Friday, November 27, 2009

King Kong armature (link roundup)

King Kong armature from the 1933 film was recently auctioned off by Christie’s of London.

And a few more links:

1. A good example of how an advertising campaign can be intentionally misleading as to the film's subject matter.

2. After going missing 100 years ago, Galileo's missing fingers were found at an auction. Via.

3. I'm amazed at how much this description of the more lawless parts of the Los Angeles River sound like the secret opium dens in Dan Simmons' Drood.

4. This police artist sketch has been mocked for its crudeness, but my understanding is that the current thinking about such profiles is that they work better when they exaggerate certain features.

*Previously: Polish King Kong poster.

*Buy King Kong toys at eBay.