Issue 131, Summer 1994
The most amazing thing I know about Jane
Cooper is that she’s the niece of King Kong.
Is it a myth? And if so, what does it tell us about ourselves?
Is Kong a giant ape, or is he an African, beating his chest
like a responsive gong?
Fay Wray lies in the hand of Kong as in the hand of God the
Destroyer. She gives the famous scream. Is the final conflict
(as Merian C. Cooper maintained) really between man and
the forces of nature, or is it a struggle for the soul and body
of the white woman?
Who was more afraid of the dark, Uncle Merian or his older
sister? She was always ready to venture downstairs whenever
he heard a burgler.