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King Kong (film)

  • Type: Film
  • Length: 100 minutes
The King Kong film came upon the world as a great surprise and a terrifying one. It shows a real sense of how to build a story, bring it about, and conclude it. Ray Bradbury
I consider [King Kong] to be the finest film of its kind ever made and when other people came along in later years, I said at them "For god sake, if you are going to do [a remake] in color or widescreen or whatever, get the original scrip. That's the script you use, don't change a word." Ray Bradbury

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1931/12/00 Edgar Wallace Scriptwriter Edgar Wallace is assigned work on the RKO "gorilla picture" (King Kong) for producer Merian C Cooper.
1933/03/02 Merian C Cooper Director, Producer In New York City, "King Kong" opens at Radio City Music Hall and the RKO Roxy across the street (razed). Crowds line up around the block to enjoy the film preceded by a stage show called Jungle Rhythms. Radio City Music Hall New York City
1933/03/05 David O Selznick Producer In King Kong's first 4 days at Radio City Music Hall and the RKO Roxy, all of the 10 shows a day are sold out. With tickets priced from $.35 to $.75, King Kong sets an attendance record for an indoor event, grossing $89,931 in 4 days. Radio City Music Hall New York City
1933/03/23 Merian C Cooper Director Kong cast and crew attend the "King Kong" Hollywood premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater. In the forecourt, the 'big head bust' is displayed with palm trees. Inside, The Dance of the Sacred Ape is performed by a troupe of Black dancers. Graumann's Chinese Theatre Los Angeles
1933/04/00 Ray Harryhausen Audience Member In the forecourt of Grauman's, Ray Harryhausen admires the 15 ft 'big head bust'. Ray will be inspired to create stop-motion animation by watching "King Kong". His aunt, who worked for Sid Grauman's invalid mother, had been provided 3 tickets by Sid. Graumann's Chinese Theatre Los Angeles
1933/04/10 "King Kong" opens across the United States on 10 April 1933 and worldwide on Easter Day in London, England.
1933/05/00 Ray Bradbury Audience Member Using his movie ticket paycheck, Ray Bradbury sees "King King" at the Fox Tucson Theatre in downtown Tucson, Arizona. Fox Tucson Theatre Tucson

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Particulars for King Kong (film):
Narrative Arts Adventure
Subject Animal
Narrative Arts Fantasy
Art Type Film
Animal Gorilla
Narrative Arts Live Action
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events

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