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[ATV Today: 18.09.1972: Birmingham garage owner buys King Kong statue]

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Date 1972
Duration 00:01:23
Film type Colour / Sound
Production Professional
Genre Television News
Company ATV

The statue was first erected in Manzoni Gardens in Birmingham in May 1972. Many Birmingham local history websites give Carl Racey as the Birmingham garage owner who bought the King Kong statue. It is likely that Racey was the second owner after Mr Shanley.

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Summary Tony Maycock interview with Mike Shanley, Birmingham garage owner, who has bought the statue of King Kong to stand it in his car sales forecourt.
Description Shots of King Kong statue now standing next to car sales caravan. Tony Maycock report to camera and interview with Mike Shanley.
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