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The Creation of Dino De Laurentiis' King Kong

Star, London, 1976
(price: 60p; 276 pages)

The blurb on the back:

The great ape has held millions spellbound for decades - and now, once again, his epic tale leaps from the screen. Here is the full dramatic story of the legendary ape - from the terrifying moment he is first seen by the expedition in the jungle ... to the mysterious fascination between the monster and the beautiful girl whose life he saves ... to his death in the concrete jungles of New York.
Never before has this tragic and beautiful story been more vividly portrayed. And this book - the only book authorized by the makers of the film - takes you inside this movie-making feat. It's a film saga that triumphed over time, terror and technical disasters to create the most terrible - and most memorable - monster of the ages, coupled with a cast of the most fascinating characters you will ever meet!