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Sixty-five years later, Fay Wray still finds it hard to get work without the big ape. Tonight’s Smithsonian Associates program, “Nitrate Cinema: The Magic of Fay Wray and the Thrill of King Kong,” opens with a screening of a brand new, restored 35mm print of the 1933 classic, a triumph of Hollywood special effects. Then comes an onstage interview with the actress, conducted by NPR’s Murray Horowitz. Wray will talk about Kong, of course, but also about such other collaborators as Frank Capra, Clark Gable, and Sinclair Lewis. At 7 p.m. at the Museum of Natural History’s Baird Auditorium, 10th & Constitution Ave. NW. $15. For reservations call (202) 357-3030. (Mark Jenkins)