Roddy McDowall, who starred in the 1968 film Planet Of The Apes, was a camera buff and shot a lot of 8mm movie footage during the filming of this groundbreaking movie. McDowell filmed from the makeup chair as his ape makeup was applied, and captured actors in ape makeup waiting to film the next scene. This is a fascinating behind the scenes look at the making of a classic film.
In this fun video, Roddy McDowall surprised Carol Burnett by appearing in full ape makeup, creating an amusing exchange. It’s obvious McDowall had a great deal of fun with his involvement in The Planet Of The Apes; he would appear in all of the original movies.