King Kong 1933 Poster Original Australian Daybill Rare 1968 Re-Issue
Rare Very fine - Near Mint Condition 1968 Re-Release Daybill.King Kong is a 1933 American pre-Code monster adventure film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. The screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose was developed from an idea conceived by Cooper and Edgar Wallace. It stars Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong, and opened in New York City on March 2, 1933, to rave reviews and went on to be a huge commercial success. Jean Harlow, and Ginger Rogers were considered for the female lead role but it finally went to Wray who wore a blonde wig in the film. Two days after Wray’s death on August 8, 2004, the lights of the Empire State Building were dimmed for 15 minutes in her memory. King Kong has been ranked by Rotten Tomatoes as the greatest horror film of all time and the thirty-third greatest film of all time. King Kong is especially noted for its stop-motion animation by Willis O'Brien and a groundbreaking musical score by Max Steiner.