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It seems like no matter where you go on this planet you run into apes! If you happen to be about town and stumble upon an apes display, please take a shot of it and send it in. I've always got a camera with me for just such an occasion, but I can't get to them all. The following shots were sent to me from friends all over the country.

 
 

I actually got this shot a few years back in Pasadena, California at a Starcon SciFi Convention. There are a couple of cool things about this photo. The first being the gentleman on the left hand side of the photo. That is none other than Don Pedro Coley, one of the mutant leaders from Beneath. He was the nicest guy and seemed to be having a blast at this show. He even made me pose with him for a picture that happened to be in the newspaper the next day. Now everyone in Pasadena thinks I'm a SciFi Nerd. Oh Well! The other cool thing about this photo is the orangutan costume on the right. I'm not 100% sure, but I think that is the second/back-up jacket for Honorius (James Daley) from the original Planet of the Apes film. It's distinguishable by the leather on the sleeves.

 

 

You can find this guy in the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada hidden downstairs in the back. Not the best display I ever had the chance to see. As a fan I picked it apart for various reasons. The worst reason being that he was wearing his bandoleer backwards. That's what happens when a non-fan puts up the display. His face/head was very good and I would of given it high regards if he weren't missing his front tooth. If you are in Vegas, it's worth stopping by and taking a look.

 

 

This picture came to me from a friend back east. Back in the early 80's his parents took him on a family vacation to Universal Studios in California where he stumbled on their Planet of the Apes display featuring Dr. Zaius. Although the face/head looks nothing like Dr. Z, it's still very nice. The cool thing about this picture is that the orangutan is actually wearing the Dr. Zaius riding outfit From Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Very cool!

 

 

In the Planet Hollywood Florida. The Icarus spaceship hangs high in the rafters so bring a telephoto lens if you want a good shot of it..

 

 

This is by far the best display I have ever seen! I ran into this display at the 2003 San Diego Comic Con. This is the original Dr. Zaius costume from Planet of the Apes. It was on display courtesy of Profiles in History Auctions with a bunch of other very cool SciFi goodies. This display sold shortly after Comic Con for 46K!!! WOW!!! The display itself was created by the geniuses at Apemania.com. I myself have had the privilege of meeting them in person and can say that not only are they the most talented bunch of guys I've ever met, they're also the nicest! If you get the chance, stop by their site and check out their reproductions. They are as close to the real thing as you could ever want.

 

 

This photo was shot by a friend of mine on vacation in Florida. The Urko was shot at the end of the MGM studio tour. Again, for some reason this display is missing his front tooth. The chimp display photo was taken in one of the MGM studio stores. The costume is original. The bad thing about this display is that it had a plaque reading Zira from the Planet of the Apes. Again, that's what happens when a non- fan puts the display together.

 
 

If you live on the east coast, specifically in the New York, Long Island area, this is a definite stop. Every Halloween this display along with tons of other very cool SciFi setups can be found at Billy's Basement ( for directions go to billysbasement.com ) Billy is one of those cool collectors that once a year sets up a display for all to enjoy.

 

This photo was sent to me by a good friend of mine and fellow apes collector. He's one of the many collectors out there that helped me get the costumes together to be photographed for this site. The costumes on these displays are all original and feature heads created by the artisans at Apemania.com. I highly recommend them to any one wanting to finish off an apes display.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

All Planet of the Apes images are property of 20th Century Fox and APJAC Productions.  No rights are granted or implied. This website is a fan site only. Not for profit, but because of a passion that sparked when I was a kid and still lives today!