Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Autobiograh* (for Autobiograph*)

Today marks the anniversary of the world premiere of the film King Kong in New York, 1933. The city itself might be considered a star of the film, with Kong's most memorable scene being the heartbreaking end at the top of the Empire State Building. There, the giant ape held onto his love, played by Canadian actress Fay Wray, as he was attacked by fighter planes.

Wray did most of her screaming on a large model of King Kong’s hand, which inspired the title for her autobiography, On the Other Hand. Wray was more than just a pretty face with a loud scream: in addition to the autobiography, she also wrote plays for regional theatres and yearned to break out of her horror movie pigeonhole.

Autobiograh* is a moderate probability typo, appearing 18 times in OhioLINK and returning 145 hits in WorldCat.

Leanne Olson

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