This exhibition print by noted Hollywood still photographer Ernest Bachrach is the best King Kong promotional ever.
Another Bachrach exhibition print. Bachrach did a notable series of photos of Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s. During his time at RKO, he did a lovely set of close-up stills on Katharine Hepburn for Alice Adams, several of which can be seen here at the listings for a recent Profiles in History auction. A short blurb about retouching these photos can be found at The Katharine Hepburn Theatre.
Merian C. Cooper and Fay Wray demonstrate the mechanism used to secure her inside the mechanical monkey’s grip during filming.
Mark Hamill recently said that men have the same relationship with King Kong that women have with Gone With The Wind.
Ha! Although I suspect women don’t have the same romantic swooning relationship with GWTW as they did a few decades ago.
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