The story goes that he took a break from overseeing the overseas sound combine and grabbed a chunk to eat at Hamburger Hamlet, the long-lasting Hollywood eatery that was once throughout Hollywood Blvd from The Chinese language Theater. It is sadly not there, however it was an establishment for many years and whereas Lucas was chowing down he seen one thing a bit unusual out the window.
“There was an enormous line across the block on the Chinese language Theater. I keep in mind saying, ‘What’s that?’ I had fully forgotten, and I could not actually imagine it.”
The lots confirmed up immediately for “Star Wars,” which was a giant shock for Lucas. I cannot think about being that man at that time in his life as his child is launched to the world to rapid and overwhelming acclaim, particularly when you take into account simply how down on himself Lucas was at that specific second.
However present up they did. “Star Wars” was an prompt success and that weekend kicked all of it off.
Yet another enjoyable little bit of trivia about this weekend: in attendance was Playboy’s Hugh Hefner. He took a lot of his fashions to see the film and was considered one of its earliest and most vocal followers. In one other little bit of symmetry, years later Supreme Chief Snoke in “The Pressure Awakens” could be modeled after Hefner, gown and all.
As Lucas would possibly say, that is like poetry. It rhymes.