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George Lucas and Mellody Hobson want control of Ebony photo archives, ‘an essential part of American history’ | Chicago Tribune

Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune Mellody Hobson, seen here July 10, 2012, is known for her direct manner, drive and big heart. E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune, Featured Image couple George Lucas and Mellody Hobson are trying to take possession of Ebony magazine’s historic photo archives, which were used as collateral for a $12 million loan they made to now-bankrupt Johnson Publishing four years ago. Capital Holdings V, a company controlled by the filmmaker and his financier wife, filed a motion Wednesday in Chicago federal Bankruptcy Court seeking to foreclose on the archives, citing the risk to their loan repayment […]

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