King Kong’s Film Debut

On March 2, 1933, the film King Kong opened at New York’s Radio City Music Hall to rave reviews. Directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, the screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose was developed from an idea conceived by Cooper and Edgar Wallace. It stars Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong. It has been ranked by Rotten … Continue reading King Kong’s Film Debut

Ubangi-Shari #23 (1922)

Ubangi-Shari #23 (1922)

Ubangi-Shari (Oubangui-Chari in French) was a French colony in central Africa from 1906−1958, a part of French Equatorial Africa. It was bordered to the north by Chad, Sudan to the east, Cameroon to the west; the Middle Congo and Belgian Congo lay to the south. At its height, the colony had an area of 238,767 square miles (618,403.7 square kilometers) and a population of 833,916. … Continue reading Ubangi-Shari #23 (1922)

French Equatorial Africa #142 (1941)

French Equatorial Africa #142 (1941)

French Equatorial Africa (Afrique équatoriale française), or the AEF, was a federation of central African French colonial possessions from 1910-1934 and a French colony in its own right from 1934 to 1958, extending northwards from the Congo River to the Sahara, and comprising what are today the countries of Chad, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon. The capital was Brazzaville, … Continue reading French Equatorial Africa #142 (1941)