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DescriptionKing Kong (RKO, R-1942). 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. There has been professional restoration to address creases, mild tears, and small chips in the borders. The half sheet had a tear from the left border into the "K" of "Kong," and another from the bottom border into Bruce Cabot's shoulder. The borders have been airbrushed, and the poster shows some post-restoration edge wear with minor nicks. Rolled, Fine+.
Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000.
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