ORIGINALLY POSTED 10-20-2008
The hairy fellow above features in a comedic sequence of the oddball MGM film HOLLYWOOD PARTY (1934). Although the picture had a cast that included Jimmy Durante, the Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy and even Mickey Mouse, this jumbled musical comedy ensemble failed to excite either audiences or critics. I will give it a gold star because we get to enjoy a bit with an ape announced to the party revelers as "Ping Pong, the son of King Kong". I have the clip on VHS somewhere and I would have to give another viewing before I could recall the details of the few minutes of film. Apparently Ping was striking enough to make it onto the VHS box art below. I have not come across any subsequent appearances so this may have been a one-shot appearance for this suit.
Although the clip lacks any sign of Ping Pong or any other apes, this excerpt with Jimmy Durante as Schnarzan the Conqueror is good for a chuckle.