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What's New? Updated 13-NOV-2018 13:03

2018-11-13

Artist Jay Rogers has contributed two more of his acrylic paintings recreating the Marvel comics covers, along with some original work. You can see his paintings here.

Be sure to check out the links to Jay's other work, too!


2018-10-31

Happy Halloween!

A dedicated Apes fan recently spent more time than I would have trawling through magazines uploaded to Archive.org to find classic Apes content. Thanks to her efforts, 45 new articles and book excerpts have been added to the Magazines page!

I still have another dozen or so to add soon.


2018-10-10

Thanks to Greg Champy, scans of the Mexican TV trading cards put out by Lyausa are now available. The cards are identical to the U.S. TV show trading cards, except that they're in Spanish. You can view the scans here.


2018-09-18

Yesterday was Roddy McDowall's 90th birthday. To celebrate, I uploaded some video footage of Roddy that he did for the Sci-Fi Channel, back in the '90s, when it was still called Sci-Fi Channel.

The first video is over an hour of raw footage recorded of Roddy as host of "Apes Week". The second video is the footage that actually aired, and the third video is footage from when the TV series was aired.

Enjoy, and thanks to the people who sent me that footage many moons ago!


2018-09-14

Here's something you don't see everyday! Here's a 1968 Japanese Manga magazine promoting the original Planet of the Apes film! I know nothing else about this, so if you have more knowledge, please let me know!

Thanks to Lori for the scans! It's been added to the Magazines page.

Way back in May 1964, Saga: Magazine for Men ran an abridged version of Pierre Boulle's original novel that inspired Planet of the Apes. Thanks to Lori, scans of the abridgement are now available for your reading pleasure!

It's been added to the Magazines page.

Thanks to JamesA1102, his PDF version of Marvel's adaptation of Battle for the Planet of the Apes is now available.

Just click here to download: Movie Comics

Thanks, James!

Thanks to Lori, scans of Toys from the Attic, Catalog #3, September 1995, have been added to the new Catalogs page. Toys from the Attic is a price-guide/checklist of Apes memorabilia.
Thanks to Lori, scans of the July 1998 AMC Cable TCA Press Tour transcript have been added to the AMC 30th Anniversary page.
Thanks to Lori, scans of the Wonderland Records release of "Apes' Shuffle" have been added to the Soundtracks page.


2018-09-10

Artist Jay Rogers has contributed his acrylic paintings recreating the Marvel comics covers, along with some original work. You can see his paintings here.

Be sure to check out the links to Jay's other work, too!

Stéphane Coëdel sent in some custom covers he created for the Apes soundtracks that were inspired by the Polish Apes poster by Eryk Lipinski. You can see his covers here.

Be sure to check out the links to Stéphane's other work, too!

Rick Lafreniere sent in scans of the 1975 UK mass-market paperback edition of Monkey Planet. They've been added to the Books page. Thanks, Rick!


New from Pithikos Entertainment: John O'Callghan's Location! Location! Location! The Lifelong Search to Find the Filming Locations of Franklin J. Schaffner's Classic 1968 Film Planet of the Apes. The book is scheduled to ship the first week of October 2018.

The press release:

AFTER 50 YEARS, APES FANS STILL HAVE QUESTIONS!

Ever wonder what became of those giant Scarecrows? How about those oak trees Taylor saw at the top of that mesa? Do you want to know what was shot and not used? Want the dirt on shots planned but not filmed?

In LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! author John OCallaghan answers these questions by sharing his life-long journey to find the exact filming locations for Franklin J. Schaffner's classic 1968 film, PLANET OF THE APES—including the recent discovery that several key sites in the badlands of Utah haven't been touched by Man (or Ape) since the crew finished shooting in 1967.

Incredible discoveries and previously unknown research about the work of filmmaker Franklin J. Schaffner provide clarity and humor to the history before, during and after the three-month shoot of Planet of the Apes.

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! features a wealth of more than 150 color photos. A must-have volume for every fan of PLANET OF THE APES or the history of film production. 206 Pages, 6x9 Trade Paperback, ISBN 978-1-64440-548-2

RESERVE YOUR COPY TODAY!

