Happy Thanksgiving King Kong

Written by Joe D on November 26th, 2009

wor60s1.gifwor70s.jpgWhen I was a kid WOR TV out of NYC would show King Kong every Thanksgiving. I really looked forward to seeing those natives getting chewed up in Kong’s giant teeth and watching the unsuspecting elevated subway riders on their way home from a hard day’s work as Max Steiner’s locomotive tension music pulsated on the soundtrack, then Kong’s head would peep up in the hole he had just made in the tracks and the old engineer would throw on the brake! Too late!
Take the A Train!
Oh well, I just read some where that the original armature of Kong sold recently at Southeby’s for like $200,000 , probably more that Willis O’Brien made in his lifetime.
That little metal skeleton that scared the hell out of millions of people acting out Mr. O’Briens brainwaves.
Willis O’Brien and his little buddy

2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Nov

    Thanksgiving at my house would be Kong, Son of Kong and Mighty Joe Young on Thursday; and two or three Godzilla movies on Friday.

    Football was downplayed, as it was either college or Navy/Army, games my football loving father considered as amateur playoffs. They’ve since pumped it up into a business.

    Like The Wizard of Oz every spring on CBS, holiday movies gave you something to look forward to.

    Now you can watch them any time of the year you please. Convenient, yes. But the magic’s gone.

  2. Nov
    Joe D

    Those were the days! Now you can watch the Charlie Brown Xmas special in July. But why! Bunuel complained about records, saying they took away the joy of anticipating a concert for weeks, you want some Mozart? Here play the record.

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