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24. July 2013 05:35
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1984 TV Times Interview with Carrie Fisher

24. July 2013 05:35 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

In this vintage interview with Carrie Fisher, she discusses what it was like to grow up a daughter to Hollywood royalty, making it big herself in Star Wars, and life after Star Wars. [More]
1984 TV Times Interview with Carrie Fisher
 

21. July 2013 06:47
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Walter Cronkite's "Universe" Visits ILM

21. July 2013 06:47 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

If you watched the first part of the featurette that aired on CBS with the US network television premiere of Star Wars, you may have seen a short clip of Walter Cronkite meeting with George Lucas and visiting Industrial Light and Magic (ILM). We have tracked down and done our best to restore the whole segment of Cronkite's "Universe". [More]
Walter Cronkite
 

18. July 2013 06:16
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Star Wars Network TV Premiere on CBS 1984

18. July 2013 06:16 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

It wasn't until February 26th 1984 that CBS finally aired Star Wars for the first time on network television in the US. However, as a special bonus feature, the film was book-ended by this special 22 minute behind the scenes featurette, hosted by Mark Hamill... [More]
Star Wars Network TV Premiere on CBS 1984
 

15. July 2013 06:35
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Movie Channel Guide 1983

15. July 2013 06:35 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Continuing our look at Star Wars on TV, in February of 1983 Americas cable network The Movie Channel began airing Star Wars in Stereo. These magazine scans from the channels preview guide are from Neato Coolville and as with the Death Star Plans, this young Bothan Spy (Todd Franklin) paid a heavy price for them... [More]
Movie Channel Guide 1983
 

12. July 2013 06:44
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1982 Star Wars TV Times

12. July 2013 06:44 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Star Wars made its UK television Premiere on Sunday October 24th 1982 at 7:15pm. I was 7 years old. My next door neighbor was kind enough to give me a copy of that weeks TV Times, which I kept it for many years, re-reading it until it fell to pieces and my mother insisted on throwing it away. 30 Years later I was lucky enough to find another one... [More]
1982 Star Wars TV Times
 

9. July 2013 07:04
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Gong - German Star Wars Return of the Jedi Photo book

9. July 2013 07:04 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Here is the third and final collection of German Gong Magazine pages that make up the Return of the Jedi photo book, published some time in the mid/late 1980s. [More]
Gong - German Star Wars Return of the Jedi Photo book
 

3. July 2013 07:00
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Vintage Star Wars People Magazine 1977

3. July 2013 07:00 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Read about the "talented folks (all under 40) who gave us C-3P0 and the summer's box office sizzler" in this vintage issue of People Magazine, published 36 years ago this month... [More]
 

30. June 2013 07:19
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Gong - German Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Photo book

30. June 2013 07:19 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Here is the second collection of German Gong Magazine pages that make up the Empire Strikes Back photo book. I believe the pages come from 47 different issues of the weekly magazine, published some time in the mid/late 1980s. [More]
Gong - German Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Photo book
 

18. June 2013 07:46
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1983 Return of The Jedi Burger King TV Commercial

18. June 2013 07:46 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Last time we looked at some of the commercials that aired around the time of the Star Wars Special Edition Re-releases of 1997, today you can compare those ads to one from 1983, promoting Return of The Jedi and Burger King with four collectible Star Wars drinking glasses. Luke Skywalker, The Ewoks, Han Solo, and Jabba the Hutt - Collect them all! [More]
1983 Return of The Jedi Burger King TV Commercial
 

15. June 2013 07:41
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PepsiCo Backs `STAR WARS' SE with Cosmic Promo Blitz

15. June 2013 07:41 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

This article from a January 1997 issue of 'Advertising Age' reports on the promotional campaign by PepsiCo for The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition re-release and a new Star Wars film due in 1999 from Lucasfilm Ltd. PepsiCo committed two billion dollars to promote the trilogy. Although Roger Enrico, chief executive officer of PepsiCo talked about the synergy the related efforts would generate, some franchisees and bottlers were wondering if competition and confusion would not be the actual result. Watch the Pepsi, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut commercials that aired on American TV in January 1997. [More]
PepsiCo Backs `STAR WARS