Investigations

King Kong Camera

The Case:

A Washington resident owns an old movie camera he believes could have been used to film the original version of 'King Kong.'

1933: The height of the Great Depression. The movie 'King Kong' storms into theaters and audiences soon forget their troubles as they watch in horror and fascination. Kong rampages through New York City, climbs the city’s tallest building and reaches into their very homes.

Nothing like it had been seen before. The movie was a milestone in story-telling and a pioneer in special effects, and helped to usher in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

To investigate the camera's claim to fame, the detectives visit Washington State, San Francisco and Los Angeles, meeting legendary animator Ray Harryhausen and discover the true story behind the infamous ape.

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Aired:
Season 2, Episode 4

Detective:
Elyse Luray Detective:
Wes Cowan Location:
Lake Bay, Washington

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