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Jackson Honored with Original King Kong Model

6 December 2005 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Filmmaker Peter Jackson watched his King Kong movie in style at the New York premiere last night - clutching the miniature model of the original Kong in his hands. Movie memorabilia collector Bob Burns, who owns the armature that was created for the 1933 movie, agreed to lend the artifact to Jackson for the evening. It isn't the first time the rare piece of movie history - believed to be the only existing prop from the 1933 King Kong film - has been in Jackson's hands. After hearing of its existence the director flew Burns and his quirky piece of memorabilia out to New Zealand, where he was filming his version of King Kong with Jack Black, Adrien Brody and Naomi Watts. Jackson even took time to film a short animated piece with the 70-year-old model, which he hopes to include on the DVD release of the blockbuster next year. Meanwhile, Sideshow Collectibles, the California-based company which created Jackson's Lord Of The Rings models, are set to use Bob Burns' armature as the model for a new King Kong collectible. »

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Canada's Walk of Fame selects inductees

9 March 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

TORONTO -- Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Alanis Morrissette and singer-songwriter Paul Anka were among the inductees into Canada's Walk of Fame announced on Tuesday. Also set to receive their own maple leaf on a Toronto sidewalk is Fay Wray, star of the original King Kong, concert promoter Michael Cohl, boxer George Chuvalo, dancer Rex Harrington, producer Pierre Cossette and music producer Daniel Lanois. Each will be recognized on June 5 during a gala ceremony to air on the CTV network. Donald Sutherland, Keifer Sutherland's father, was an early inductee onto Canada's Walk of Fame in 2000. He joined another 83 Canadians to have been recognized since 1998, including Jim Carrey, Celine Dion, Michael J. Fox, Dan Aykroyd, Wayne Gretzky, Lorne Michaels and Mike Myers. »

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