LIFE "King Kong"

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LIFE "King Kong"
LIFE King Kong
Edited by
  • Kostya Kenndey (director)
  • Joel Van Liew
Written by
  • Steve Rushin
  • Ryan Hatch
Design by
  • Jennie Chang
  • Sandra Jurevics
Publisher LIFE Books
Publish date August 11, 2023
Pages 96
ISBN ISBN-13: 978-1-5478-6360-0

"King Kong" is a special issue of LIFE magazine. It was published by LIFE Books on August 11, 2023.


From his creation in 1933, through the modern sequels and his fierce battles with Godzilla, King Kong has left his mark not only with his outsized ferocity, but also with his vulnerability and dignity. His tough side, his tender side: It's all here.

— Back cover


  • Apes of Wrath (p. 4)
  • The Eighth Wonder of the World (p. 14)
    • (p. 32) Fay Wray
    • (p. 38) The Empire State Building
    • (p. 41) The Hard, Historic Year of 1933
  • Descended from Apes (p. 42)
  • 21st Century Kong (p. 66)
    • (p. 86) On-Screen Simians
  • Long Live the King (p. 88)
    • (p. 93) The Real King Kong
  • The Hand of Kong (p. 96)

Inaccuracies and inconsistencies

Like LIFE "Godzilla", this issue also contains many inaccuracies, again ranging from statistics and years to images and captions.


See also

External links


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