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Issue 0219
Presents

 Lost Words
A Hypertexted Guide to ERB's Obscure Articles & Poetry
NOTE
As with all our websites, this site experiences ongoing revision and updating. 
Submissions and suggestions for revision are always welcome.
Bill Hillman: hillmans@westman.wave.ca
Many more "Lost Words" may be found at:
ERB and the Press
which documents newspaper articles by and/or about ERB
See the
ERB Bio Timeline
for quotes, anecdotes and journal entries.
See the
ERB Letters Collection
for 50 years of personal and business letters


Address Given by ERB to the 1894 Graduating Class at
Michigan Military Academy, Orchard Lake, Michigan
ERBzine 0031

My Wonderful Military Career
1897 ~ Autobiographical sketch compiled and illustrated by ERB.
Black Man's Burden

Pocatello Tribune ~ April 8, 1899
ERBzine 0003
Grandma Burroughs' Cook Book

1901 ~ Manuscript for his niece Evelyn
Grampa Kazink and His Flying Machine

One of many tales ERB made up for children but not written down
1905-1908
Only known similar manuscript is:
The Remarkable Adventures of Grampa Kazink, Arabella, and Sophronia
Date unknown

POETRY:
ERBzine 0003


Out There Somewhere~ (Influence on ERB) ~ by Henry Herbert Knibbs
ERBzine 0950
Along the Shore ~ (Influence on ERB) ~ by Henry Herbert Knibbs
ERBzine 0950

HER FAVORITE UNCLE WAS TARZAN'S "DAD"
Evelyn Burroughs McKenzie
Tarzan Wasn't Her Uncle's First Writing...
Indication of a genealogy manuscript written by ERB in 1900 and
Snake River Cotton-Tail Tales

What Are the Wild Waves Saying? An Evening Lullaby for the Children
 A poem by ERB finally published in MINIDOKA

"EARLY BURROUGHS"
Horses and Dogs
89 S.S.S.!
Chicago

Once There Was A Man
The Black Man's Burden ~ Pocatello Tribune 1898 or 1899
The Violet Veil: A Treely True Story ~ 1904-1907
Joan's Pick-Me-Up Song ~ 1908?
What are the Wild Waves Saying?

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE SERIES BY NORMAL BEAN
1. LOOK ON THIS PICTURE, THEN ON THAT
2. THE ROIL OF THE RED BLOOD
3. MUST FIGHT OR RUN OUT
4. O, YES; ITíS GETTING THICK
5. VIRULENT BUGGISHNESS
6. NAY, IT HATH NOT GONE
7.  THE CLIMATE AND THE VIEW
8. THE CONTRIBS OF YESTERYEAR

O, Yes; It's Getting Thick ~ Chicago Daily Tribune ~ September 16, 1911
Nay, It Hath Not Gone ~ Chicago Daily Tribune ~ February 3, 1914
The Climate and the View ~ Chicago Daily Tribune, March 30, 1914
To Posterity ~ foreword to "Memoirs of a War Bride - December 1914
The Contribs of Yesteryear ~ Chicago Daily Tribune, May 31, 1915
Beyond Thirty ~ All-Around Magazine - February 1916
For the Victory Loan ~ Unpublished poem ~ 1919
Little Ol' Buck Private ~ Unpublished ~ 1917-1919?
Sweetheart Eternal ~ romantic poem ~ December 29, 1920
Sweet Rose in God's Garden Above ~ romantic poem ~ December 29, 1920
The Ballad of Texas Pete ~ incorporated into The Bandit of Hell's Bend in 1924
The Passing O' My Pal, Bill  ~ The Bandit of Hell's Bend
Two Bandit of Hells Bend Poems
Hollywood ~ Unpublished ~ 1925
Ghenghis Khan ~ 10-page, rhyming couplets poem ~ 1930
Dear Old Eighty Two-Three ~ while in hospital ~ December 3, 1935
The $ Steamship Cow ~ about a transportation company ~ 1936?
It's Ants ~ Unpublished ~ 1937
Ballad of the B's (ERB referred to himself as "Big B" & Florence as "Lil' B" ~  1937
Heil Freddie ~ about friends in Hawaii ~ 1941/1942
A War-Job Striker to a Soldier ~ anti-union sentiments ~ 1942?


