Regular visitors to this site may be getting tired of me whipping out my Kong so often, but you’re just going to have to deal with it, and really, did you honestly think I had another idea in mind for the letter “K” in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge?
The 1976 King Kong movie is one of my earliest childhood memories, which is probably why I have such an unexplainable fondness for the big guy to this day. I was only 6 or 7 years old and this movie was the “forbidden fruit” that opened my eyes to grown up things. My babysitter had let my brother and I watch it one night — my parents may have been lax, but they certainly would not have allowed us to watch this movie at that age. I was enthralled by the special effects, and my pre-pubescent emotions ran wild with fear and excitement, and ended with the deepest sorrow. To this day, I still get emotional at the end of the movie, no matter what version I’m watching.
I have a fair number of King Kong items, and filled a whole month’s worth of articles about those items a few years back with my KONGTOBER challenge. Many of those items are stored out of view, but this Mexican lobby card occupies the prime viewing location in my cave. I have some other large posters, but don’t have the room for them on the walls, so for now, this lobby card does the job just fine.
I’ve almost reached the halfway point of the Blogging from A-to-Z Challenge, but I have no idea what to do for “L.” Any ideas?