The Star Wars Album was a companion book to the film Star Wars, published in November 1977 by Ballantine Books. The cover price was $5.95.

The magazine was a companion to the movie and included character profiles, photos, concept art and behind the scenes articles.

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Publisher's descriptionEdit

The exclusive, behind-the-scenes story of the making of Star Wars—the most extraordinary film in motion picture history, including over a hundred exclusive photos, plus special effects secrets, interviews with George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill, the Anatomy of an Android, and a Star Wars Technical Glossary.


  • Introduction
  • How It All Began: Fact or Fiction?
  • Flash: Universal Hero!
  • Robot Revolution: Early Relatives of Star Wars
  • The Monstrous Misfits
  • Teammates in Comedy
  • On Guard!
  • "Get Out of Town Before the Twin Suns Set!"
  • The Mystique
  • Plot Synopsis
  • The Force Within George Lucas
  • The Art of Ralph McQuarrie: Easel Come, Easel Go
  • The Man Behind the Magic
  • Notes on Composer John Williams
  • The Magnetic Metalmen
  • Have Crew Will Travel
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Star Wars Sequels
  • Star Wars Glossary

Behind the scenesEdit

The Star Wars Album ended with a two-page glossary of specific Star Wars terms. Most of the entries in the glossary are out of date, but some of them have been rendered completely false by decades of Expanded Universe and the release of the Prequel trilogy. For example, the Clone Wars were described as the "most recent attempt by the Jedi Knights to stop the Imperial forces." Other entries defined Obi-Wan Kenobi as the "one-time leader of the Jedi Knights" and the Old Republic as the "governing body of the Alderaan star system."

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