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YearMonth/Day/ YearNameLink/ImageVol/IssueCountry/RegionTypeArticle NamePage(s)Description
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1978Summer 1978Star Wars Press Kit - New Material Summer '78
Summer 1978
USAPoster`"The Star Wars Holiday Special"Mylar PosterIntroduction, cast, guest stars, and production.
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1978Preview 1978The Hollywood ReporterFall PreviewUSAMagazine"Specials, Specials"3120th Century Fox-CBS Ad, Blurb of upcoming special.
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1978Nov. 11-17, 1978TV Guide (Ron Leibman Cover)CoverNov. 11-17USATV Guide"The Screening Room" / "Close-Up" / Full Page Ad / ListingA-5 / A-128 / A-129 / A-131Write up in "The Screening Room" / "Close Up" half page with Chewy Mala Picture / Full page standard add
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1978Nov. 10, 1978TV Scene - Winnipeg Free Press (David Jansen Cover)Nov. 10CanadaTV GuideListing54Listing different from others, "Introduces the family of Chewbacca and Solo's Wookiee co-pilot in the original movie" Also has shopping add listing Star Wars model kits on page 37
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1978Nov. 11-17, 1978TV Guide (Carroll Baker Cover)Nov. 11-17CanadaTV Guide"Previews" / "Close-Up" / ListingP-6 / P96 / P96Different wording in "Preview" from US version / Same Close Up as US / No full page add
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1978Nov. 12, 1978TV Prevue - Chicago Sun-TimesNov. 12ChicagoTV Guide"Highlights" / Listing 40 / 43"Highlight" write up with Harvey Korman (Gormaanda) picture
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1978Nov. 12-18, 1978TV Week - Chicago Tribune (Robert Urich Cover)Nov. 12-18ChicagoTV GuideListing/"Friday's Best"/ Large Standard Ad27 / 28 / 29"Friday's Best" "A two hour-variety show…" / Nearly full page (large) standard ad
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1978Nov. 12-18, 1978FOCUS, Messenger-InquirerNov. 12-18??TV Guide"Early Birds CBS Offers Children's Shows for pre-Thanksgiving Viewing Fare"??(Clipping) Blurb, picture of Leia and 3PO, Listing.
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1978Nov. 12-18, 1978Television - St Louis Post Dispatch (Mork/Mindy Cover)Nov. 12-18St LouisTV Guide"Previews" / Listing 5 / 58"Previews" small write up with Luke and R2 picture
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1978Nov. 11-17, 1978TV Digest - St. Louis Globe - Democrat ("Return Engagement Cover)Nov. 11-17St LouisTV GuideListing / Blurb22 / 24Small blurb with C3PO and Leia picture
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1978Nov 12-18, 1978TV Facts (Free Take One / Leia and C3PO Cover)CoverNov. 12-18GeorgiaTV GuideCover / ListingCover / 26Leia and C3PO cover picture
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1978Nov 12-18, 1978Weekly Listings TV Times - LA Times ("The Word" Cover)Nov. 12-18Los AngelesTV GuideWrite Up / Listing / Wide Half Page Standard Ad3 / 40 / 41Write up with Leia and C3PO picture / Half page wide (large) standard ad
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1978Nov 12-18, 1978TV Channels - The Washington PostNov. 12-18USATV GuideListing7Blurb plus listing
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1978Nov 11, 1978TV Week - Memphis Press-Scimitar (Leia and C3PO Cover)CoverNov. 11MemphisTV GuideCover / ListingCover / 10Small blurb with C3PO and Leia picture on cover
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1978Nov 1978Marvel Star Wars Comic - "Crucible!"#17USAComic BookN/ANo mention or relation to HS. However, unique in that it is the 17 issue and was published November of 1978. The HS aired Nov 17, 1978.
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1978Nov 25, 1978BillboardCoverNov. 25, 1978USANewspaper/MagazineJefferson Starship Advert for "Light the Sky on Fire"111Full page add for "Light the Sky on Fire" includes "As seen and heard on the CBS-TV Star Wars Holiday Special"… "Audience 50 Million People"
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1978Nov/Jan 78/79TV Chariot Fanzine78/79USAFanzineStar Wars Reflections in Wookie's Eye31Fan art of Aqualish showing flipper hand.
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19791979Star Wars - The Wookiee StorybookRandom HouseUSABook"The Wookiee Storybook"Children's book about Chewbacca's family. No direct relation to the Holiday Special other than characters and homestead artwork.
