And the Lucas Library Goes To . . .

George Lucas has settled on a site to host the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. And the winner is . . . after the jump!


Several locations in the United States, to include Los Angeles, Chicago, and his homeland of San Francisco, were vying for the rights to host Lucas’ $1 Billion archive which is to be called the “Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.” After several campaigns from the cities in question, Mr. Lucas has selected Chicago!


This is a rather curious choice simply for the fact that George has lived and worked in the greater San Francisco/Bay area his whole life, growing up in nearby Modesto. What it comes down to is that San Francisco just wouldn’t offer what George wanted in terms of location for his museum. According to the New York Daily News online edition:

Lucas may have been turned off after the Presidio Trust rejected his proposal to build the museum on a waterfront site. The mayor’s office pitched a different site as an alternative.



After the San Francisco pitch failed the next, best option became Chicago. Why Chicago? Well, George’s wife, Mellody Hobson, is from Chicago. San Francisco’s loss is Chicago’s boon! Speaking of the choice to house the collection there George said:


“Choosing Chicago is the right decision for the museum, but a difficult decision for me personally because of my strong personal and professional roots in the Bay Area.”


The $1 Billion dollar collection is said to include Norman Rockwell paintings, but, of course, the main attraction will be George’s collection of film relics from all of the Star Wars productions thus far as well as Indiana Jones and pieces of movie memorabilia from his various other projects. So, hopefully, by 2018 Chicago, Illinois will be another destination for us hardcore fans to visit on our Star Wars travels.


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27 thoughts on “And the Lucas Library Goes To . . .

  • June 25, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Jeez I cannot wait!

    • June 26, 2014 at 6:42 am

      Chicago is the capital of the mob world in the U.S. And Obama is in it with them. Not suprised with this choice.

      • June 30, 2014 at 5:25 am

        You conservatives and your Obama-derangement silliness are incapable of keeping quiet, are you??!! lololol

  • June 25, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    “Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen…”

    A fine choice, Mr. Lucas. A fine choice, indeed. ;^)

  • June 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    I don’t suppose the OT’s film negatives are a part of the collection…

  • June 25, 2014 at 4:16 pm


  • June 25, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    And the heavens smile on sweet home Chicago!

  • June 25, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Chicago? Obama must have had something to do with it. Can’t get the Olympics? How about Star Wars? BINGO!

  • June 25, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Yeah, except that the city won’t end up losing money on the museum the way they would have on the Olympics. (Daley pissed enough money away just trying to GET the Olympics, God knows how big a hole Chicago would be in now if he’d succeeded.)

  • June 25, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    The olympics would have destroyed Chicago’s economy and worsen living conditions for citizens living in already poor conditions. Taxes would have increased and it would have been nothing but a huge mess. As a proud Chicagoan, I’m so glad they decided against having Chicago host the olympics

  • June 25, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Agreed. This museum will do much better things for Chicago than the olympics would have. Luckily things are working out this way.

  • June 25, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I can only imagine how many politicians were scurrying to try to get some sort of kick back on this.

  • June 25, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Of course they were. Fuckin’ leeching scumbags ….

  • June 25, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Many of you are probably familiar with Star Wars Celebration (the official Star Wars Convention) which is scheduled for April of next year.

    All prior celebrations have coincided with the release of the films. This was wisely planned, as fans geared up for the release with panels, products, games, etc. Now, with Ep7’s Dec. release date, attendees will have to wait a whopping 8 months between SWC and seeing the film. This seems really off balance.

    Granted, when the event was planned, the original summer release was still in place, but It wouldn’t surprise me at all if, in light of recent events (Harrison’s injury, scheduling conflicts, etc.), everything is realigned and pushed to summer 16.

  • June 25, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Thank you for the mobile version fix. Currently it looks like a standard blog whitepaper. But its very fast and very effective! I wouldnt mind keeping it that way. Maybe change back the epic color scheme and a title graphic. Otherwise its the difference of a galaxy compared to the previous state

  • June 25, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    So when will this site have some interesting news again relating to EP VII? Not to say this isn’t interesting persay… just. Ya know

  • June 25, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Awewsome! I’m in Chicago too… I can’t wait to see it, especially if they are going to put the giant ship models on display… I really want to see the correlian cruisers and Star Destroyers especially.

  • June 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    @ Griffin… well we can only get whatever news is out there… I too am getting a little antsy… but until Abrams or whatever powers that be divulge something we will have to be patient. I just want to see a picture of some actors is costumes… or perhaps character reveals.

  • June 25, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Any of you Chicago Star Wars geeks interested in grabbing a beer? We should start a Chicago SW club haha

  • June 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I agree

  • June 25, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Chicago is a more centralized choice.

  • June 25, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    With a year and a half to go, if we get interesting information about Episode 7 every day, there won’t be a damned thing we don’t know about the movie by the time it opens!

  • June 25, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Should have gone to LA. Well really it should have gone to San Fransico. Chicago is a great city, but it’s movie making history is pretty nill. Boner move!

  • June 25, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Am I missing something here.. Doesn’t Disney own all of that stuff??

  • June 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    I cant wait to see all the cool models and props used in episode II, oh wait………

    • July 1, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      There were tons of miniatures made & featured in Ep II along with elaborate props, huge sets, prosthetic masks & beautiful costumes. Not that facts ever got in the way of a prequel hater . . .

  • January 18, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    i have started cociletlng star wars action figures, so far the ones that I have arePhantom Menace original Rune HaakoClone Wars:R2D2 Anakin Skywalker Obi Wan Kenobi Clone Trooper Imperial Pilots Evolutions set Legacy Collection: (Build a Droid) A New Hope3 droid bitsLuke dressed as a StormtrooperHan Solo as a stormtrooperObi Wan KenobiThe ones I want most are:Millenium FalconLuke, Han and Leia (normal outfits)CP30 Darth Vader, Maul, sideous grevious jar jar binks and padme

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