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Rabbit Test 1978 - Relic of Star Wars mania … ad for a comedy directed by Joan Rivers.
San Francisco Chronicle c. April 1978

Rabbit Test 1978Relic of Star Wars mania … ad for a comedy directed by Joan Rivers.

  • San Francisco Chronicle c. April 1978
Star Wars 1977 - Newspaper ad for the 1978 re-release campaign. 
San Francisco Examiner, 1978

Star Wars 1977 - Newspaper ad for the 1978 re-release campaign. 

  • San Francisco Examiner, 1978
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 - I remember “We are not alone” being the big tagline for this film. I’d forgotten the use of “You’ll see things you never even dreamed of.”  Presciently similar to the tagline for Superman (1978) that was employed a few months later: “You’ll believe a man can fly.”
San Francisco Chronicle, May 7, 1978

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 - I remember “We are not alone” being the big tagline for this film. I’d forgotten the use of “You’ll see things you never even dreamed of.”  Presciently similar to the tagline for Superman (1978) that was employed a few months later: “You’ll believe a man can fly.”

  • San Francisco Chronicle, May 7, 1978
San Francisco Examiner, circa January 1977
  • San Francisco Examiner, circa January 1977
Flyer found at a Star Trek Convention in San Jose, California circa 1976. I’d love to track down the single but that seems very unlikely at this point…

Flyer found at a Star Trek Convention in San Jose, California circa 1976. I’d love to track down the single but that seems very unlikely at this point…




Catalog for Starfleet Command, Inc. of Burbank, CA. Found at Space-Con 6 in Oakland, CA   February 4, 1978. Page 6 of 6.

Catalog for Starfleet Command, Inc. of Burbank, CA. Found at Space-Con 6 in Oakland, CA   February 4, 1978. Page 6 of 6.



Catalog for Starfleet Command, Inc. of Burbank, CA. Found at Space-Con 6 in Oakland, CA   February 4, 1978. Page 5 of 6.

Catalog for Starfleet Command, Inc. of Burbank, CA. Found at Space-Con 6 in Oakland, CA   February 4, 1978. Page 5 of 6.



Catalog for Starfleet Command, Inc. of Burbank, CA. Found at Space-Con 6 in Oakland, CA   February 4, 1978. Page 4 of 6.

Catalog for Starfleet Command, Inc. of Burbank, CA. Found at Space-Con 6 in Oakland, CA   February 4, 1978. Page 4 of 6.



Catalog for Starfleet Command, Inc. of Burbank, CA. Found at Space-Con 6 in Oakland, CA   February 4, 1978. Page 3 of 6.

Catalog for Starfleet Command, Inc. of Burbank, CA. Found at Space-Con 6 in Oakland, CA   February 4, 1978. Page 3 of 6.