Planet of the Apes Behind the Scenes Photos and Trivia | Entertainment Blog
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Roddy McDowall, an experienced actor, recommended to his companions in makeup that
they should frequently add tics, blinks and assorted facial gestures to add a sense of realism
and keep the makeup from appearing “mask-like”. McDowall reportedly became a merry
prankster with the makeup, driving home with his make-up on, and shocking some of the other
drivers on the freeway.
McDowall also appeared on an episode of The Carol Burnett Show wearing his Planet of the
Apes make-up. The look of fright on Carol Burnett’s face was reputed to be genuine.During breaks in filming, actors made up as different ape species tended to hang out
together, gorillas with gorillas, orangutans with orangutans, chimps with chimps. It wasn’t
required, it just naturally happened.
All the Ape actors and extras were required to wear their masks even during breaks and in
between shots because it took so much time to make them up. Because of this, meals were
liquefied and drunk through straws.
All the Ape actors and extras were required to wear their masks even during breaks and in
between shots because it took so much time to make them up. Because of this, meals were
liquefied and drunk through straws.
Shortly after the astronauts have crash landed Taylor is asked where he thinks they are, having
no idea he sarcastically responds, “We’re some 320 light years from Earth on an unnamed
planet in orbit around a star in the constellation of Orion.” In the original novel the story takes
place on a planet in orbit around the star Betelgeuse, which is in the constellation of Orion.