How tall was the title gorilla in King Kong (1933)?

The six models used in the filming of King Kong (1933) were each eighteen inches tall.

They were made of rubber flesh and rabbit fur on a metal skeleton, and filmed in stop-motion animation.

For close-ups, the filmmakers used a full-scale mechanical hand and a twenty-foot bust of Kong’s head and shoulders, covered with bear hides.

Willis O’Brien created the special effects.