Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fay Wray, 1907-2004

Fay Wray being held by a giant prop, in King Kong (1933)

Today marks the birth anniversary of Canadian-born actress Fay Wray, who was born on this day in 1907. Wray is best known for her role in the 1933 version of King Kong, as the woman with whom the giant ape falls in love and carries up the Empire State Building.

Wray, of course, did a lot more than that in her career. Many years ago, I recommended some of her other horror stuff; The Mystery of the Wax Museum is particularly worth a watch. Unfortunately, both that and Doctor X seem to have gone out of print on DVD, which is a shame since they're both interesting movies.

Queen Bee, on the other hand, does seem to be available on DVD.

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