From 1975 to 1978, Charles Lippincott–the marketing and publicity maestro for the Star Wars Corporation, conducted interviews with the movie’s cast and crew. He would use these to write The Making of Star Wars, a project that he ultimately dropped. Years later, Jonathan Rinzler used the interviews for The Making of Star Wars. Now that Disney has acquired the franchise, they’re releasing extracts of these interviews as bonus material for the digital release of Star Wars Episodes I through VI, on sale for digital download on April 10, 2015.
On April 8, extracts from two of the interviews became available online. Here they are: