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Premiere of "The Empire Strikes Back", in a Los Angeles newspaper...

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May 21, 1980


* Best "The Empire Strikes Back" advertisement
* Star Wars: Episode V
* Grand Opening Day premiere

A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "The Empire Strikes Back" and perhaps no better newspaper could be found than this, the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry - the Hollywood area's prime publication.

Note: Where else might one find authentic ads for Opening Day showings, in the most desirable Hollywood-area newspaper - as we were lucky enough to obtain this (and others) indirectly from the Los Angeles Times' own collection? It simply doesn't get any better! In over 40 years of collecting, we have yet to see such unique & dramatic coverage with truly top-shelf, eye-catching displayability (see images).

Page 3 of section VI has a 16 x 9 1/2 inch advertisement printed on this iconic film's opening day.
A quite rare issue as it would not have been saved since it contains no historically significant content. Present are the complete sections 1 and VI totaling 38 ( of 116) pages. Great condition.

Category: The 20th Century