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Planet of the Apes Timeline
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- Paul Dehn receives a telegram from 20th Century Fox saying "Apes exist, sequel required". Dehn writes a screnplay under the working title The Secret of the Planet of the Apes.
- July: The soundtrack to Beneath the Planet of the Apes is released on vinyl record by the Amos label.
- October 21: Dehn submits his first draft screenplay.
- A novelization of Beneath the Planet of the Apes written by Michael Avallone is published by Bantam Books.
- December: Gold Key Comics publishes Alberto Giolitti's Movie Comics: Beneath the Planet of the Apes - the first 'Planet of the Apes' comic.
- December: Darryl Zanuck forces his son Richard D. Zanuck to resign from the company at a 20th Century Fox board of directors meeting.
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