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"King Kong"towering 90 feet above the traffic

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"King Kong"towering 90 feet above the traffic

" King Kong" towering 90 feet above the traffic, balances on the front of Londons Cumberland Hotel. The Hotel and " King Kong" are both 50 years old this year, and the appearance for 24 hours only is to celebrate the event. 12th December 1983

Alisdair Macdonald
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
London
England
DM 83 6617

Media ID 21864169

© Mirrorpix

Advertising Anniversaries Anniversary Events Hotel Hotels Inflatable Street 1983


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King Kong Takes Over London - A Majestic Anniversary Celebration

EDITORS COMMENTS
. In this photo print, the iconic figure of "King Kong" stands tall, towering an impressive 90 feet above the bustling traffic below. Perched on the front facade of London's historic Cumberland Hotel, both the hotel and our beloved giant ape celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. Captured on December 12th, 1983, this extraordinary sight was a momentary spectacle that left passersby in awe. The inflatable King Kong gracefully balanced himself atop the hotel for a mere 24 hours to commemorate this special occasion. Transporting us back to the vibrant era of the 1980s, this image encapsulates not only a remarkable advertising feat but also pays homage to one of cinema's most legendary characters. As we gaze upon King Kong's imposing presence against London's cityscape, it serves as a reminder of his enduring popularity and influence in popular culture. This photograph by Alisdair Macdonald is more than just a snapshot; it captures an event that brought joy and excitement to all who witnessed it. It symbolizes anniversaries and milestones while evoking memories from times gone by. As we reflect on this nostalgic moment frozen in time, let us marvel at how artistry can transcend generations and continue to captivate our imagination even decades later.

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