King Kong : The History of a Movie Icon from Fay Wray to Peter Jackson
by Ray Morton
Applause Theatre and Cinema Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 1557836698
Date: 01 November, 2005 List Price $19.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Book Description: He is one of the most amazing, popular, and iconic characters in the history of motion pictures. His 1933 debut was a legendary piece of pure cinema - simultaneously a terrifying monster movie, epic fairy tale, tragic love story, and deeply resonant cultural myth. His name is King Kong. Ray Morton's King Kong - The Making of a Movie Icon is the first book to chronicle the making of all seven feature films in which the character of Kong has appeared, including the hotly anticipated Peter Jackson film opening in December 2005. It is generously illustrated with photographs, production art, and promotional materials from the author's extensive private collection. Morton has interviewed the surviving members of each major film. A colorful overview of the tremendous amount of collectible Kong merchandise is also on view for all the fans of Kongdom to devour.
(Source: Applause Theatre and Cinema Books)