Godzilla versus Yeti

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An interesting photographic image has surfaced on a Yahoo Japan Auction site.  The seller notes this is a photographic still from King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), but it’s not —the provenance, or at least the suits, are earlier from the mid-1950’s. That’s the “Abominable Snowman” suit from Toho’s Jû jin yuki otoko (1955). The Godzilla appears to be from Godzilla Raids Again (1955), or the Gyakushu-Godzilla suit (note notch in first dorsal fin, image from Becoming Godzilla website, below) from the same year.  I’m wondering if both films were shot simultaneously.  In any event, this is a back-stage shot either composed for promotional reasons, or possibly just a fun shot taken by a stage hand or fan.  Very cool.

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