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King Kong (1933) Poster, French

Style A

Unframed: 63 x 47 in. (160 x 119 cm)

Framed: 72 x 55 in. (183 x 139 cm)

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Linen-backed and conservation framed with UV plexiglass.

Excellent condition, with the colours remaining very bright. Very minor restoration to folds.

Bespoke John Jones frame.

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Previously from a private French collection for over 20 years.

A perfect blend of adventure, science fiction and horror, King Kong is the ultimate monster movie. Willis O'Brien's use of stop-motion effects was ground breaking for the time, and remains legendary. The film blew audiences away and broke all previous box-office records.  

Roland Coudon brilliantly captures the pinnacle moment of this landmark film, when the mighty King Kong is being presented to the public in a Broadway theatre as 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World'. The artwork on this poster is completely unique. The majority of posters from around the world depicted Kong on the Empire State Building.