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WARTIME FILES v.1
The Marriage Front 1935-1941
News clippings from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Originator of Tarzan Tales In Tomorrow
April 10, 1935
Author Here: Harbor Diver Turns Tarzan
April 11, 1935
Tarzan and His Mate ~ Photo and Caption
August 24, 1938
Creator Regrets but Tarzan's Got A Wife
August 24, 1938
Honolulu Advertiser ~ April 25, 1940
Honolulu Advertiser ~ April 30, 1040
Tarzan's Creator Writing 20,000 Words Weekly Here
September 18, 1940
Creator of Tarzan is Sued for Divorce
July 23, 1941
Burroughs Says Divorce Action Is News To Him
July 24, 1941
Edgar Rice Burroughs On Lurline For Vacation At Waikiki Beach
Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of the famous fictional character of Tarzan and one of the most popular authors of the day, will arrive in Honolulu Thursday aboard the Lurline with Mrs. Burroughs, on a honeymoon visit.
Edgar Rice Burroughs is Greeted With Hawaiian Type of Own Character.
Honolulu Star-Bulletin ~ April 11, 1935
Tarzan, whose fictional adventures throughout the world and others has thrilled millions, was born in Chicago on the back of a letterhead and now has grown so much that he has a Hawaiian protege.
"Port and Off Port"
April 25, 1940
(April 24th Arrival)
Mrs. Edgar Rice Burroughs, wife of the prolific creator of Tarzan, is here again, with son Lee and daughter Caryl Lee and said that Mr. Burroughs is planning to follow them soon, probably on the Monterey next week. They're staying for the summer, taking a house at Kailua, and Mr. Burroughs will knock off another thriller while basking in the Hawaiian sun. The Burroughs live in Tarzana, Cal., which should be proof of the author's fame when he has a postoffice to his name. Such is success, after a hectic career as cavalry man, salesman, goldminer, storekeeper, cowpuncher, policeman, infantry major and finally book-writer.
Last week Mrs. Edgar Rice Burroughs and two children arrived in Honolulu for the summer, and Mr. Burroughs arrived yesterday, stating that while here he'll continue writing.
"Another book?" he was asked.
"Another!" he retorted, "I'll write a series of books in Hawaii -- though not about Hawaii."
The creator of Tarzan comes from Tarzana, Cal., his extensive estate, and the family has taken a house at Kalama.
Mr. Burroughs will make a special broadcast over KGU tonight at 6:30 o'clock introducing a new series of transcribed Tarzan dramatizations, the first of which will be heard over KGU tomorrow evening.
"Tarzan is on the radio now," he said. Asked if his Mars stories had been dramatized for radio, he said they would be soon, adding that they would be guaranteed not to scare the listening public into believing Mars was attacking the Earth, as Orson Welles once unintentionally convinced thousands of listeners.
Mr. Burroughs was last here two years ago. He said yesterday his 52 books (not counting scenarios, comic strips, short stories, etc.) have sold 25,000,000 copies and have been translated into 57 languages in the last 20 years.
"Port and Off Port"
April 30, 1940
(April 29th Arrival)
20,000 Words Weekly Here
Honolulu Star-Bulletin ~ Sept. 18, 1940
By Betty MacDonald
Twenty thousand words a week!
That's the job Edgar Rice Burroughs, veteran serial writer and creator of Tarzan has been assigned by his publishers until he leaves Hawaii.
Exploding the theory that Hawaii's climate undermines ambition. Mr. Burroughs has already finished three of these 20,000 word novelettes during this month and started his fourth on September 16.
Unable to write at his home where the constant dialogue and jabber on the radio distracts his mind, Mr. Burroughs has taken an office on Kapiolani Blvd. complete with the racket of electric drills, passing traffic and a gang of workmen mending the street directly outside his window.
"That sort of thing doesn't bother me a bit," smiled the amiable author.
His writing schedule is simple.
To work at 9 a.m. in slacks and beach slippers.
Answer correspondence until 11, work on stories until 4.
Following the two finger method, he types out 330 words in 20 minutes.
Sometimes he things of his story at night, when he is in bed. Often he sits down to the typewriter with nary a plot on his mind.
He just starts writing, and the story unfolds.
Tarzan he has come to think of almost as a person. His fantastic people from Mars, Venus and the Inner World, are purely imaginative creations.
Mr. Burroughs uses his own books for references, checking back on past situations and places. His notebooks are full of characters' names and strange animals.
"I can't use Hawaii as a setting for my books chiefly because I need a menace in my plots and I have never found one in these sunny islands," Mr. Burroughs said. "I may write a different type story later, about them."
Quake Was Thrill
Mr. Burroughs has taken a house at 2623 Halelena St., with Mrs. Burroughs and their children, Lee and Caryl Lee.
Their home is in Tarzana, Cal., named after the famous Burroughs character.
Mr. Burroughs has been writing for 25 years.
Honolulu Star-Bulletin ~ July 23, 1941
Hirsfeld said Mr. Burroughs at present is in Honolulu working on motion picture scripts and stories.
Miss Gilbert retired from the screen when she married Mr. Burroughs, creator of Tarzan
Mr. Burroughs could not be reached for a statement today.
"It was news to me," the author told reporters at his studio, where he is writing another Tarzan series.
Mrs. Burroughs announced her divorce plans through her attorney, Ellis Hirsfield, in Hollywood.
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