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Lucas built ‘Star Wars’ tale with help of Hawaii mythology expert

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 1984

    Mythology expert Joseph Campbell, pictured in 1984, was considered by “Star Wars” creator George Lucas to be a mentor.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS

    “Star Wars” director George Lucas.

Joseph Campbell, who married a local girl and settled in Honolulu in the early ’70s, played a pivotal role in the creation of “Star Wars.” Read more

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