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Lovelace, Delos W. New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1932.
Novelized from the Radio Picture by Lovelace. Conceived by Edgar Wallace and Merian C. Cooper. (8vo), original green cloth, lettered in dark maroon, pictorial endpapers showing several action stills from the movie, color pictorial jacket with wrap-around artwork. First Edition.
The original novelization for the 1933 King Kong movie classic as part of the film’s advance marketing. Co-creator Merian Cooper was the key creative influence, saying that he got the initial idea after he had a dream that a giant gorilla was terrorizing New York City. Edgar Wallace, a famous writer of the time, died very early in the process and it is generally believed that little if anything of his ever appeared in the final story, but his name was retained for its saleability. Bleiler (1978), p. 127; Reginald 09268.