 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Awesome buttons Steve bowwing

Is there any writing/copyright information on the edges or anywhere on either of those buttons ?

Thanks!

Unfortunately, neither button as any licensing information present. The first was most likely distributed by 20th Century-Fox to theatrical venues along with the film's teaser trailer during the Christmas season of 1976. Some great information about this and other collectibles of the pre-release era can be found here: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

I also confirmed with Pete Vilmur that the MTFBWY button was the same style given out at the exclusive engagements.

I really love early stuff like this!

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Post by Commander Clint on Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:20 am

Steve, that is great stuff & was a fantastic article to read as well. cheers
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PRERELEASE & EARLY PROMOTIONAL STAR WARS ITEMS

Post by ourchickenshack on Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:46 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Awesome buttons Steve bowwing

Is there any writing/copyright information on the edges or anywhere on either of those buttons ?

Thanks!

Unfortunately, neither button as any licensing information present. The first was most likely distributed by 20th Century-Fox to theatrical venues along with the film's teaser trailer during the Christmas season of 1976. Some great information about this and other collectibles of the pre-release era can be found here: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

I also confirmed with Pete Vilmur that the MTFBWY button was the same style given out at the exclusive engagements.

I really love early stuff like this!

--Steve

That is a awesome article man clapping

Thanks to your fantastic post of the 2 promo buttons (which I didn't know existed BTW cheers ) I immediately got on Ebay to look and I'll be damned if I didn't find both in one lot for $10 yay

Although the blue May The Force Be With You button seems to be a bit more common the black pointy W Star Wars one seems to be quite uncommon (this was the only one I saw while searching) .

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Even though they aren't in as nice of condition as yours I am super stoked to have found them and very appreciative that you posted yours and taught me some new stuff . BTW - I wasn't even aware that there was a Pointy W early Star Wars logo  bowwing
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THEATER CAMPAIGN BOOK

Post by ourchickenshack on Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:30 pm

THEATER CAMPAIGN BOOK

1977 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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Re: PRERELEASE and EARLY PROMOTIONAL STAR WARS ITEMS

Post by Nico on Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:28 pm

Awesome Book James clapping Very cool images mate cheers
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Post by Sturm86 on Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:27 am

That's awesome clapping cheers
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Post by chris.75 on Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:12 pm

Wow, nice score, picking that theatre campaign book up James. I've not seen that book before. It looks like an early one.
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Re: PRERELEASE and EARLY PROMOTIONAL STAR WARS ITEMS

Post by hellhippie on Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:32 pm

really cool butons , never seen these before ... awesome that you got a set James .. very cool
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Post by ourchickenshack on Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:22 pm

Thanks guys cheers


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READ MAGAZINE

Post by ourchickenshack on Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:50 am

READ MAGAZINE

1977 Xerox Corporation Publishing / Xerox Education Publications (USA)

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READ magazine was primarily sold to schools in the USA for Teacher / Student activities and education . It was published bi-weekly during the school year from September through May . In addition to the student edition shown below there were also teacher editions available with more information .

The small magazines are made of newspaper quality paper and only have 18 pages .

This particular issue of READ was distributed to schools 2 weeks before the movies release date and features the early "Pointy W" Star Wars logo on the article that is inside .


Actual Size :   5  1/2 "  x   8  1/4 "


Volume XXVI / No. 18 / May 11 , 1977


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Post by hellhippie on Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:41 am

love the descriptions in it

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Post by Commander Clint on Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:01 pm

That's a fantastic find. Could you imagine getting a handout like this, 2 weeks before the movie came out in theaters. jaw
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Post by Steve_Danley on Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:11 pm

The campaign book and READ magazine are fantastic, James!

I love the magazine's descriptions:

“Are you sick of seeing the same old movies with the same old heroes involved in the same old typical plots? Then we have just the medicine for you. It’s a new film called Star Wars, and there’s nothing about it that’s same. Or old. Or typical.”

What better way to put it?

I particularly like the following attributed to the Jawas and their mode of transportation:

“The dwarf-sized Jawas speak only in croaks and hisses and smell so bad that insects are attracted to their mouth and nose openings.”

“A spider-legged sand crawler ‘inhales’ the two robots and holds them in its metallic belly.”


Thanks for sharing!

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Post by ourchickenshack on Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:18 pm

Thanks Guys cheers



[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The campaign book and READ magazine are fantastic, James!

I particularly like the following attributed to the Jawas and their mode of transportation:

“The dwarf-sized Jawas speak only in croaks and hisses and smell so bad that insects are attracted to their mouth and nose openings.”

“A spider-legged sand crawler ‘inhales’ the two robots and holds them in its metallic belly.”


Thanks for sharing!

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Same here , the description of the sand crawler is hilarious lol!
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