George Lucas began writing his story treatment for The Star Wars on this day [April 17, 2022] 49 years ago before completing it in May 1973
Shown above is the cover of this 13-page synopsis, titled The Star Wars. A pdf of the complete treatment is available from Know It All Joe. The small text is typewritten, and the Lucasfilm logo handdrawn. The title is set in a typeface which came out shortly before: Rodin is a design by Patrick Collins, released by VGC. It’s shown in a single style in their 1973 catalog, but doesn’t yet appear in the 1972 edition. The family was later extended with Extended, Condensed, Italic, and Cyrillic styles. After phototypesetting went out of fashion, Rodin fell into obscurity. I’m not aware of a digitization.