A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 25, 1976

Kong is a tough interview, reports Los Angeles Correspondent Leo Janos. "In fact, he makes some legendary tough ones that I've encountered, like Marlon Brando and Katharine Hepburn, seem easy."

For this week's cover story on the making of the 1976 version of King Kong, Janos talked with Producer Dino de Laurentiis, Director John Guillermin and many members of the film's cast and crew of thousands. They were no difficulty. The hard job, literally, was making contact with Gorilla Mime Rick Baker, who stood in for the 40-ft. "audioanimatronic" Kong in scenes that were...

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