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Archiving Angeles (AA): Beautiful Apes

Gary Owens was an on-air personality at KMPC who was known for making things up. Mainly, words. This, however, was real.

Gary was hosting the most Beautiful Ape Contest for the release of Battle for the Planet of the Apes. Dominique Green, contestant No. 2, was the big winner that day in Century City.

The year was 1972.

Photo from UCLA Library Digital Collections