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Posted 10 months ago

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Belltown
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Last week I sent an "Empire Strikes Back" poster from 1980 to the artist who created it, Roger Kastel. I wrote about Roger's "Jaws" poster a year or two ago, so when my friend Naomi recently gave me this Star Wars poster as a gift, I contacted Roger and asked him if he'd be willing to sign it. He did, and also sent me a couple of signed photos of his original and early treatments for the poster. The studio eventually went with a version that included the Han and Leia "Gone with the Wind" pose, but I think I like the one Roger describes as "one of my favorite versions" even better because it plays up the father-son story, which is really the meat of the movie, right?

Thanks Naomi, and thank you Roger!

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    Very nice Belltown!!!! Great posters!!!
  2. Trey Trey, 8 months ago
    These are awesome.
  3. Belltown Belltown, 8 months ago
    Hi Trey:
    Thanks for the comment. Here's the article on Roger Kastel I was talking about:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/real-hollywood-thriller-who-stole-jaws/
    Best,
    Ben

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