Who Was John Chambers?
John Chambers was mentioned here with the previous posting for Monster Patrol in regards to the infamous Roger Patterson Bigfoot film. As far as the make-up and monster makers in Hollywood were concerned, Chambers was the man who made the suit.
Chambers was also the man who created the ears for Mr. Spock and created the make up for the Planet of the Apes film series. Of course, he was on set managing and teaching over 70 artists to create apes quickly.
Chambers also did work for The Outer Limits, The Munsters, Lost In Space and other programs and films.
John Chambers also had a secret life that not even his compadres in Hollywood didn't know about. In the 70s, Chambers brought his skills to the CIA. One of his unique creations was a make-up kit which an African-American agent could use to look like a caucasian. One of these kits was sold recently through a Hollywood auction of props, though this was the real deal and actually used.
Chambers was also a key player in the "Argo" project, a sham movie project that was used to get 6 American embassy persons out of Iran. For this and his other work, Chambers received the CIA's Intelligence Medal of Merit.