King Kong

Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack (directors)
James Creelman, Ruth Rose (screenwriters)
Fay Wray (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1933. Vintage reference photograph from the set of the 1933 film.

A rare glimpse behind the scenes of a film that was a triumph of design, practical effects, and cinematography. The crew and the natives of Skull Island prepare for one of the film's most memorable scenes: Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) being brought to the altar of Kong, while Cooper, cinematographers and crew capture the shot on rolling mounts and platforms in the foreground. A few year later the "great wall" in this image, a truly cost-effective prop, would come crashing down in flames during the burning of Atlanta in "Gone with the Wind."

Set on Skull Island and in New York City.

10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.

National Film Registry. Ebert II. Godard, Histoire(s) du cinema. McPadden, Heavy Metal Movies.

[Book #150495]