Celebrating July 4th with a Prop
On July 4th, it’s not the barbecues and events that fill my mind. I’m thinking more of our Lady Liberty or at least the cool replica they made for the original Planet of the Apes.
Stop! Spoiler Alert for the Original Planet of the Apes
I’ll never forget when I went to the drive-in to see the movie and being stunned by the revelation that they were already on Earth. When Charlton Heston screamed in agony at the realization, we were squirming along with him. That Lady Liberty scene prop made the movie. (See below clip)
After thinking about how they must have achieved the prop and what materials they used, I ran across an old blog post at the Original Prop Blog. It showed the renovation of Lady Liberty’s head and what was used originally.