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1933 King Kong Movie ~ Empire State Building New York ~ Animal Rights

Updated on October 29, 2016

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KING KONG

Do you remember when the original King Kong movie of 1933 thrilled and amazed audiences world-wide? Will you ever forget King Kong's sad demise atop the Empire State Building in New York? Would animal rights groups allow this to happen today?

This was one of the most successful movies of its time and re-runs of that King Kong black and white film have been viewed countless times since its debut.

Re-makes of the King Kong movie have also been made over and over again to thrill new audiences. One of the more successful ones in recent years was in 2005.

King Kong movies have been impressed upon the minds and hearts of several generations of people with this fantastic story.

Were any of you rooting for King Kong as I did when I first saw the movie? Did you shed a tear when he was shot down from the Empire State Building and killed?

King Kong Movie

Newer technology has transformed the King Kong movie from the early days of how monsters were portrayed.

The audiences back then were just as enthralled and terrified by the sights and sounds...perhaps as much or even more than today.

Our imaginations were allowed wider latitude to fill in some blanks with those older King Kong films.

We envisioned colors and fine details in our "mind's eye."

Nothing seemed lacking.

Of course for younger people who did not start out with black and white television or black and white movies and have always known the colorized versions, this old original King Kong movie might even seem to be a bit funny.

Personally I like the original 1933 movie. I also liked the 2005 King Kong movie.

Today those King Kong movies as well as other dated versions can be purchased and seen in the comfort of one's home environment.

KING KONG - The Original 1933 Radio Advertisement

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King Kong 1933 (Re-release Trailer)

"It was beauty killed the beast."

King Kong Synopsis

For those who might not be familiar with this love story...yes this is a love story on several levels... a film crew sets sail on the S.S. Venture to a mysterious island in the Indian Ocean.

Ann Darrow is the heroine played by Fay Wray in the original movie.

She falls in love (and vice versa) with the 1st mate on the ship, Jack Driscoll played by Bruce Cabot.

The crew is led by the person doing the filming on the island, Carl Denham, who is played by Robert Armstrong.

Once they reach "Skull Island"...so named due to the outward look of the place (that in itself is a bit creepy!) they find natives who capture our heroine to offer her as a sacrifice for the monster who reigns there who is known as Kong.

Kong (King Kong) is part gorilla and part monster of giant proportions.

Instead of ravaging our heroine, King Kong actually ends up saving her from other terrors on the island.

Giant snakes to fierce dinosaurs of several types keep him in constant action with regard to protecting her.

Naturally all this while, the ship crew mates are also endeavoring to rescue Ann and many of them lose their lives in the process.

At one point with King Kong pursuing Ann and her human rescuers, they get through the jungle and almost get to the safety of their ship.

Gas bombs are launched and temporarily subdue Kong.

It is decided by Carl Denham to take King Kong to Broadway New York and put him on exhibit as the 8th Wonder of the World.

He escapes, causes much damage to people and buildings in New York and finds Ann with whom he had developed an attachment...perhaps even love .

Naturally people are chasing him and King Kong escapes to the top of the Empire State Building clutching Ann in his large over-sized paw.

It is decided to shoot him down from the air and that is how (after carefully placing Ann near the top of the building) King Kong meets his death.

Sad...very sad!

King Kong was removed from his natural environment and displayed as a spectacle to be gawked at by New York Theater attendees.

It still makes me sad to think of King Kong's tragic ending.

Quite a story! Don't you agree?

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Broadway New York

Broadway should never have been the setting to display King Kong shackled as he was in chains!

While seeing such a large monster type of being would definitely have satisfied the curiosity of many theater goers, was this a correct thing to do?

Realizing that this was merely a film and remakes of that tall tale have been resurrected in movie form over the subsequent years since 1933, the tragic ending does raise questions.

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Animal Rights

Obviously King Kong was the figment of a fertile imagination. But what if he had been real?

How should we treat fellow inhabitants of this earth? Do we have the right to take them out of their natural environments and treat them as curiosities?

Sadly, in this day and age, due to loss of habitat and other mitigating circumstances, sometimes zoos are the only safe way to preserve a species from total annihilation. I wish that were not the case.

It is wonderful to see that many zoos and their zoo keepers are trying to provide as much space and replicate the best possible environments that aptly suit the animals more normal living conditions. Gone are the days for the most part of small cages and steel bars where onlookers can stare at caged or chained animals.

