Mayor, Supes Trying To Keep Lucas Museum In San Francisco

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Darth Vader & George Lucas

Director George Lucas (R) and Darth Vader onstage during Spike TV’s “Scream 2011” at Universal Studios on October 15, 2011 in Universal City. (Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — San Francisco politicians were rolling out the welcome mat for George Lucas’ collection of American art and movie memorabilia in an effort to keep the “Star Wars” creator from moving his proposed museum to Chicago.

Mayor Ed Lee had banners reading “George Lucas, please build your museum in San Francisco for the world to enjoy” hung Friday at both City Hall and the waterfront parcel known as Seawall Lot 330 that the city hopes will be the future home of the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum.

Lee and a gaggle of former mayors that included Willie Brown and Dianne Feinstein also sent Lucas a letter this week assuring him of their support.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been trying to entice the director to build the museum in his city.

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