Show Business: King Klunk

THERE IS STILL ONLY ONE KING KONG, proclaim the Paramount Pictures Dino De Laurentiis ads and posters, and they are right in a way the copywriters never intended. In the $13 million movie's seventh week of production, King Kong still lacks a star. In his race to beat rival Universal's King Kong project (TIME, Jan. 5), De Laurentiis won a court battle but apparently neglected to get the ape off the drawing board. All of the 40-ft. mechanical Kong he has so far is a pair of mighty arms that cost $450,000 and have developed on-camera arteriosclerosis. The producer has rushed...

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