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October 21, 1979

CALENDAR SECTION (Sundays) only of the Los Angeles Times, May 18, 1980

* The Empire Strikes Back - Star Wars: Episode V
* Pre-opening day review and advertisement
* From the capital of the entertainment industry

The top of the front page of this section has a heading: "IN THE 'STAR WARS' SAGA, 'EMPIRE' STRIKES FORWARD" which is a pre-opening day review for this blockbuster film. The review continues inside with a few related photos. Also of significance is a page 11 advertisement for this movie which was to open Wednesday, May 21st. A great and very rare item before it's release. I would assume not many of these if any others even exist. And great that its from the home of the entertainment industry.
Also of interest is a advertisement for "The Shining" which was to open the following Friday on May 23rd.
Other entertainment topics throughout. Complete Calendar section only with 100 pages, never bound, tabloid size measuring 14 x 11 inches, a little rough at the margins on various pages, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century