Friday, May 25, 2012
35 Years of Geekdom
Every now and then my inner geekiness comes out and I get a little sentimental. It happens about every five years, on an anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars movie, which occurred here in the U.S. on May 25, 1977. I was seven years old then, and that summer my whole life changed. For the next six years, my world revolved around the Star Wars saga and all its licensing glory--seeing the movies multiple times in the theater, collecting every toy, book, magazine, newspaper clipping, even jotting into a notebook the times and dates when the themes were played on the radio (OCD)... My best friend at the time, Jim, lived down the street and was as obsessed as I was. We created a fan club for all the kids in the neighborhood and even put out newsletters (made on the typewriter with carbon paper for multiple copies).
So on this 35th anniversary (yes, can you believe it has been 35 years?!) of the release of the epic that started it all, here are some examples of posters that appeared in theaters around the world to promote the greatest movie of all time.