Updated: November 26, 2006
PLANET OF THE APES ORIGINAL ORANGUTANG MINISTER COSTUME
Paul Lambert orangutan minister costume from Planet of
the Apes, mounted on a custom display mannequin. (TCF,
1968) Complete orangutan costume consisting of an
original jacket, pants and brown shirt with Western
Costume labels sewn in, worn by Paul Lambert as the
minister presiding over the ape funeral during the
Charlton Heston escape sequence.
The costume is mounted on a flexible mannequin, and
the head is cast in silicone from the original molds
of the actor's facial appliances, completed with
prosthetics-grade glass eyes and hand-punched human
A fantastic, museum-quality display of an original
Planet of the Apes costume.
Value: $12,000 - $15,000.
(*) Photos & info courtsey of Profiles in History!