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King Kong Made Movie History at the Historic Shrine Auditorium!

The classic film King Kong premiered in 1933 and was a monster hit. The film’s script took a twist on the Beauty and the Beast fairytale, and offered thrills, chills, romance, and horror to audiences sitting in darkened theaters around the world.

The Hollywood cast included the beautiful Fay Wray as Ann Darrow, the woman Kong would, literally, go ape for, handsome Bruce Cabot as first mate John Driscoll on the ship Venture; and Robert Armstrong as the ambitions filmmaker and impresario, Carl Denham.

King Kong became a groundbreaking film and a huge hit for the RKO Studio. Although it failed to receive even one nomination for the Academy Awards, King Kong was praised by nearly all