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Original Motion Picture
The costumes displayed on these two
mannequins are the actual costumes used in the first Planet of the Apes
The jacket for Dr.
Zaius is one of the two Maurice Evans jackets known to still
It was only used in the first two
ape films, before finding its way into a private collection back in 1973,
where it remained until
making its way to us in 1999. So hopefully
somewhere out there is one left that John Houston wore in BATTLE
and Booth Colman wore for the TV series.
So keep your eyes open, folks! You never know where it may turn up!
And speaking of Booth Colman, the hands on
the Zaius mannequin are actually Mr. Colman's.
We invited him out to the studio for a day
back in June of 2000 for a lifecasting session and an interview.
He's a delightful man
and has many wonderful stories to tell,
especially about his friendships with Maurice Evans and Boris Karloff.
costume is the very one that actor James Daly (Tyne and Tim's dad) wore
for his role as the tribunal's prosecuting attorney.
Unlike Maurice's Zaius coat which still
has the original "glyphs" attached, Honorius' glyphs are missing, so we
have replicated them for this in-progress restoration display. Most
of the original POTA costumes had their "glyphs" removed during production
of the final film, "BATTLE for the Planet of the Apes". Collectors
who have original costumes with 'glyphs" still attached should consider
themselves very fortunate because pieces in that condition are extremely