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    Mighty Joe Young (RKO, 1949). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A.
    Producer/writer Merian C. Cooper and director Ernest B. Schoedsack went back to the well that they had mined so successfully in King Kong (1933) and Son of Kong (1933) for this third entry in the giant ape franchise. This one is about a pet gorilla, raised in Africa by the lovely Jill Young (Terry Moore), and brought to America by Hollywood promoter Max O'Hara (Robert Armstrong), who exploits the giant beast with tragic results. Although Willis O'Brien gets top special effects billing and did the designs and story boards, Ray Harryhausen, working as Obie's assistant, actually completed most of the stop-motion animation shots for this film. Big Joe is "mighty" unhappy in this incredible image, the Style A one sheet. The poster shows minor fold wear, small fold separations in the left border, pinpoint crossfold separations with archival tape on the verso, and a light stain in the lower credits and bottom border. Folded, Very Fine.


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    March, 2015
    28th-29th Saturday-Sunday
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