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Ape Milo (Sal Mineo) Original Spacesuit

This is the original Milo the ape (Sal Mineo) spacesuit from the movie Escape From the Planet of the Apes (1971).

Vintage original (5) piece white vinyl ape spacesuit, including (1) futuristic jacket with quilted shoulders and elbow joints, black leather side lace up cinchers (also on sleeves), with zipper front closure and aluminum wrist rings, (1) matching pair of quilted pants with accordion pleat at knees, buckle cuffs, and a zipper that joins the hem of the jacket to the waist of the pants, (1) pair matching oversized shoes with double metal buckle belt straps and zipper fronts, (1) white vinyl webbed belt with seatbelt buckle front closure, and (1) cast fiberglass space helmet and vacuum formed tinted plastic detachable magnetic visor. Interior of helmet retains Western Costume label barcode. Gray rubber gloves added for display.

This costume was also used in the original Star Wars (1977)  for the Duros character alien seen in the Cantina sequence.

These spacesuits weren't made for the film, they are actually suits originally made for the 1966 Jerry Lewis film, Way... Way Out, directed by Gordon Douglas. These spacesuits are therefore the creation of Costme Designer Moss Mabry (Mutiny on the Bounty, Rebel Without a Cause), they were just painted white since their original color was silver.

Here, it is showcase on a life size display figure of the "Milo" ape character measuring 70 x 28 x 14 in. Featuring a realistic cast.

 

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Inventory number : 1204