In the case of King Kong...it is no wonder that he wanted to escape his bonds and find freedom.

If in fact an animal like King Kong were captured and treated as he was, hopefully animal rights activists in this day and time would rally and come to his rescue and demand more humane treatment.

King Kong's freedom sadly and ultimately came from his death.

Do you remember when King Kong climbed the Empire State Building in New York? Did the King Kong movie touch your heart as it did mine?

© 2010 Peggy Woods

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    • Peggy W profile image
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      Peggy Woods 16 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Robert,

      Agreed! The first ones are often the best with some exceptions.

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      Robert Sacchi 16 months ago

      Yes, the original movies have a number of advantages of sequels, remakes, and reboots. A big advantage is they are something new.

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      Peggy Woods 16 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Robert,

      I think that the first one was the best...probably because we did not know what to expect and it was so different.

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      Robert Sacchi 16 months ago

      I enjoyed the Jurassic Park movies. The latest Jurassic World seemed a step downward from the Jurassic Park movies. If they are going to continue with the genre I hope they would try for a better story line the next time.

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      Peggy Woods 16 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Robert,

      You seem to be a movie lover so probably know many more of them than I do. I enjoyed Jurassic Park.

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      Robert Sacchi 16 months ago

      It is amazing how many movies revolve around dangerous monsters on public display.

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      Peggy Woods 16 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Robert,

      Yes...if Jurassic Park was real...it would be ridiculous to think of making a theme park using dinosaurs. The end would be just as disastrous (I am thinking) as the King Kong scenario.

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      Robert Sacchi 16 months ago

      In modern times we have the movie Jurassic World. Is there anyone who thinks that theme park was a good idea :-)

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      Peggy Woods 16 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Robert,

      You surely do know your movies! In our lawsuit happy society I can well imagine that happening today. I can actually understand the justification for it also in the scenario depicted. He should have known better than to take such a giant and magnificent animal out of his jungle environment and try and put him on display in a city environment. Nothing good could have come of that.

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      Robert Sacchi 16 months ago

      One interesting aspect about the original and the remakes is how the aspect of putting King Kong on display changed over the years. An oddity with the sequel Son of Kong is the movie starts out with Carl Denham being sued by everybody and their brother because of all the damage Kong caused.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi samowhamo,

      Your hub is very interesting. I added it as a link to this hub. Thanks!

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      Hey Peggy if you are interested I have written an article relating to King Kong you might be interested in.

      http://samowhamo.hubpages.com/hub/The-Real-Life-Ki...

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I agree Suzanne. The Humane Society and ASPCA and other organizations continually try and get laws passed regarding how we treat animals that are destined to become a food source. All creatures deserve to have earth under their feet and feel sunshine on their backs and when killed have it be quick and efficient and as painless as possible.

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      Hunting and raising animals humanely for food is not exploitation. Factory farming, rounding up our wild horses from our public lands and hauling them off to slaughter in Mexico, the bush meat trade and other cruel, wholesale slaughter for profit situations are.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Suzanne,

      I agree with you in that we have no right to exploit the animal kingdom for anything other than food or shelter much like native peoples have done since the beginning of time. Most often they did it with reverence for the animals being killed and every part of the animal was utilized in some fashion. We are all creatures of God. I think that those who mistreat animals will have some tall explaining to do when they reach that "pearly gate" in the next life. Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      Great points! Today we understand more and more that there is really not a sharp divide between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom, yet we continue to exploit them and cause them suffering. Perhaps someday we will grow up and realize that we are not actually the pinnacle of creation and begin treating our fellow creatures with caring, concern and respect. However, we'd better hurry before we use up all our chances!

      Voted up and interesting! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Sam,

      A good place to look for photos that can be legitimately used is Wikimedia Commons. Look for the free images and be sure and attribute them as to their source. Obviously there are many other sources. Check the HubPages tutorials regarding that subject.

      Read your articles posted about your mom and dad. Hold close to what interests you most and appreciate the support from the people around you. You will make it! You are smart. If you ever need extra help or advice...reach out for it. There are many people willing to lend an ear and helpful advice. It can come from a priest, family member, learned friend or teacher and even a help line. Never give up!

      BTW...dinosaurs are certainly interesting subjects. To think that they once roamed the earth is amazing. We have their skeletons to prove it.