For any Questions about this release please e-mail ApesLocationBook@pithikosentertainment.com

***PLEASE NOTE: This book will ONLY be available as a Trade Paperback Book SOLD EXCLUSIVELY through the Pithikos Entertainment website.


2018-08-27

Thanks to Harry Barnes, a German Illustrierte Film Bühne for Planet has been added to the International Pressbooks page.
Thanks to Harry Barnes, three vintage ads for the films from UK newspapers have been added to the new UK Ads page.
Again thanks to Harry Barnes, images of a Japanese 45 RPM single for the soundtrack to Beneath has been added to the new Soundtracks page.


2018-08-17

Thanks to JamesA1102, his PDF version of Marvel's adaptation of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes is now available.

Just click here to download: Movie Comics

Look for Battle next month!


2018-08-09

Thanks to Harry Barnes, scans of all five pressbooks for the German re-releases of the Apes films have been added to the International Pressbooks page!

The German re-release pressbooks


2018-08-08

Thanks to Harry Barnes, scans of all five UK pressbooks for the Apes films have been added to the International Pressbooks page!


2018-08-07

Thanks to Harry Barnes, scans of eight Argentine lobby cards for Beneath the Planet of the Apes have been added to the Lobby Cards section. These cards have the censors' stamps on them!

Argentine lobby cards for Beneath


2018-08-05

Thanks to Lori, scans of pressbooks for several events have been added to the Pressbooks page:

  • The AMC-TV 30th Anniversary showings of the films
  • The AMC-TV 30th Anniversary screening of the first film
  • The press folder for Behind the Planet of the Apes
  • The press folder for A Weekend with Roddy McDowall, a 1992 event

The documents are available in both PDF and CBZ formats. Enjoy!

Thanks, Lori!

Thanks to Terry Hoknes and Lori, scans of all seven issues of Ape Crazy are now available for your reading pleasure!

Ape Crazy was a Planet of the Apes fanzine published in the early 1990s by Mark and Tim Waszylysn.

Click here to download the issues. The issues are available in both PDF and CBZ formats.

Thanks to Lori for bring the fanzine to my attention, and thanks to Terry for supplying the PDFs!


2018-07-16

Thanks to Lori, scans of the Planet of the Apes Picture Activity Album have been added to the Coloring Books page! There's still one coloring book not on the page, but its contents are identical to the pages of the other books. Still, I hope to add a compilation of that one soon.

Just click here to download: Coloring Books

Thanks, Lori!


2018-07-13

Thanks to JamesA1102, his PDF version of Marvel's adaptation of Escape from the Planet of the Apes is now available.

Just click here to download: Movie Comics

James will be releasing PDFs of Marvel's comic versions of all five original films, one a month for the next few months.


2018-07-12

Thanks to Lori, scans of thirteen Apes-related magazine articles have been added to the Magazines page!

The following scans have been added:

  • Epi-log #28, March 1993
  • Epi-log Journal #9, August 1993
  • Flip, January 1975
  • Nighttime TV, March 1975
  • People, September 7, 1998
  • People, October 19, 1998
  • Starlog #105, April 1986
  • Starlog #165, April 1991
  • Starlog Scrapbook Vol. 1
  • Teens Now, April 1975
  • The Monster Times #11, June 1972
  • The Monster Times #37, December 1974
  • TV Zone #42, May 1993

Of particular note is Epi-log Journal #9, which is a 42-page article about the Apes movies, TV series, and cartoon!

Also, Starlog #105 contains the first appearance of Joe Russo's and Larry Landsman's project that became the book Planet of the Apes Revisited.


2018-07-08

Thanks to Harry Barnes, we have several new additions today!


2018-06-23

Thanks to Lori, over 100 photos and videos of the USC 50 Years of Planet of the Apes Exhibit, which was held from January through May 2018, are now available for your viewing pleasure!

USC's 50 Years of Planet of the Apes Exhibit

Thank you, Lori, for taking all of the photos and submitting them! And thank you for your patience, as I've had these a while....


2018-06-15

Thanks to JamesA1102, his PDF version of Marvel's adaptation of Beneath the Planet of the Apes is now available.

