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    King Kong (RKO, 1933). French Double Grande (62.5" X 92.5") Style B.
    It's no wonder that larger-than-life Merian C. Cooper, war hero, explorer, and cinematic pioneer, conceived and delivered a creature so imposing, captivating and unforgettable as King Kong, "The Eighth Wonder of the World." Truly immeasurable is the impact of this picture, and its trailblazing effect on how films have been made ever since. After premiering in New York City at the Radio City Music Hall in March 1933, it began doing all-time record box office business. Kong was then released internationally to another tremendous reception, resulting in an incredible assemblage of posters being produced for its promotion, including this large format French piece. This is the highly elusive Style B double grande, with Kong reigning supreme over the New York City skyline. Sources have credited artist Mariani with this stupendous piece. Miraculously, this stone litho poster has retained impressive color saturation, making it almost incomprehensible that it was printed over eight decades ago! Signs of light use that do not detract from the instant appeal of the poster include faint foxing in the left border, and a slight stain in the upper left. Touchup has been applied to some fold wear, a chip near the middle where the sections join, and a crossfold chip. The scarcity of this poster must be impressed upon collectors, as there are two French double grande styles, and only the Style A has been sold previously by Heritage. An opportunity of a lifetime! Fine/Very Fine on Linen.




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