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The Best Hollywood Hoaxes for April Fool's Day
David Moats , March 31st, 2009 11:08

In honour of April Fool's Day, The Quietus collects the best Hollywood Hoaxes: from Joaquin's beard to Marilyn's letters; from the Hollywood makeup artists who made Bigfoot to Kubrick's moon landing; from electric shocks in the cinema to faux documentaries with Herzog; it's all here.


Planet of the Apes Bigfoot film?

One of the most famous pieces of evidence that Bigfoot walks among us was the 1967 film by Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin. Rumour has it that the costume we see was actually made by John Chambers, who just happened to be busy making very similar bits of garb for a little film called Planet of the Apes that same year. A man by the name of Heironimus (and what a name!) later claimed that he was hired to don the suit. Despite years of debate, Harry from Harry and the Hendersons has a more convincing gait that this missing-link's swagger.