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June 06, 1977

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York City, June 6, 1977

* George Lucas' amazingly successful, "Star Wars"
*  2nd week showing in a counterculture publication

Page 45 has a ad for George Lucas' "Star Wars"  The ad measures 10 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches. This original "Star Wars" movie opened just 12 days earlier. The fact that this was a weekly publication makes this one the first ads to appear here.

Provenance: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive.

Background: The Village Voice was an American counterculture newspaper known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. It introduced free-form, high-spirited, and passionate journalism into the public discourse - a tradition it maintained throughout its 60+ year history. It is quite common to find great political cartoons, satirical cartoons and articles, thought-provoking editorials, and ads and reviews for both concerts and theater productions - both on and off Broadway. Many iconic writers and musicians credit their appearance in The Village Voice for at least a portion of their success.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. If purchasing, please do so with discretion.

Complete with all 120 pages, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century