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1979Feb 1979Starlog (Holiday Special Cantina on Cover)#19USAMagazine"Star Wars Invades TV"Cover / 50"Cantina Reunion" on cover / 4 page article describing Holiday Special, includes several pictures.
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1979Aug 15 - Sept 5 Summer 1979Bantha Tracks - Official Star Wars Fan Club NewsletterVol 2, #1 / #5USANewsletter"Introducing: Boba Fett"Back PageReferences Boba Fett's first appearance in the HS.
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19831983Return of the Jedi (Luke/Vader with Falcon in Death Star Cover)JapanBook"Star Wars Holiday Special"167All but names in Japanese. Book focusing mostly on ROJ with sections on all movies, has 8 pages of b/w pics from HS.
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1983Aug 1983Young Jump - Special Edition - All About The Star WarsAug 1983JapanPaperback Book"Star Wars Holiday Special"16Mostly in Japanese, two page spread with color pictures.
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1985Oct 1985Starlog (C3PO Cover)Oct 1985USAMagazine"Anthony Daniels"24Unmasked, behind the scenes of Daniels on HS set.
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19871987Bantha Tracks - Star Wars Tenth Anniversary PosterLFL Fan Club / Minds Eye PressUSAPoster"1978 November 17"1978 November 17" THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL airs on CBS-TV featuring CHEWBACCA & THE WOOKIES"
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19941994Star Wars Insider#23USAMagazine"The Star Wars Holiday Special"42Synopsis with photos.
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94/95Dec/Jan 94/95Sci-Fi Universe - Holiday Movie Round-UpUSAMagazine"Holiday Turkey"74Review of HS with pictures.
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19951995Star Wars Insider#27USAMagazine"A Star Wars CELibration"63Article on Star Wars animation by Nelvana with mentions of Holiday Special animated segment.
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1995Oct 1995Overstreet's Fan (Luke/Thrawn Cover)#5USAMagazine"Star Wars Animation"42Article about SW animation including HS segment. Picture of Fett and Stormtroopers.
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1995Dec 1995Tomart's Action Figure Digest (Wookiee family figures on cover)#27USAMagazine"Unproduced 3 3/4" Star Wars Prototypes"Cover / 26Article includes Wookiee family figures. Cover shows Wookie family figures.
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19981998Boba FettUSAMagazine"Just Who is Boba Fett"7 to 9Tell first appearance, voice actor and animated concept drawing.
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1998Oct 1998 / Jan 1999Ultra FilmFax (Brainee top right corner of cover)#69-70USAMagazine"The Star Wars Holiday Special"74Lengthy, very detailed article with interviews, pictures, and behind the scenes. (A must have for any Holiday Special Collector. )
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1998Oct 1998SFX (Animated Fett and Vader on cover)#43UKMagazine"The Unseen Star Wars"Cover / 50Part of a larger article. One page includes two pictures.
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1999June 12-18, 1999TV Guide (E1 Covers - Set of 4)June 12-18USATV Guide"Star Wars Special Force Field"31 (pullout)Special pull out with character dichotomy on one side and memorable SW TV moments on the back. Features picture of Bea Arthur and Harvey Korman in bar with caption blurb.
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2000Aug 2000SFX (Lumpy on Cover)#67UKMagazine"The Madness of King George"Cover / 825 page article with many pictures and preproduction drawings.
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2000Nov 2000Tomart's Action Figure Digest#81USAMagazine"Greatest Figures Never Made - The Toys from Tom Troy"38Article about unproduced toys includes Fett Sea Serpent design.
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20012001Star Wars Roleplaying Game - Alien AnthologyWizards of the CoastUSABook"Aqualish", "Arcona", "Dashade", "Snivvian"55 / 56 / 67 / 101Various pictures form Holiday Special used for aliens.
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2002January 2002ToyFare ("Star Wars Holiday Special Figures Revealed!" on cover)#53USAMagazine"The Nightmare Before Empire"40Article about custom-made HS action figures as if they were in a catalog with character descriptions.
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2002Winter 2002Star Wars Magazin (Journal of the Whills)#24GermanyMagazine"Daniel Logan 1st Boba Fett", "TV Mission Das Star Wars Holiday Special"28 / 40Cartoon debut of Boba Fett. 5 page article about the Holiday Special with many pictures.
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2004Dec 3, 2004Entertainment Weekly#795USAMagazine"Buried Treasure"43Article about projects that never really made it. Summary with Chewy/Mala picture.
