Escape from the Planet of the Apes, 1971

Director

Don Taylor

Cast

visit the film locations

Los Angeles: Flights: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard in Exposition Park, across from the University of Southern California (USC) between Vermont and Figueroa, (tel: 213.763.3466)

Regent Beverly Wilshire, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard (tel: 310. 275.5200) at the foot of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Trivia

See where it all started in The Planet of the Apes.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County masquerades as the interior of New York’s ‘Columbia University’ in Spider-Man.

Escape From the Planet of the Apes location: Beverly Wilshire, Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

Escape From The Planet of the Apes: Cornelius and Zira are put up in luxury: Beverly Wilshire, Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

In a reversal of the premise of the first film, three of the futuristic apes travel back to the 20th century in this second sequel to the original The Planet of the Apes.

Arriving, conveniently, in Los Angeles, Zira (Kim Hunter) and Cornelius (Roddy McDowall) are treated like celebs and find themselves ensconced in the Regent Beverly Wilshire, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, at the foot of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. So, of course, they get kitted out in style. And, of course, this is where Julia Roberts stayed in Pretty Woman.

Escape From the Planet of the Apes location: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Exposition Park, downtown Los Angeles

Escape From The Planet of the Apes: Zira realises she’s pregnant: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Exposition Park, downtown Los Angeles

Zira realises she’s pregnant when she faints while visiting the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, in the Exposition Park district, south of downtown Los Angeles.

The harbour is, naturally enough, San Pedro Harbor, south Los Angeles.




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