King Kong is one of the most memorable Hollywood films. Almost nobody has forgotten the climactic scene of the memorable 1933 film in which the ape climbs the Empire State building. So it was obvious that any auction selling memorabilia from this movie would surely generate a lot of interest. That is exactly what happened when Christie’s South Kensigton decided to auction the original armature used to film the final, climactic scenes of the 1933 epic King Kong film. Not only did the auction generate interest, but the armature fetched a whopping $200,305! The metal armature measuring just 22 inches in height was sued to show the ape terrorize New York City and scale the Empire State Building. The armature now belongs to an anonymous client who was bidding in the room.
The auction realized $858,153 in sales with other highlights, including a black silk evening dress previously owned by Marilyn Monroe, which sold for $15,488, and a pair of sunglasses worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond in Quantum of Solace, which realized $1,961.