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02-03-1933

Hairy For Hollywood

While it all looks a bit plasticiney and comical today, back in 1933, when King Kong was screened in New York for the first time, people lost their MINDS with FEAR. Startled Manhattanites were convinced that giant monkey attacks were imminent and invested heavily in massive gorilla nets, vats of primate repellent and simian personal attack alarms. Luckily, there was no repeat of this hysteria when the film was remade in 1976 and 2005 as both of those were rubbish.