"King Kong Cometh" pays homage to the colossal gorilla who has wreaked havoc on the silver screen since 1933. This vividly illustrated compendium traces the evolution of King Kong, from his predecessors in the jungle-movie travelogues of the 1920s and 1930s to B-movies and American and Japanese spin-offs of the legendary motion picture. Highlights include the infamous faked "mondo movie" "Ingagi, " the influence of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World, " Edgar Wallace's original story, Kong animator Ray Harryhausen, ...

King Kong Cometh! 2005, Plexus Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780859653626

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