Director Peter Jackson celebrated wrapping up filming his stunning version of King Kong with a spectacular party, complete with an endless supply of bananas.
The glittering bash took place on a back lot set designed to replicate 1930s New York, and was described by a party-goer as a "proper carnival" to reward his cast and crew for all their hard work.
Publicist Melissa Booth says: "Everyone involved in the movie - from Hollywood stars to construction staff - was invited."
The Lord of the Rings film-maker ensured that even children were catered for, with giant fairy tale characters, a Ferris wheel and merry-go-round open to all.
The $145m (€110m) remake of the 1933 classic is set for release this winter and stars Naomi Watts, Oscar-winner Adrien Brody and funnyman Jack Black.