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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

Monday Bullets: Fire & Melons

  • Dave Byers calls out a fire department official for reckless driving. LAFD’s Brian Humphrey responds, and informs Dave that the make of the vehicle in question isn’t even in the LAFD fleet. Then random commenter dude questions LAFD for “wasting his time blogging.”
  • Just when you thought you’ve gone on every possible tour of L.A., Travelhouseuk’s Travel Blog tells us about the Toxic Tour. No lip-syncing pop stars – just an eco-unfriendly tour of the biggest environmental blemishes throughout our fair city.
  • JustJENN heads to the CAA building in Century City in search of melons. Ripe, juicy, hot-damn-those-are-huge melons. Talent Agency + Farmer’s Market = Fruit

Photo from DaveByers.net