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    King Kong (RKO, R-1942). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. One Sheet (27.25" X 41").
    This was a film of many firsts. Effects master Willis O'Brien and producer Merian C. Cooper created a method of matching stop-motion animation to live action, with their rear screen projection first used in the classic scene with Fay Wray and the T-Rex. It is possibly the first feature film to use a symphony score (although Bird of Paradise is also claimed for that distinction), and it was also the first and only film to debut at New York's largest theaters, the Roxy and Radio City Music Hall, bringing in a new record opening weekend of $90,000. Quite a number of accomplishments from one of the biggest film monsters of all time. A classic collectable for creature fans, this poster has received corrections to slight fold wear, pinholes, and small chips and tears, in addition to a vertical tear through Robert Armstrong's image. However, these issues are no longer noticeable after the poster's professional restoration.


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