Cloxboy’s Hope For a Better tomorrow t-shirt is available on Dutch Southern. The shirt features three retro future heros, Mel Gibson from The Road Warrior, Charlton Heston from Planet of the Apes, and Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken from Escape From New York. Thanks to the mac addict from the Alamo Drafthouse, whose name I can’t remember, for the tip.
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Academy Award-winning actor Charlton Heston died Saturday at his Beverly Hills home at age 83 with his wife Lydia at his side. The cause of death has not been released, although the actor had been diagnosed with symptoms similar to those of Alzheimer’s disease. Heston’s filmography included: Ben-Hur, El Cid, The Omega Man, The Big Country, Touch of Evil, The Ten Commandments, Soylent Green, Earthquake, The Greatest Show on Earth, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Planet of the Apes, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Treasure Island, The Colbys, and Dynasty. He will be missed.
If you find yourself in Paris between now and January 26th, the prescient boutique Colette is hosting an exhibition entitled “Planet of the Apes” showcasing the photography by Dennis Stock. In 1967, Stock was on location for the filming of the classic sci-fi flick starring Charlton Heston; his resulting photos cheekily contrast cast members in full costume with the sunny, mundane streets of Los Angeles forty years ago, with others capturing a few dry-humored moments before takes. Something about Hollywood during that time lends the photos a certain free spiritedness and playful wickedness that would have been absent circa Tim Burton’s remake in 2001.
In celebration of the movie’s 40th anniversary and the 60th for the Magnum Photo cooperative, Colette has put together chic portfolios containing silver photo prints from “Planet of the Apes.” Of course, only 12 were made. Such is life.