This compelling volume will include:
The origins of Kong:
The jungle movie travelogues of the 1920s and 30s. Detective fiction writer Edgar Wallace’s original story, plus an extract from his novelisation of King Kong.
The making of King Kong (1933):
Vintage reports from monster mags of the fifties, sixties and seventies, by the people who were actually there. The missing Kong: the censored scenes replaced in recent years and the lost scene that survives only in still form as sailors chasing Kong and Fay Wray are eaten by giant spiders.
The sons of Kong:
Soft-centred spin-off Son of Kong (1933), rushed into theatres for Christmas, and Willis O’Brien’s last great ape movie, Mighty Joe Young (1947). Low-budget Kong rip-offs and Japanese monster movies.
The King of the Kongs?:
The evolution of Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson’s ambition to remake King Kong and early production reports from the forthcoming film.
Plus stills, posters, comic book covers and all things Kong.
About Paul A. Woods
See more books from this Author
Published November 30, 2005
by Plexus Publishing.
Humor & Entertainment.