Manny P. here…
Universal Studios in Southern California is set to unleash the beast! King Kong will be presented in 3-D as part of the famous tour of their back lots. The idea to revamp this part of the attraction came after a fire nearly decimated the animitronics character a few years back. Public relations officials have confirmed that the tram ride during the tour will be part of the action as the large ape battles a dinosaur on Skull Island.
The original movie debuted in 1933, with remakes in 1976 and 2005. The first half of the film has its roots based in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 novel The Lost World. Fay Wray and Robert Armstrong starred in this cinema classic. However, the real star of this ground-breaking motion picture is the stop-action special effects created by Willis O’Brien. Armstrong would be forever associated with large monkeys, after his appearance in Son of Kong in 1934, and Mighty Joe Young in 1949.
Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History salutes one of the greatest screen monsters in movie history: King Kong!
My paperback can now be found in its 20th library. I’m proud to welcome the most famous zip code in the nation: 90210. It’s true…The Beverly Hills Library has just added Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History. My work can now be found at two locations in this iconic city (the other being the historic Paley Center for Media).
Until next time> “never forget”