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Planet of the Apes (1968)
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johnnybear
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boy, was Linda Harrison even more gorgeous in Beneath! I loved the way that they had let her costume rot a bit in all the right places!
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Yep, she's a sweetie all right. And this might sound nuts to you guys, but her knees are more attractive than those of many women. I dislike a set of hockey-puck knee caps that spoil a pretty pair of gams! Shocked



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mentor Huebner, the Disney animator who worked on Forbidden Planet (1956) was responsible for the look of "Ape City " in Planet of the Apes (1968.) Here are two of his sketches:





The tower in the right background looks as if it may have been inspired by Seattle's Space Needle!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CBS must have saved a small fortune by being able to reuse the Ape City exterior sets from the films for their one season POTA TV show.

They are fortunate that MGM did not tear down the city right after the filming for the movie was finished, which is generally the standard operating procedure on most films.

And yes, Linda was a dish!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I had trouble finding a picture of Linda Harris I liked, and the best one I could find seemed to be cropped unnecessarily narrow —

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pow wrote:
They are fortunate that MGM did not tear down the city right after the filming for the movie was finished, which is generally the standard operating procedure on most films.

It was a 20th Century Fox production, filmed at their Ranch, which is now a state park. I think they may have left the Ape City stand until the donation. Some bits and pieces are still there for souvenir hunters to find. I remember an episode of "Logan's Run" was filmed there.

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At a site called Archives of the Apes I found these nice examples of the pre-production artwork for the movie.














Some of the artwork shows technology not used in the film.

The first image below shows the three astronauts inside the ship while it's still in space. Nobody is inside the hibernation units the way we see them in the film's opening scene.






The next picture shows them in zero gravity, and a vehicle with tank treads is visible in the background.





The last two images show them leaving the ship (which is a nice-looking rocket) in the land rover, which also appears in the last picture.





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