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      Thank you Peggy I am going to have to delete just two of those pictures though I kind of had a hard time finding some of those. You can call me Sam if you like and also if you are interested I noticed you read my article about my mother and I if you would like to know more about my dad and I try read these.

      http://samowhamo.hubpages.com/hub/My-Biography-Par...

      http://samowhamo.hubpages.com/hub/Me-And-My-Dad

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi samowhamo,

      It does sound interesting! You might wish to check on the images you used. That last one has a copyright notice on it. See if you can substitute others instead. Lovers of the King Kong story are sure to like this book that you reviewed. Thanks!

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      If you are interested I have just written an article about this great King Kong book you might really want read.

      http://samowhamo.hubpages.com/hub/Kong-King-Of-Sku...

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Greetings samowhamo,

      I can tell that the King Kong story touched your heart as it did mine and many other people who saw one or more of those movies. It was quite a story! There are lessons to be learned from it even today. Thanks for your comment.

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      I love King Kong some people say its racist and maybe sexist but I think those people are worrying to much and reading too much into it its not about people its about a misunderstood creature taken out of his environment out of greed and killed in a world (civilization) that was so alien to him and you really feel sad for him when he gets killed. In a way King Kong was actually a real animal because in prehistoric times there really was a giant species of ape called Gigantopithecus. Well great article I myself have thought about writing about King Kong in addition to loving Kong I also love the dinosaurs on his island (I love dinosaurs).

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Indian Chef,

      Fortunately the gorillas in the movie...and the one named King Kong...were fake. They were not real. That being said, it was heart wrenching to watch what happened to him and the story, while fictitious, does have a lesson. When man interferes with nature often times the results are not good. We are killing off species do to intent or ignorance. Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Peggy, I have not watched King Kong movie but have heard a lot about it. Despite its success and everything I am sure the Chimpanzee in the movie must have gone through lots of torture and must be cursing the day he came in contact with humans. Very touching. Voting it up and interesting.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello bryanbaldwin,

      While animation and filming practices have become improved and look so realistic these days, the old movies such as the original King Kong are still fun to watch. Glad that this brought back good memories for you. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Brett,

      I think that the King Kong movie is one of those iconic ones and the remakes have all been pretty true to the original, with upgrades of course. Thanks for your comment, votes and the share.

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      bryanbaldwin 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      This was my favorite movie as a child!!! Love it. I enjoyed the remake but the original is my fav. :)

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Although in a time of colour tv, I've also seen the original and have to say that it stands up well ... Especially considering the limited technology of its time.

      Share, up and interesting.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Dolores,

      I know what you mean. Things seem so real now! Somehow the monsters of old were a bit more heartwarming...especially King Kong. I'll bet that most people were at least a bit misty eyed at the ending of that movie. Thanks for your comment.

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      Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Hi Peggy - I enjoyed this older hub of yours as it brought back memories. When I was a kid and first saw the old King Kong on TV, it gave me a taste for monsters in the movies. The dinosaurs, as well as Kong seemed so cool. The younger set just don't get that same thrill now that technology has advanced so.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Dave,

      I know I shed a few tears for poor King Kong who was taken from his natural environment and then killed. There should be a lesson there for all to learn! Thanks for the visit. Forcing me to go back and clean up some of these older hubs! :)

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      Knightheart 6 years ago from MIssouri, USA

      Heya! I always think the original movies are the best! King Kong is no exception! I always root for the underdog, and wish KK would have went nuts before those poachers (that is what I call em) carted him off to NYC. Stuffing a few of those macho men up a tree trunk would send a good message! So, I vote for the ape!! Animals are mistreated even in fiction films...no wonder that carries over to real life!

      They should make a sequel. King Kong returns!!! Then let's see some real revenge, but of course, the ACLU will have a fit of some kind! Bleedin' Liberals! LOL

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Ornov.dm99,

      Glad that you found interest in the 1933 King Kong Movie and the Empire State Building in New York. Thanks for the comment.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Tony,

      Do try and see the original King Kong movie from 1933 if you can find it. I think that you would really enjoy it. Lessons to be taught and hopefully learned from this movie... Thanks for the visit and comment. Love and peace to you!

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      Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

      I really enjoyed reading this review though I have not seen the movie. Would like to and more so now having read your interesting Hub. Thank you.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello JohnBarret,

      I agree that the ending where King Kong is shot off of the Empire State Building falling all the way to the street below is sad. Guess it doesn't matter which movie...the 1933 original one or later ones...the ending is always the same. Thanks for the comment.

