March 2, 1933

On This Date in! in 1933, the motion picture King Kong had its world premiere in New York. While most New Yorkers were impressed with the special effects, they had some serious concerns of the realism of the movie. Most believed that a Gorilla that large could exist, they just didn’t believe he could have escaped a mugging when he got off the boat, and they were insistent that he’d been graffiti-ed within seconds of landing on the ground after being shot off the Empire State Building.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to March 2, 1933

  1. Giant Replica of Marilyn Monroe says:

    We haven’t seen the last of Kong.

    I know it’s true, ‘cos Gaea said so.

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