Thursday, December 12, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, KING KONG!
At this year's MONSTERPALOOZA in Burbank, CA, attendees were treated to a panel discussion on KING KONG on the occasion of his 80th "birthday". Bob Burns was on hand and graciously showed off the last remaining complete armature of a King Kong animated model. I had the distinct pleasure of briefly touching the steel frame that at one time was the skeleton that held together a figure used in the making of the most famous monster movie of all time.
At the conclusion of the discussion a birthday cake was wheeled out and the audience sang "Happy Birthday" to King Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World!