Just click here to download: Movie Comics

James will be releasing PDFs of Marvel's comic versions of all five original films, one a month for the next few months.


2018-06-07

Thanks to Joe Lay, more photos of his beautiful dioramas featuring the NECA Apes figures have been added to the site here. Check them out! The new images are in Volume 4.

Joe Lay's Apes Dioramas: Volume 1
Joe Lay's Apes Dioramas: Volume 2
Joe Lay's Apes Dioramas: Volume 3
Joe Lay's Apes Dioramas: Volume 4


2018-06-04

Thanks to Lori, the first of many updates to the archive has been posted. Scans of Apes articles from the January 1975 and March 1975 issues of 16 Magazine have been added to the Magazines page.

Lots more from Lori will be added in the coming weeks!


2018-05-11

Thanks to JamesA1102, who initially posted this to the pota Yahoo! group, but has also given permission for me to post it here:

It has been a while since we've done this, but to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our favorite movie we are proud to offer group members a downloadable PDF version of Marvel's comic adaptation.

Just click here to download: Movie Comics

And we will be releasing PDFs of Marvel's comic versions of all five original films, one a month for the next few months.

This release is dedicated to the memory of Rory "Haristas" Monteith.


2018-05-09

Thanks to Terry Hoknes and his contributors, new issues of the fanzine Ape Chronicles are now available! The previously-missing issue numbers 3, 36, 37, 38, and 39 have been added, and new issues 47, 48, 49, and 50 have also been added!

You can find all fifty issues in PDF format on the Ape Chronicles page.

A few months ago, I created a Facebook page for announcements regarding this site. If you're on Facebook, you can find the page here.

Thanks to Greg Champy for the groovy profile and cover images on the page!


2018-05-06 — RIP, Rory Monteith

John O'Callagan, author of the book Simians & Serialism, emailed me yesterday to tell me about the tragic, unexpected death of Rory Monteith on March 30, 2018. Rory was a major presence in the Yahoo! pota and potadg groups for the past twenty years or so. He posted under the name "Haristas."

John wrote:

I was lucky enough to spend time with him last May when he accompanied me on the journey of a lifetime, when we located and visited several Planet of the Apes locations in Utah untouched by man (or ape) since the crew left in May 1967.

Rory was very generous, extremely bright, possessed a razor-sharp wit and was devoted to Planet of the Apes from the time he was 8 years old. I'll miss him.


Rory in front of the "Rock Pool" at Malibu Creek State Park (aka Fox Ranch) on May 26, 2017. Photo by John O'Callaghan.
(Click on the image to view a high-res version.)

John is currently writing his new book, Location! Location! Location!, which recounts in vivid detail and photos his and Rory's trip to Utah and Arizona last year on the 50th anniversary of the start of shooting on Planet of the Apes.

RIP, Rory.


2018-04-17

David Naughton was a guest at Spooky Empire 2018, and Bong Velasquez recorded video of David discussing his role as Dr. Stole in the Apes TV series episode "The Surgeon." Click on the image or click here to watch and/or download the video!

Also added, courtesy of Greg Champy: an autograph card for Pat Cardi, who played a chimp student in Battle. You can find it and many others on the Apes Autographs page.


2018-04-12

It's hard to believe it has been 11 years since the 2007 Memorabilia convention in the UK. I've long offered videos from the event in the Archive, but I've now added higher-quality versions of the videos that are embedded on the page (and can be downloaded), as well as added a 20-minute video slideshow of photos from the event.

The videos available are:

  • Darren Stockford's overview of the event, with clips of Linda Harrison, Buck Kartalian, and various Apes fans, including John Roche and Dave Ballard.
  • Rob Reading's recording of Les Hemworth's interview of Linda Harrison and Buck Kartalian
  • The Memorabilia 2007 Photo Slideshow

All can be found on the Memorabilia 2007 page.


2018-04-11

Thanks to Harry Barnes, here's a unique promotional item: an LP provided to radio stations to promote Escape from the Planet of the Apes. The LP features "open-end" interviews with Kim Hunter and Roddy McDowall, allowing local DJs to "interview". Side 2 of the LP features a 14-minute featurette hosted by Dick Strout, in which he talks with Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Sal Mineo, and director Don Taylor.

