In July 1973, George Lucas was an unknown director working on a low-budget 1950s nostalgia film called American Graffiti. He approached Universal Studios to see if they were interested in a film idea he called Star Wars. Universal turned him down.
I knew a lot of these…and I think some may even be urban myths…but still a fun read for those that can’t get enough Star Wars. Oh…and wait to you read the source at the bottom…niiiice.