What Every Young Couple Should Know
A humorous article on infant care
1908

Little Lessons for Little Learners - 1:
Jonathan's Patience, or How Fortune Came Through Faith
A Sunday School story - date unknown

Selling Satisfaction: An Anecdote by Normal Bean
An article on business
1911

The Avenger
1912 ~ Forgotten Tales of Love and Murder Limited Guidry & Adkins Edition ~ 2001 
For the Fool's Mother

October 3-6, 1912 ~ Forgotten Tales of Love and Murder Limited Guidry & Adkins Edition ~ 2001 
From the Man Who Knows Mars

ERBzine 0259
Written February 26, 1913
All-Story ~ May 1913

Nay, It Hath Not Gone
Chicago Daily Tribune ~ February 3, 1914

Tarzan Burroughs Outlines His Plans for the Future
Letter in All-Story Cavalier ~ August 8, 1914

To Posterity
Introduction for Memoirs of a War Bride by Mary Evaline Burroughs
December 1914

Ben, King of Beasts (evolved into The Man-Eater)
Film Outline sold to Selig Polyscope
January 1915
Synopsis of a Bum Photoplay

Film synopsis
1915
The Zealots

Movie synopsis
August 31, 1915

Syndication
ERBzine 1696
Article written March 9, 1915
Authors' League Bulletin - April 1915

The Lion Hunter
Comedy film synopsis
August 1915

His Majesty, the Janitor
Film synopsis
August 16-17, 1915
The Prospector

Film synopsis (actually For the Fool's Mother revised)
August 23-24, 1915

Diary of an Automobile Camping Trip Undertaken in 1916 by the Burroughs Family
An unpublished travelogue illustrated with photos take along the way
June 14 - September 23, 1916

ERB and His Auto-Biography
with 99 Days Intro
ERBzine 0030
The Detroit Daily Journal ~ July 22, 1916

The Tribe of Tarzan Organized
Letter written December 20, 1916
ERBzine 0392
All-Story Weekly ~ January 20, 1917
Also featured in the ERB/Boy Scouts Connection: ERBzine 1795

Auto-Biography
ERBzine  0030
Promotional Booklet ~ 1916-1917

The Little Door
ERBzine 0034
A WWI propaganda piece
November 17-23, 1917

Came the War (WWI)
Unpublished? - 2,700 words

To the Mother
To the Home Girl
To the Woman on the Town
Patriotic, 400-word open letter articles submitted to newspapers.
Fall 1917

Wanted -- Good Citizens
A call for volunteers for the Illinois Reserve Militia, Oak Park, Illinois
Oak Leaves ~ 1918

What is the Matter with the US Army
WWI Article ~ 1918

Go to Pershing
WWI Article ~ 1918

Do Boys Make Good Soldiers
Article written August-September 1918
Oak Leaves ~ 1918

Who's Who in Oak Park
Oak Leaves - Oak Park, Illinois ~ 1918

How I Became An Author
ERBzine 1696
Chicago Examiner ~ April 4, 1918 ~ Autobiographical article

Patriotism by Proxy
ERBzine 1696
May 22, 1918
Oak Leaves - Oak Park, Illinois ~ May 25, 1918

Home Guarding for the Liberty Loan
WWI Speech delivered at Flag Day exercises
ERBzine 2853
Oak Park, Illinois ~ June 14, 1918

The Creator of Tarzan
ERBzine 1132
The Book News Monthly ~ August 1918
A National Reserve Army Proposed
ERBzine 0031
Army and Navy Journal ~ August 31, 1918

Prominent, Popular Oak Park Man Honored
ERBzine 0062
The Oak Parker ~ Vol. 34, No. 25, Oak Park, Illinois
September 28, 1918

Peace and the Militia
The Oak Parker ~ November 16, 1918 - Article
Victory Loan: An Appeal to Our Business Sense
ERBzine 1683
Various newspapers ~ March 1919
Paris, December 30 (By Special Cable)
and/or Late News
Daily Reporter - Coldwater, Michigan -- Jan. 1919
E. R. Burroughs Buys Otis Miraflores Estate
ERBzine 1354
Famous Writer for South Hills
Van Nuys News ~ March 7, 1919

The Absurd Quarantine (on hoof and mouth in San Fernando Valley)
LA Newspaper ~ 1920

I See a New Race
Unpublished? ~ 1920s

Glossary of Hoodlum Language
1920s

The Ghostly Script
Unfinished supernatural story in the Danton Burroughs Archive
March 16, 1920 and resumed in October 1930

Two Lion Cubs For Their Christmas Gifts
Van Nuys News ~ January 6, 1921
ERBzine 1789
More Messages from Authors to Dealers
ERBzine 1165 and ERB Personal Library Intro
Suggestions for bookstore owners
The American News Trade Journal ~ April, 1921

