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2a088 KING KONG linen French 1p 1933 wonderful Roland Coudon art of ape & sacrifice, ultra rare!

Date Sold 12/8/2019
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked French One-Panel "Grande" Movie Poster (1p; measures 46 1/2" x 63 1/4" [118 x 161 cm]) (Learn More)

King Kong, the classic 1933 Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack Africa New York City giant ape fantasy romantic love triangle adventure horror thriller ("'The most awesome thriller of all time' the one and only"; "Not beast.. Not human.... Not devil.. But all three magnified! RAGING.. ROARING.. CRUSHING.. KILLING.."; "Strangest story ever conceived by man!"; "Out-leaping the maddest imaginings! Out-thrilling the wildest thrills!"; "See the living, fighting monsters of Creation's dawn rediscovered in the world today!"; "See the death-fight between giant ape and prehistoric dinosaur... the most amazing combat since the world began!"; "See the ape as big as a battleship wrecking New York!"; "Unique..! Thrilling! Startling!"; "From an idea conceived by Edgar Wallace & Merian C. Cooper"; based on the story by Edgar Wallace, with incredible special effects by Willis O'Brien) starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong (as Carl Denham), Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher, and Sam Hardy
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Artist: Roland Coudon
Important Added Info: Note that we have only previously auctioned this 1933 first release French one-panel once before, and that was 27 years ago, when it sold for $14,300! While the 1933 first release U.S. posters for this movie have excellent art, many people agree that this first release French one-panel poster, with Roland Coudon art, has one of the finest King Kong images ever created!

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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good. The poster had some creases and scuffs scattered in the image. It had tiny paper loss at just a few crossfolds and a very few creases, scuffs, and tiny tears on parts of some folds. Overall, the poster was in very good condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was nicely backed, and it will display wonderfully on the new owner's wall!
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