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      JohnBarret 6 years ago

      WoW,

      I always enjoy watching King Kong movies. Every time it is a thrill. But, end is very sad.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello MikeSyrSutton,

      I agree. That 1933 King Kong movie was really something for its day!

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      MikeSyrSutton 6 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      The original is quite a story! It was very creative.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mike,

      Like you, I think it is not right to kill any animal just for sport. The Indians, Eskimos and other people have had the right idea when every part of an animal was utilized after it was killed. They only did it for their survival...food, warmth, housing, etc. We are definitely on the same page with regard to those feelings!

      I did not see the version of the King Kong movie you mentioned with Jeff Bridges. Your rendition regarding his hair makes me laugh. Nice hearing from you! Wishing you a very pleasant weekend.

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      Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Hi, Peggy! Such an interesting hub you have written for us, linking this imaginative story to animal rights. I also felt sorry for Kong as he defended himself atop the Empire State building. He never seemed a "monster", despite his size. He simply reacted to what was done to him, and in the end met his death for it. A sad and touching story.

      Every creature has a right to exist, and should be allowed to live in their natural habitat. It says something curious about our society when animals must be caged for their own protection. I am not an advocate of bullfighting or hunting for sport because I believe nothing should be killed for one's amusement. Nor should we feel the need to capture an animal to place it on display--even if we might learn from doing so.

      On a lighter note, I enjoyed the early King Kong and the latest version, but I wasn't a fan of the Jeff Bridges / Jessica Lange version in the 1980's (or whenever it was made)--which is odd, given the star power of the cast. It was odd--Bridges had long hair in the film, and he continually had to brush it out of his face. I kept thinking, why doesn't this man just get a haircut or grow it long enough to tie back?

      I also found the film amusing in that Bridges seemed to know a lot about giant apes, as if there were experts in the field or something. I didn't dislike the movie but I didn't find it matched the quality of the first or third efforts.

      Thanks for a wonderful, thought-provoking article.

      Mike

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello sarovai,

      Glad that I could fill you in with some details of the 1933 King Kong movie...especially Kong's death from the top of the Empire State Building. Many people care more about animal rights today and like you said, hopefully something like this would never happen. Thanks for reading this and commenting.

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      sarovai 6 years ago

      I heard about king kong. But the tragic ending I was not aware. As you written ,these days this could have been happened , blue cross will not allow. I too hope so.Thank u for rewinding the memories.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Prasetio,

      Glad that I could show you some information about the original 1933 King Kong Movie via this hub. Thanks for your comments and votes. You are always so kind.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      I know your heart is as soft as mine when it comes to the sadness about seeing King Kong killed while on top of the Empire State Building. Animal rights people would have had something to say about his treatment had this been a real occurance! Thanks for your comment.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love this movie and good to remind how amazing King Kong movie. But I never knew the original version of this movie. But I found this in your hub. Excellent review from you. I really enjoy your information about 1933 King Kong Movie. I love all the thriller videos. The old version also beautiful. Good work, my friend. Rating up as always!

      Blessing,

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      Cheryl 6 years ago

      King Kong was a great action movie. I really felt as if King Kong was becoming a human in the movie and falling in love with Ann. Very sad moment when Kong was killed. Your presentation on this historical movie was absolutely awesome.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Jane Bovary,

      I agree that the original King Kong movie "and the Empire State Building is etched into our retinas." No...King Kong could definitely not win against our society and should never have been removed from his natural environment. Glad that you liked this hub and thanks for the comment.

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      Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore

      Hi Peggy W..this is a great hub. There's something about that old King Kong movie...that poignant image of the ape and the Empire State Building is etched into our retinas. As powerful as that great ape is, he can't win against our human society. I suppose it's a kind of metaphor for how we've run roughshod over the animal kingdom.

      I love the radio promos...you can imagine how scary and impressive King Kong must have seemed to audiences in 1933.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Billy,

      No doubt we will be offered the latest King Kong movie version in a few years. That story seems timeless.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi vocalcoach,

      I agree with you. The 1933 King Kong movie was my favorite and I definitely shed some tears when he was shot down from the Empire State Building. Glad that you liked this hub and thanks for the comment.

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      Very true Peggy King Kong does seem to pop up generationally - we must be due for another in a few years.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I remember seeing the 1933 movie of King Kong and was spell bound. I loved Kong and wept for him at the time. It remains my favorite King Kong movie today. An outstanding review - very well organized. Wonderful photos. You are the best, Peggy!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello ExpandYourMind,

      That was a great line in the King Kong Movie after King Kong had been shot down off of the Empire State Building. Thanks for your comment.

