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    King Kong vs. Godzilla (Toho, 1962). Japanese B2 (20" X 29.5").
    Though the third entry in Toho's long line of Japanese daikaiju monster films, this movie has some distinctly American origins. In 1960, the legendary stop motion animator for King Kong, Willis O'Brien, dreamed up a whole new adventure for Skull Island's colossus: King Kong Meets Frankenstein. Envisioning an epic battle between the ape and an animal-based version Frankenstein raging across the San Francisco skyline, O'Brien approached producer John Beck to shop around his idea. Unfortunately, many studios deemed the tedious stop-motion process as too expensive. Toho, however, loved the story. To celebrate their 30th anniversary and launch a comeback for their most famous monster, the studio replaced Frankenstein with Godzilla, and created a box office hit. This country of origin poster displays slight edge and fold wear, pinholes, and an extra horizontal fold at the top. There is faint staining and surface rippling at the bottom of the poster from where a snipe was once attached to the bottom of the verso. Folded, Fine/Very Fine.


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