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

6 thoughts on “Archiving Angeles (AA): Beautiful Apes”

  1. Pop quiz: which of these memorable Charlton Heston quotes does not come from the original “Planet of the Apes” movie?

    Taylor: “Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!”

    Taylor: “Doctor, I’d like to kiss you goodbye.”
    Zira: “All right, but you’re so damned ugly.”

    Taylor (waving musket): “I have only five words for you: from my cold dead hands!”

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