Culture Re-View: King Kong makes his first big screen appearance

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2 March 1933: King Kong climbs into cinema history. If you went to see King Kong on opening night in New York, you couldn’t have known how good you had it. In a year’s time the Hays Code would be widely implemented, stifling film content that had anything liable to offend white-middle class conservative Americans. From 1934 to 1968, all Hollywood films were stripped of sexual innuendo, profanity, violence, homosexuality or miscegenation (relations between races). Despite the repression, many brilliant films came out of that era. But for a few brief years between the rise of “talkies” and the i…

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