Star Wars New Orleans Mardi Gras
Star Wars New Orleans Mardi Gras :
new orleans / Star Wars Numbered And Signed / A Yoda inspired screenprint promoting the "1981 New Orleans Mardi Gras". Signed in pencil at the bottom "Red Issue,. Yoda is sitting on a Bourbon Street street lamp post sign, sipping on a straw out of a bottle. Printed in 1981, these posters were not officially authorized by Lucasfilm Ltd. who only became aware of their existence when Allan Trosclair (head of security for Lucas from 1981 to 1985) was visiting New Orleans. He saw the poster for sale in a gallery and purchased it, so that he could show it to George Lucas. Lucas, notoriously known for protecting the integrity of the franchise, was amused by the absurd image and chose to not have his legal department pursue the artist for copyright infringement.