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    King Kong (RKO, 1933). French Grande (47" X 63").
    Willis H. O'Brien's stop-motion effects animation was legendary in its day, and it retains its magic today; while technology has progressed considerably since King Kong was first released, O'Brien was able to give his great ape a personality, and Kong's moments of fear, curiosity, pain, and occasional goofiness gave him a sympathetic, ultimately tragic dimension that adds immeasurably to this classic film's effectiveness. This lovely and large poster, one of several styles created for the film's original release in France, has artwork by a young artist of the time named Rene Peron. He would make a great name for himself over the next three decades producing artwork of the quality seen on this outstanding poster, in all of its art deco glory! The poster has been backed but is lifting in several spots from the linen. It is somewhat tan in color and has some wear to the foldlines. Fine+ on Linen.


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