GLOW SERIES KIT #465
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KING KONG

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"Seven million years ago a gigantic ape was born on a small island off the Malay Penninsula. While still a baby, Kong's parents were killed by a Tyrannasuraus. Millions of years passed, but the island remained the same. Prehistoric dinosaurs still roamed there. It was as if time stopped on this small island. King Kong grew unbelievably large and strong. Savage natives invaded the island, but Kong maintained absolute rule. In deperation, the natives built an immense wall across the base of the island to keep out the prehistoric creatures and the monster Kong. They worshipped Kong as a god and appeased his wrath by sacrificing young natives to him.

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"A movie producer, known for his exciting and dangerous films, acquired a crudely drawn map of Kong's island, Skull Island. He hired a tramp steamer and set sail from New York in quest of adventures. With him was a girl, an unknown actress he was going to make into a star.
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"As weeks passed, the crew became disturbed at the secrecy of the voyage. Only the producer knew the destination. They were also disturbed by the great quantity of ammunition and gas bombs on board, enough to launch a fullscale war. Finally, the crew insisted upon knowing the destination, so the producer asked if they had ever heard of King Kong. Of course they had, since it was a Malay superstition that most sailors had heard at one time or another. He told them that it was not a superstition, and he had the only existing map of the legendary island where Kong lived. Skull Island was their destination!
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"Early one morning the ship became fog-bound in strange waters. Suddenly out of the mists loomed a gigantic skull. On closer inspection, the crew realized that it was only a rock formation, the one for which the island was named. In fact, the whole island was surrounded by rocks grouped in a small sandy penninsula. From the deck they could see the enormous menacing wall. They shuddered at the horrors that lay in wait for them behind that wall.
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"Landing on the beach of the Lost World, they realized that a sacrificial ceremony was going on. A native spotted them and the ceremnoy stopped. Their witch doctor wanted the girl from the ship as a gift for Kong. The crew refused and ran for their ship.
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"That night a group of the natives kidnapped the girl from the ship. They tied her to a stone altar inside of the gates of the wall. She could hear the sounds of some immense beast drawing closer. Kong came out of the jungle. He approached the altar, ready to take his delicious snack. Suddenly he stopped. Never had he seen a creature like this, a girl with golden hair. He picked her up and held her close to his hideously wrinkled face. His hot breath seared her flesh. Then he carried her off into the jungle.
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"By now the crew realized that the girl was gone and went in search of her. They threw open the gates in time to see Kong carry her off. The producer sent back to the ship for gas bombs When they arrived, he and the crew plunged into the dense underbrush. Overhead they saw flying reptiles, around them they heard weird noises. From a thicket a gigantic spike-tailed dinosaur charged at them! Bullets would not stop it. Luckily, the gas bombs did, and the beast fell to the ground, stunned. Now they were able to kill the beast at close range.
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"Then the girl was sighted high on a ledge. A plan of rescue was decided upon. The crew would divert the ape while the first mate climbed atop the ledge to bring her down. It worked, but now they had to get back to the wall. They returned, each taking a different path so Kong would be unable to follow them.
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"Once inside the gates, the producer decided to bring King Kong back to civilization rather than to film him. Using the girl as a lure, they got Kong inside the gates where they used gas bombs to subdue him. Then, heavily chained, they loaded the unconscious Kong onto the ship.
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"Back in New York, King Kong was to go on display in the city's theater district. Crowds gathered at the entrance. When the last person had been admitted, the lights grew dim. The building was abuzz with expectation. At last the curtain went up. There, behind bars was the mighty Kong. The crowd grew noisy in their fear and amazement. The noise so enraged Kong that with his tremendous strength he broke through the bars which imprisoned him. Frightened people scattered in all directions.
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"Kong got loose on the street. Horror followed his path of destruction. Buildings toppled. He wrecked the elevated train with one powerful blow from his mighty arm. At the Empire State Building, Kong found what he was searching for, the girl from the voyage. He snatched her up and began climbing the side of the building. Fighter planes were called out. Kong set the girl on a ledge and began swatting at the planes as if they were flies. Finally, one plane got in range and mortally wounded Kong. He came crashing down the side of the building to the street beneath.
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"When the people realized that the monster, Kong, eighth wonder of the world was killed, they breathed a sigh of relief. Now, what of the rumors that Kong had a son? Is it merely legend - or is it a fact?"
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Promotional Copy from Original Instruction Sheet
©1964 Aurora Model Corp.

Similar promotional text was used for the Longbox Series Kit #468. I don't have a legible copy. If any one out their does, I'd be thankful for a copy!

Like the other instruction inserts in the series, the halftone image was a close-up of the retouched
Bama Gouaches
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Here's a small pic, I don't have another. Do you?.

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