For Sale: 1980 Raiders of the Lost Ark Pre Release Press Kit

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For Sale:

A vintage 1980 original large format press kit/trade announcement that was issued prior to the release of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

This was issued prior to the film's U.S. theatrical release (as the last line on the back cover reads "Tentative Billing" in regards to the cast and crew listing). Complete confirmation of the cast and crew had not been made at time of issue.

It measures approximately 10.5 x 13.5 in.

The front cover features the film's logo with acknowledgements to Lucasfilm Ltd. and director Steve Spielberg.

It opens to a great 2-page spread with die-cut artwork of Indiana Jones (who does not look like Harrison Ford) with a cigarette in his mouth as he holds his whip and stands at-the-ready to battle German tanks and armored trucks as various Middle Eastern denizens ride on horses and camels.

The interior was designed almost like a pocket folder, as the artwork is printed on a separate piece of stock that can be lifted up from the larger background stock.

The back cover features a more detailed cast and crew listing.

Also included is a synopsis of the film.

Four full color flyers front and back that have information about the film.

And two art lithographs depicting scenes from the film.

The artwork was created by Jim Steranko and features a facsimile of his signature.

I am asking $1200.00.

If in the local Los Angeles or Orange County areas, pick up can be arranged.

PayPal is preferred. Sent USPS Priority Insured.

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This is so amazing. Truly a treasure and unfortunate you are parting with it. About 15 years ago pre-kids, I was on a hunt for this. I really enjoyed looking at your detailed photos. Thank you for the trip down memory lane and good luck with your sale!
 
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This is so amazing. Truly a treasure and unfortunate you are parting with it. About 15 years ago pre-kids, I was on a hunt for this. I really enjoyed looking at your detailed photos. Thank you for the trip down memory lane and good luck with your sale!
Thank you for your kind words. I honestly had trouble pricing it due to it rarity. I hate using that word when describing a collectible these days too many use it so loosely. But THIS one here is rare. Not sure exactly why. It was sent out to industry and film houses I'm sure by the hundreds or thousands possibly in 1980. I guess they saw no value in it and just tossed them away. I researched online and eBay for another ever completed sales and came up empty handed. I'm glad to say I owned it. It will be a treasure for any Indy collector out there I'm sure.
 
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