THE ENTIRE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE MOST POPULAR FANTASY FILM OF ALL TIME!—cover tagline
A rare, oversized, black-and-white paperback coffee-table book from 1976, issued to cash in on the remake that was released that same year, about the production of the original 1933 King Kong, with its stop-motion effects. Co-authors Orville Golden and George E. Turner take readers through the entire process, with thoroughly illustrated and annotated explanations of how the filmmakers created the studio jungle sets, the miniature island forests and mountains, and of course, the colossus himself. A chapter near the end even tells you about the different subsequent productions that re-used King Kong's sets and special effects plates. The list includes Gone with the Wind, which torched some of the movie's still-standing sets in 1938 for the burning of Atlanta sequence.
NOTE: This book has been out of print for over 40 years and is only available in affordable versions via used booksellers. All copies are in good condition, but some ordinary wear-and-tear is inevitable.