Beware!
Written Aug. 9 - 31, 1921
Published (heavily editedl) as The Scientists Revolt in Fantastic Adventures - July 1939

Wild Animals in Pictures
ERBzine 1683
Screenland, June 1922

"Just Made A Living" In Business; Now He's Rich
Creator of Tarzan Describes His Amazing Rise to Fame and Fortunes as Author
By Roselle Dean ~ Los Angeles Times ~ June 25, 1922
ERBzine 1358
To Start Colony At Tarzana

Plans Prepared for Subdivision of Part of the Famous Ranch
The Story of Tarzana
Los Angeles Times ~ October 8, 1922
Two Versions of this Ad Material: ERBzine 1354  ~  ERBzine 1358
Report on the Tarzan Stories
Argosy ~ Dec 9, 1922
How Burroughs Wrote the Tarzan Tales
Brochure by Robert H. Davis of Munsey's
1923
Burroughs Plans New Stage Line
ERBzine 1441
Los Angeles Times ~ January 11, 1923
Creator of Tarzan Speaks
Says His Books Are Not Intended to be Contributions to Classical Literature, But Are Written to Entertain and Sell
LA Sunday Times ~ 1923
ERBzine 1366
Dignity Complex: Author's Foe
By Seth T. Bailey ~ Oakland Tribune Magazine, June 3, 1923
ERBzine 1265
"Tarzan and Literature"

By E. H. Lacon Watson
Fortnightly Review ~ June 1923

THE STORY OF TARZANA
Booklets from the '20s written and published by ERB to promote the Tarzana Subdivision
ERBzine 1057  and ERBzine 1354

Origin and History of the Boy Scouts of America ~ Parts 1-4
Included in the ERB/Boy Scouts Connection: ERBzine 1795
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag17/1795.html
Van Nuys News ~ Aug 28, Sep 3, Sep 7, 1923
Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of "Tarzan of the Apes," "The Girl from Hollywood," etc., says:
Tarzana: A Place To Live -- A Splendid Investment
Los Angeles Times ~ November 11, 1923
ERBzine 1358
Notes on a Trip to Mono Creek and Porpoise Lake
Unpublished travelogue
August 22 - September 1, 1924
Tarzana Promotonal Brochure
ERBzine 1358 ?
1924
Letters from Famous People
Untitled letter by Edgar Rice Burroughs
ERBzine 1683
Gregg Publishing Company ~ 1924

"Tarzan" Poisoned
LA Times ~ Letter to the Times from ERB ~ May 20, 1924
ERBzine 1365

Why I Wrote "Tarzan and the Ant Men"
ERBzine 0870
The Atlanta Constitution ~ June 8, 1924
The Saddle Horse in Southern California
ERBzine 1441
LA Times ~ January 1, 1925

Out of Time's Abyss
An article for the Urban Military Academy school paper ~ The Urbanite - (Hulbert's and Jack's school) 1924-1925
ERBzine 1144

Pen Royalties Discussed
Earnings of Edgar Rice Burroughs Figure in Hearing Before Corporate Chief
ERBzine 1441
Los Angeles Times ~ April 15, 1925

EVOLUTION HELD UNDENIABLE - NATURE'S LAW, SAYS AUTHOR
ERBzine 1441 also in ERB and Religion: ERBzine 1683
Scopes trial report for the International Press Bureau & Universal Service by ERB ~ July 6, 1925
E. R. Burroughs Gets An Offer From Hearst
ERBzine 1683 also ERBzine 1783
Van Nuys News
Rolling Hills Golf Club Ads
LA Times ~ July 10, 12, 18 - 1925
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Statement on Mars ~ A Dispatch On Mars
London Daily Express - 1926 - Letter

Edgar Rice Burroughs Comments on His Apache Novel
1926 ~ Letter
ERBzine 0392

Article on Colt Pistols
Samson Service Publication
ERBzine 1683
February 17, 1926

When I Was Twenty-One
Moab Utah Times-Independent ~ March 4, 1926
ERBzine 1198
Clubs Like the Edgewater a Force for the Good in the Community
Article on leisure
Edgewater Club Breeze ~ September 25, 1926

An Adventure in Plagiarism
ERBzine 1791
Authors' League Bulletin ~ 1926

With the Author of Tarzan
ERBzine 0059
"An Interview With Edgar Rice Burroughs in Which He Frankly Discusses His Methods and Gives Sound Advice"
by Glenn B. Gravatt
The Writers' Monthly - December, 1926
El Caballero Souvenir Booklet
Tarzana Ranch Photos with Text by ERB and Art by Studley O. Burroughs
January 7, 8, 9, 1927
ERBzine 1091

