Cute Open Letters Between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg from the 70s, 80s and 90s


These are full-page advertisements that Spielberg and Lucas purchased in Variety magazine as open letters to each other, congratulating each other on their movie success.

The one above is from the December 2nd, 1977 edition. Β It is from Spielberg to Lucas congratulating him on Star Wars beating Jaws in domestic video rental charts.

When ET broke that record in the early 80s, Lucas took out the ad below to congratulate Spielberg.


In 1997, when the re-release of the Star Wars broke the ET record, another open letter was published showing ET crowning R2D2.


There is apparently another one, which I was unable to find, that both Lucas and Spielberg wrote to James Cameron when the movie Titanic broke all of their records.

Source: [Reddit], [John Williams Fan Network], [Swiftfilm], [Imgur]

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10 Responses to Cute Open Letters Between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg from the 70s, 80s and 90s

  1. tkmorin says:

    Very cool! The respect between them shines through, eh? Thanks for putting this together for us! πŸ™‚

  2. It’s nice to see camaraderie instead of competition, huh? And no problem – if I can’t find a way to include Star Wars in my History blog, I just don’t think the endeavour is worth it. πŸ˜‰

  3. Gypsy Bev says:

    Entertaining and informative! Nice to see top producers praising another producers’ talents. Wish everyone could be that excited about the achievements of their friends and neighbors.

  4. TravelJackie says:

    Love this

  5. Entertainment brotherly love…it’s nice to see directors sharing their successes.

    • It’s a good reminder, I think, to make sure we’re celebrating the successes of others rather than always gossiping about their failures. And people laugh when I say Star Wars can teach life lessons. πŸ˜‰

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