9/24/2014

King Kong (1933) - Fay Wray coloring page from The Lima News
Usually coloring books are for little kids to make artwork for parents to stick up on the refrigerator, but back in 1933 coloring King Kong got you a free movie ticket! All you had to do was make your kid look at horrific scenes from the movie!

In the build up to what was the hottest movie of 1933, the Ohio newspaper The Lima News printed a series of coloring pages for kids from April 23 - 26, 1933. All six pictures had to be colored and submitted to win the tickets for the Sigma theater in Dayton.

They feature such kid-friendly scenes as women being tied up by savages, King Kong chowing down on a giant Pterodactyl and stabbing a Tyrannosarus [sic] Rex in the neck.



Some images via Mostly Paper Dolls

What do you think of the coloring pages? Would your kid's have colored them for a free movie ticket?

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11 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The one with the woman is a bit much. My kids would've colored them. Probably a good thing I'm not a parent.

jeremy [retro] said...

I want to get this book, I have some from when they handed out stuff at the premiere... it's a little jarring.

DAVID WALSTON said...

How quaint, little Johnny remembered to use the red crayon for the blood.

MPax said...

Darn. My nieces and nephew are too old for this now. I'm a great aunt. :)

Pat Dilloway said...

Well it was the Great Depression so I guess they had more angst in their coloring books.

Maurice Mitchell said...

I guess rampaging dinosaurs were more kid-friendly back then.

Maurice Mitchell said...

The images are too small too, but you never know!

Maurice Mitchell said...

ROFL He’s quite the little nipper David

Maurice Mitchell said...

It is Jeremy. As an adult this stuff is awesome.

Maurice Mitchell said...

LOL I’m sure kid’s would love the dinosaurs though

Julia Smith said...

They're all so pretty! Great activities for kids. These days, most would just keep them occupied...and quiet playing games on their ipads

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