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      ExpandYourMind 6 years ago from Midwest USA

      Yep. Twas beauty that slayed the beast. Great movie. Kong was a true gentleman.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Micky,

      Haha! You are so funny! Fae Wray was a pretty thing with good lungs. Lots of screaming she did in that King Kong movie!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Celesta,

      5 cent movies...now THAT is a flashback in time and prices for sure just like the original King Kong movie. So you didn't feel sorry for King Kong when he was shot down from the top of the Empire State Building? I think I might have even shed a tear or two. Poor guy did not belong on Broadway in a theatre shacked with chains. Of course once he got loose, he was causing so much damage to buildings that something had to be done. But it was a sad ending. Glad I could bring back this memory for you and thanks for the comment.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello DREAM ON,

      I'll admit, it has been some time since I have viewed a King Kong movie. I did see the 2005 version and also the original. I have no idea why this movie came to mind the other day but when it did I thought it would be good subject matter for a hub...so here it is! :-)

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Greetings Hello, hello,

      Yes...seeing the King Kong movie on the big screen definitely added to the thrills. From fighting with dinosaurs to climbing the Empire State Building in New York...King Kong all seemed larger than life on the big screen.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi agusfanani,

      Nice that you got to see the King Kong movie with your family. Now it is a family memory for you as well. I seem to remember some screams in the movie audience as well when watching some of the action in King Kong...especially the jungle scenes. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Billy,

      Like you, I was not aware that there were King Kong comics created. This story seems to have captured the imaginations of many people and every so many years another King Kong movie seems to be created. As always, the Empire State Building in New York is the "prop"...some prop!...used for the fantastic ending. Thanks for the comment.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      I always wanted to be Fay Wray's monkey! Thank you Peggy! As usual- you are great!

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      Celesta 6 years ago

      I remember seeing this movie so many times in the late forties. It only cost five cents to go to the theatre. I do not remember having sympathy, I just remember King Kong scaring the day lights out of me as a little girl. However, I kept going back to see it repeatedly. That was a good movie.

      Thanks for bringing back the memory.

      Good hub.

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      It has been a long time since I have seen it.I enjoyed it then and I may just have to catch up on the newer versions.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      A brilliant review on the movie. It was thrilling espececially on the big screen. Thanks for the memories

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      agusfanani 6 years ago from Indonesia

      I love this movie. I watched it with my family when I was in Junior High. I still remember when child spectators screamed watching some dramatic scenes of the movies.

      Thank you for bringing your readers to this beautiful memory.

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      I had no idea about the comics I have seen all the movies - the Peter Jackson one being the most intense one - hard to believe there has been so many. A great hub with so much info here for King Kong fans, The banans splits is still my favorite in this genre :)

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi William,

      That is quite a coincidence...your seeing the 1933 movie of King Kong and then later working in the Empire State Building in New York.

      I got to visit the Empire State Building with my parents and uncle (who was our tour guide) in 1959. Coming from the country-side in Wisconsin we were astounded! New York in general was an overwhelming impression to me at the time.

      Thanks for the comment and happy to resurrect some memories for you.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi dahoglund,

      Wow! You never saw a King Kong movie? As you said, it serves as an icon of a certain type of early movie making. My suggestion...watch the 1933 version of King Kong if you decide to catch up.

      As to signing up to Amazon...you might want to check into it if you want to make some extra money. I was not adding the capsules at first and am experimenting with it right now to see if it makes a difference. Some people claim great success. Guess it all depends upon the topic and how popular it is.

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      William F Torpey 6 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      I saw the original 1933 version of "King Kong" sometime in the 1940s, Peggy W. I remember feeling sympathy for the beast but nevertheless enjoyed the movie. The scene at the top of the Empire State Building was very exciting albeit tragic. It was bizarre that I would end up working in that building later in life (on the 30th floor.) Thanks for the memories.

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      King Kong is sort an icon whose image is always being used in one way or another. Oddly enough I don't think I ever actually saw any of the movies. I'm only hopeful that Hollywood is more responsible in its treatment of animals than it used to be.

      By the way, the thing you brought up about Ebay. I hadn't paid too much attention to Ebay and Amazon because I don't get enough traffic to really count. I did go in and check my affiliate accounts and found that I am not really signed up for either--except I did get a code for Amazon. Ebay appears more complicated and my guess is that you might get a code if you have an ebay account.