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    King Kong (RKO, 1933). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Although Universal Pictures had blazed the trail into the horror genre, RKO was close on their heels with films like The Most Dangerous Game. With the horror genre reaping huge profits at the box office, the studio was looking for a truly great entry into the genre. Enter Merian Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack, two filmmakers who had contracts with RKO. The two men had been impressed with Willis O'Brien's The Lost World and decided to create their own fantasy-adventure film utilizing the talents of the great stop-motion animator. The result was King Kong and the film would deliver not only the giant ape, but also the thrills of battling dinosaurs and man-eating spiders. The film became an instant sensation and would go on to become one of the greatest fantasy/ horror films ever made. This title card, like all other classic horror title cards, are among the most sought after collector's items within the movie poster hobby. The borders have been airbrushed and the upper right corner at the tip of the border, had been torn off at one time. The lower right corner had a diagonal crease into the artwork and there were a few pinholes in the borders. There was a horizontal scratch through Kong's lower lip that extending into his chest and a small hole in the "C" of Bruce Cabot's credit, and a small hole in the "G" of the word Kong. While all of this has been corrected through very professional restoration, the card still shows a bit of fading but is otherwise in great condition. This is only the third time Heritage has offered this timeless classic from the pantheon of horror. Very Good/Fine.




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