Updated: April 23, 2006
PLANET OF THE APES REPLICA MANNEQUIN HEAD
Custom Made Orangutan Display Head made up to represent
Zaius (MAURICE Evans) Chief Defender of the Faith from
the Original 1968 Planet of the Apes Film. Includes the
Wood Display Stand and very cool Bronze Display Plaque
pictured. This head was made directly off the original
John Chambers Woodrow Parfrey (Maximus) Orangutan
Prosthetics Mold (NFS). I acquired this mold
(pictured above) from the estate of the makeup artist
who bought John Chambers house and garage/workshop.
The head is made from the newest craze in Museum Quality
Displays - Acrylic Resin. This is more dust resistant
and immune to the breakdown from ultraviolet light than
the formerly accepted methods of Silicone or Latex. The
hair and facial hair are made from all human hair.
The eyes are porcelain professionally made by an Ocularist.
The head is solidly filled with foam except for a mounting
hole that fits ½" PVC to display on the included display
stand or easily attach to a professional mannequin to display
original wardrobe. Please view all the photos to get a better
Idea of what a complicated process making a museum quality
display head is.
The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle has
Original Zaius Wardrobe on a Mannequin Display made by this
same studio (pictured on their website) that Paul Allen paid
over $40,000 dollars to obtain for their museum.
That display head is the old silicone version and not off
original molds, so the makeup artist himself said this one is
better, and will last longer. If you have Original Orangutan
Wardrobe it deserves to be displayed in style.