Are you a fan of the "Planet of the Apes" movies? The latest film, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," opens in theaters Friday, August 5.
When the first series of "Apes" movies were released in the 1970's, we couldn't wait to see every one of them at the theaters. I even read the book by Pierre Boulle. The original "Planet of the Apes" movie came out in 1968, starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter.
The prosthetic makeup techniques, created by John Chambers, were groundbreaking at the time. He won an honorary Academy Award for his outstanding make-up achievements.