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2004Jan 2004Stuff#50USAMagazine"Attack of the Star Wars Holiday Special"24Very very very small "review" (actually more of a complaint) about the HS. Pics but none from the HS.
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20042004What Were They Thinking? The 100 Dumbest Events in Television HistoryBack Stage BooksUSABook"#1 The Worst Two Hours of Television Ever"204Synopsis with quotes and cantina picture.
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20052005Film Review - Star Wars Special - Star Wars 1977-2005Special #56UKMagazine"The Lost Episode Attack of the Holiday Special"725 page article with many pictures.
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2005Winter 2005Star Wars Magazin (Journal of the Whills)#36GermanyMagazine"Erinnerungen Durch Wookiee Augen"386 page article, summary, many pictures and interview with Patty Maloney.
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20052005Star Wars The Ultimate Visual GuideDKUSABook"Continuing the Saga"130Blurb with McQuarrie artwork.
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20072007The Star Wars VaultHaper EntertainmentUSABook"Star Wars on the Boob Toob"50Article, Pictures, reproduction script pages, and audio of Life Day song.
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20072007Mad About Star wars - Thirty Years of Classic ParodiesDel ReyUSABook"Hollywood Squares, Star Wars, and Mad - Less Than Six Degrees of Separation" / "What Caused Anakin Skywalker to Become Darth Vader?"4 / 135Margin note, Bruce Vilanch who co-wrote SWHS also wrote the introduction for Mad About the Oscars. Includes pic of Ackmena at bar. / HS referenced "… where the only in-flight entertainment is the infamous 1978 Holiday Special…"
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2007Sept 2007ToyFare (Chewbacca figure on cover with HS mention)#121USAMagazine"Twisted Toyfare Theatre"Cover / 76Holiday Special spoofed in Twisted Toyfare Theatre
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2008Oct/Nov 2008Star Wars Insider#104USAMagazine"Star Wars Holiday Special Premieres!"442 page article with pictures.
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2009Jan 2009Star Wars Insider#106USAMagazine"I Have a Bad Feeling About This!"285 page article with many pictures by Alex Newborn
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20102010Star Wars HeroesScholasticUSABook"Luke Skywalker"1Image of Luke with Holiday Special lightsaber hilt
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20102010Star Wars Year By Year A Visual ChronicleDKUSABook"The Star Wars Holiday Special"70Article with pictures, also has other notes throughout book.
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20112011Sci-Fi Movie FreakKP/FW MediaUSABook"The Star Wars Holiday Special"216Summary with pictures. Uses as cross-reference for other Sci-Fi movies.
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20122012A Brief Guide to Star WarsRunning PressUSABook"Summer of '77" chapter86Tells of preproduction, summary, Lucas (non)involvement, and reception.
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20122012Star Wars The Ultimate Visual Guide - ExpandedDK USABook"Continuing the Saga"182Blurb with McQuarrie artwork.
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2015June 2015Total Film and SFX Presents -George Lucas - The Ultimate Celebration#6USA/Printed UKBookzine"Home Invasion"130Small blurb about HS. Picture of Wookie family.
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20152015Star Wars Insider 2015 Special EditionSp Ed 2015USAMagazine"The Man in the Dented Mask"16Article about Boba Fett includes Holiday Special appearance and animated picture
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20152015The Art of Film Volume OneFuture PublishingLondon, EnglandBook"Matt Busch"59/62Interview with Matt where he tells about the inspiration for "Encounter On Panna Prime". Two page spread of "Encounter on Panna Prime" print from Celebration Anaheim.
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20152015The Ultimate Guide to Star WarsEntertainment WeeklyUSAMagazine"A New Ho-Ho-Hope"15A few pictures and mostly panning the HS.
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20162016Star Wars Character EncyclopediaDKUSABookPonda Baba157Pic of Teak Sidbam and mentions him often being confused with Ponda
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2016April 2016Star Wars Insider#164USAMagazine"Introducing Boba Fett"537 page article about the development of Animated Boba Fett for HS segment. Information about Clive Smith and Nelvana.
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2017Feb 2017Star Wars Insider 2017 Special EditionSp Ed 2017USAMagazine"Blood Feud"23, 60Wookie Storybook, Wookie life
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2017April 2017People Commemorative Edition - Carrie FisherPeopleUSAMagazine"Her Star Turn"33Behind the scenes photo
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20182018Star Wars The Complete Visual Dictionary New EditionDK Random HouseUSABookCantina Patrons201Akmena, Momaw Nadon, Bom Vimdin, Pons Limbic
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