Charles Lippincott (October 28, 1939 - May 19, 2020) was the advertising publicity supervisor on Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
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Charles Lippincott first presented Star Wars to the public in July 2, 1976, at a slideshow held at the Westercon Hyatt House Hotel, in Los Angeles. He later publicized the film at science fiction conventions in the winter of 1976. Although Star Wars was a initially a tough sell on other fronts, Lippincot felt convention-goers "really got off on it. They felt liked, they were being accepted into something. And they loved the idea that they were the first to know."[source?]
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- The Star Wars Album
- "Star Wars 10th Anniversary Convention!!"—The Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine 1
- Empire Building: The Remarkable Real Life Story of Star Wars
- Star Wars: The Complete Vader