News for Sep. 27, 2004

Remembering Fay Wray: 96 Years, Many Movies and the Big Ape on the Building

9/27/04, 11:34 am EST - Xoanon

The card that came with the lilies sitting in a vase on the concession stand at Film Forum read: "Fay - We will never forget you. From everyone at the Empire State Building." Architects and Donald Trump aside, there are very few people who would be honored by a building; one of them, of course, is Fay Wray, who died last month. The obituaries emphasized her turn in "King Kong," but there are many more stories in a life of 96 years, and those stories are what brought about 100 people to the West Village yesterday morning for a private tribute at the movie theater on Houston Street. [More]