Super Bowl V
1971 Bay Area Golden Beginnings
- George Lucas founded Lucasfilm in San Rafael.
- The floppy disk was invented by David Noble and his team at IBM in San Jose.
1971 Bay Area in the Movies
- George Lucas’s directorial debut, the 1971 picture THX 1138, was also his first film released under the Lucasfilm brand.
- Cult hit Vanishing Point showcases car-delivery driver Kowalski on a 15-hour speed run from Colorado to San Francisco, guided by Supersoul – a blind DJ with a police radio scanner.
Lucasfilm’s motion picture productions include five of the 20 biggest box-office hits of all time in the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, and have received 19 Oscars and 53 Academy Award nominations. Lucasfilm is among the world’s leading entertainment service companies and is a pioneer in visual effects and sound across multiple mediums.
Founded by visionary filmmaker George Lucas in 1971, Lucasfilm was acquired in December 2012 by The Walt Disney Company.