You can listen to and download MP3s of the LP from the Escape Radio LP page.


2018-04-10

Thanks to Harry Barnes, an Argentinian flyer for Battle has been added to the International Pressbooks page. Harry notes that the background image has been modified to make it appear the battle is taking place in Buenos Aires!


2018-04-08

Thanks to Harry Barnes, another Apes TV show article from the November 2, 1974, issue of Look-in magazine has been added to the Apes Magazines page.
Thanks to Harry Barnes, several more international pressbooks and related publications have been added to the International Pressbooks page:

  • French Escape Pressbook
  • Spanish "At Your Service" Pamphlet for Planet
  • French Les Fiches de Monsieur Cinema pages for the first four films
  • Belgian Planet Pressbook
  • Belgian Film Exhibitors Magazines
  • Brazilian Pressbooks for all five films


2018-04-07

Greg Champy sent in new autograph cards he designed for:

  • Claude Akins
  • Jim Stader
  • Wright King
  • Sondra Locke
  • Jim Storm

You can find them and lots more on the Ape-ographs page.

Harry Barnes has submitted 59 high-resolution scans of slides from four of the Apes films. Check them out on the Slides page.

The page is also linked at the bottom of the Lobby Cards & Stills page.


2018-03-23

Thanks to Dave Ballard, John Roche, Dean Preston, and the rest of their crew, issue 20 of Simian Scrolls is now available for you to download and enjoy! Printed copies will be available for a nominal fee in a few weeks, for those who want one. Watch the pota and potadg Yahoo! groups for announcements.

View and Download issues of Simian Scrolls

I've also fixed the "View" links on the page.

Thanks to Joe Lay, lots more photos of his beautiful dioramas featuring the NECA Apes figures have been added to the site here. Check them out! The new images are in Volume 3.

Joe Lay's Apes Dioramas: Volume 1
Joe Lay's Apes Dioramas: Volume 2
Joe Lay's Apes Dioramas: Volume 3


2018-03-16

Return to Hunter's Planet of the Apes Archive

We're back!!!

On the evening of Tuesday, March 13, 2018, the server hosting the archive suffered a fatal disk crash, wiping out everything. It took a few days, but everything has been restored!

And to celebrate the return, I've also added CBZ versions of most of the articles found on the Magazines page!

If you're not familiar with CBZ files, they're really just Zip files containing JPG files. The special .cbz extension is recognized and read by various CBZ/CBR display programs. One such free program for Windows is CBR Reader.


2018-03-01

Thanks to Martin Harris, scans of two special Apes booklets published by the Australian newspaper Sunday Observer in 1975 have been added to the Magazines page. The booklets can be downloaded in both CBZ and PDF formats.

Martin also provided a scan of the wrapper for the Australian TV Series cards. You can see it on the TV Series Cards page.

And he also provided scans of the Mego Apes page from the Japanese Bullmark catalog number six. You can find those at the bottom of the Merchandise Ads page.

I also added a scan of an ad from the UK for Apes belt buckles. You can find it at the bottom of the first section of the Merchandise Ads page.


2018-02-11

Thanks to Steve Elliott, some Apes mock advertising posters are now available for your viewing and downloading pleasure! Click the image or click here to see them.


2018-01-21

Thanks to Harry Barnes, high-resolution scans of the lobby cards for the re-releases of Escape, Conquest, and Battle have been added to the Lobby Cards page.

Look for more contributions from Harry soon!


2018-01-10

Thanks to Harry Barnes, a high-resolution image of the last remaining French lobby card has been added to the Conquest French Lobby Cards page. Also added: a scan of the envelope containing the lobby cards.

Look for more contributions from Harry soon!

Also thanks to Harry Barnes, high-resolution scans of Romanian lobby cards for Conquest have been added to the Lobby Cards page.

Look for more contributions from Harry soon!


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Note: The files and images on this site are made available as a reference for fans. Most of these items have not been commercially available for 40 years or more, if they were ever commercially available, and no profit is derived from this site. It is a fan-run site for entertainment purposes only. Planet of the Apes is owned and copyrighted by 20th Century Fox.

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