Here's what I know about this incredible piece of movie history. This statue was given to the original owner who worked in the film industry at the time of the release of the movie in 1976. This piece was the example that was presented to the execs.
This prototype was the version that was approved for production. It is a really nice high quality piece and sets on a 1 thick plexiglass base.
There are no identifying markings or stamps, other than the obvious exact replica of the final version. It is also bolted through the base exactly like the production version.I have no doubt that this is the actual prototype of what was produced. If you look at the pictures in the listing and see the one that shows some arm damage youll see it shows the same color / material that this unpainted prototype has. My understanding is only 100 of the final statues were created for promotional use Jessica Lange is pictured holding one. To the best of my knowledge this is the original and only prototype that is known to exist.
The new owner will be provided with the name of the family. I invite any and all questions and concerns. The item "Original Vintage 1976 King Kong Movie Statue PROTOTYPE Dino De Laureniis" is in sale since Wednesday, May 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1970-79". The seller is "tazboy62" and is located in Vermillion, Kansas.
This item can be shipped to United States.