With yesterday being Memorial Day in the United States it seemed to be a little disrespectful to put up a post about the anniversary of the release of STAR WARS!
Thirty Eight years ago yesterday...my childhood was born!
I know I can sound so melodramatic when I talk about how STAR WARS changed my life in 1977... but it did. As STAR WARS mania began to grow I moved from Hampden, MA to Broad Brook, CT and was depressed. I lost all my friends and after a particularly tough day in my new 4th grade, my dad took me back to Massachusetts (Springfield in fact) to go see STAR WARS... now the hottest ticket in town. Up until then I had the STAR WARS comics from Marvel and a few STAR WARS shirts.
When the film was released (not the 4th in the series, but the only one), there wasn't any merchandise available; no cards, figures...anything. The merchandize boom wouldn't begin until later in 1978.
But for so many of us... May 25th, 1977 was the greatest day of our lives!