King Kong cast granted passports to perform in London


Poster for King Kong Production, 1960Poster for King Kong Production, 1960. Source:

Thursday, 11 August 1960

After long and protracted negotiations with the South African government, 60 passport applications for the African members of the original “King Kong” cast were approved. The cast was to travel to London where they would join the Jack Hylton Production.

• Walker, O. ( 1960), ‘Passports for 60 non-Whites’ from The Star 11 August, [Available at the National Library of South Africa, Cape Town Campus] pg 1.
• All About, ‘South African Jazz Timeline’ [online] Available at [Accessed: 02 August 2011]

Last updated : 08-Aug-2013

This article was produced by South African History Online on 03-Aug-2011