Clearly the word of the day is "diaphanous." :)
Question: was King Kong (1933) the first incarnation of the whole "giant ape after sexy girl" theme... or were there earlier incarnations?
As far as I can tell, Kong was created wholly by the maker of the original film, Merian C. Cooper. "Lost World" settings were popular at the time, thanks to Burroughs and Doyle, so there's some influence there, not to mention lots of Greek and Medieval tales of virgins being carried off by gods and dragons and such.