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    King Kong (RKO, R-1942). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style A.
    This was a film of many firsts. Effects master Willis O'Brien and producer Merian C. Cooper created a method of matching stop-motion animation to live action, with their rear screen projection first used in the classic scene with Fay Wray and the T-Rex. It is possibly the first feature film to use a symphony score (although Bird of Paradise is also claimed for that distinction), and it was also the first and only film to debut at New York's largest theaters, the Roxy and Radio City Music Hall, bringing in a new record opening weekend of $90,000. Quite a number of accomplishments from one of the biggest film monsters of all time. A classic collectable for creature fans, the poster has such indications of use as edge and fold wear, fold separations, mild creases, and small tears. Also visible are unobtrusive smudges, pinholes, and minor paper lifts in the left border. There is some very light touchup applied to the folds and strips of paper tape bracing the folds on the verso. Folded, Fine/Very Fine.


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