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    King Kong (RKO, R-1942). Lobby Card (3) (11" X 14"). Monster films tap into the international collective unconscious like few other entertainments, but perhaps no creature has captured the imagination quite like King Kong. The thrall will continue this December when Peter Jackson releases the latest remake, but fans of the 1933 classic have held on tightly to the stop-motion paw of the original, as evidenced by the continued success of the four re-releases through 1950. Fans who would clamor for the original to hit theaters today can be satiated by these three lobby cards, which date to the 1942 release. Each feature a memorable scene, two of the great ape himself -- one in which he battles a T-Rex (a preview of his upcoming bout with Godzilla) and the other finds him in chains and on display. The cards display well themselves, after having pinholes and a couple of small border tears repaired. The card with Kong chained to the stage has had some airbrush work done to the image. Very Fine-.

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    November, 2005
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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