King Kong (RKO, 1933). Jumbo Window Card (22" X 28"). One of the greatest giant monster movies of all time, the original King Kong was a tragic love story, set both in the wilds of a remote island jungle, and in the concrete canyons of Depression-Era Manhattan. Savagely ripped from his home, Kong, who was a king in his world, became a mere curiosity in ours, with disastrous results. With a well-written screenplay, a top-notch cast - including Robert Armstrong and Fay Wray - and the impeccable special effects of stop-motion genius Willis O'Brien, this classic film is as fresh and dynamic today as it was the day it was released. Offered here is a rare and very desirable piece: a locally-produced jumbo window card, silkscreened in striking red and black. Although the piece is undated, we have associated it with the original release of the picture, as April 30 fell on Sunday, as referenced on the poster, in 1933. The poster had one inch of the right side of the card replaced. Also some slight creasing, several small tears by the "K" in "King," a small hole near the "K" in "Kong," and a tear at the top by the second "t" in "State." All of these issues have been addressed by professional restoration, with the result that this rare and intriguing piece is ready for a place of honor in the finest collection. Fine+ on Cardstock.

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