Updated: September 19, 2014
PLANET OF THE APES CONTACT PROOF SHEETS
Contact sheets (for those who do not know) are created
when a film photographer takes the developed negatives
he has shot and lays them on a piece of photographic
paper. He then exposes them and creates a positive of
whatever number of negatives he has put on the
sheet--each print the size of the original film frame
(usually 35mm). This is cheaper then printing each up
and allows the studio publicity people to pick which
they want and make sure the worst ones never see the
light of day.
Normally no more then 1-4 sets of contacts are made and
the images actually used are often marked in red grease
pencil or ink.
This is an original, production company used contact sheet
from the the PLANET OF THE APES TV series and shows a
variety of black and white of (what I believe to be) family
members visiting the set and seeing the Apes in costume
Original contact sheets are quite rare--I have seen very
few from Planet of the Apes.
Value: $20. (Each)