A Burroughs Travelogue ~ 1927
Them Thar Papers ~ Tarzana Pictures Presents
A script for a home movie on the Tarzana ranch, using friends and family as actors.
1927 or 1928
Mary Who? (aka Why Razz the Kids & Holy Bonds of Wedlock)
Unfinished satirical play
April 6, 1927
Comments of His Apache Novel
ERBzine 0392
To A. C. McClurg ~ 1927
Article in The Daily Maroon of the University of Chicago
ERB discusses the origin of Tarzan idea and his thoughts on what he thinks a child actually raised by apes would really be like.
May 31, 1927
Who Cares?
Tarzana Bulletin ~ September 1927

ERB, Famed Novelist, Is Real Estate Operator on Ventura Boulevard; Lauds Its Advantage
ERBzine 1354
 Van Nuys News ~ September 30, 1927
The Illustrator and the Author
ERBzine 0035
The Authors' League Bulletin ~ October 1927.
The Eleven Year Itch
August 24 - November 4, 1927 ~ Travelogue
Script Magazine ~ 1927

A Horrible Example of The Man Who Could Not Say No
Sesqui-Centennial Record ~ A large paperback of 96 pages commemorating Phillips Military Academy in the time period from 1778-1928.
Written between December 1927 and April 1928
ERB series of daily newspaper articles on the Hickman Trial
ERBzine 1767: Intro ~ Photos ~ Reports
ERBzine 1768: ERB Columns 1-6
ERBzine 1767: ERB Columns 7-13
L.A. Examiner ~ January 26 - February 10, 1928
I See A New Race
Article on Eugenics
1928
ERB Sees Valley As World Mecca for Men at Play
ERBzine 1789 and ERBzine 1354
Van Nuys News ~ February 17, 1928
Letter to the Boston Society of Psychic Research
ERBzine 1683
February 18, 1929
A Zoo Without an Elephant
January 1929 ~ Letter

The Citizen and the Police
ERBzine 0256
The LA Police Reporter - May 1929 - Article
"Just Made A Living" In Business; Now He's Rich
LA  Times Article ~ May 26, 1929
ERBzine 1358
Annual Kiwanis Football Frolic Was Big Success

San Fernando and Van Nuys Have Joint Luncheon Meeting and Attend Annual Game On Smith Field
(ERB speech)
ERBzine 1789
How I Wrote the Tarzan Books (see below)
ERBzine 0052
New York Times Magazine ~ New York World
October 27, 1929
ERB In The Times: Lee Side O' L.A.:
Personal Glimpses of World-Famed Southlanders
By Lee Shippey ~ Los Angeles Times ~ October 27, 1929
ERBzine 1365
A Scrambled Parable -  (not published)
Presumably it went a "little too far" and was considered unsuitable for publication in the staid Police Reporter.
October 1929 
Success at Thirty-Five
ERBzine 0256
N.Y. World???

Autobiography (20,000 words)
Written for Metropolitan to promote Tarzan and the Lost Empire
September 20, 1929

My Diversions
Unpublished autobiographical sketch written for Metropolitan Books
October 24, 1929
ERBzine 0948

How I Wrote the Tarzan Books
ERBzine 0052
The Washington Post  &
New York World Sunday Supplement - "The World Magazine" ~ October 27, 1929

Personal Glimpses of World-Famed Southlanders: Edgar Rice Burroughs
LA Times ~ Column Feature ~ October 27, 1929
ERBzine 1365

Author Once Worked at Eighteen Jobs
LA Times ~ November 3, 1929
ERBzine 1443
"Honest Man"
Commonweal ~ Nov. 6, 1929
Tarzan As An Example
Lee Side o' LA by Lee Shippey
ERBzine 1441
LA Times ~ November 22, 1929
How Tarzan Kept the Wolf from the Door
ERBzine 0055
The Literary Digest - November 30, 1929

Tarzan, Jr. - Fairy Tale Castle Book by ERB
ERBzine 0042
Colleen Moore Miniature Book Collection ~ 1930s

Genghis Khan ~ A 2,215-word, epic narrative poem consisting of 20 14-line stanzas.
Written in December 1929 and January 1930
Submitted January 24, 1930 to "Good Housekeeping Magazine" under the pseudeonym:
Edar Burr c/o C. R. Rothmund, Box 625 Reseda, California. (rejected)
The entire 10-page poem with illustrations will soon appear in ERBzine.

Letter: "...red men of Mars... should have strong regular features."
Blue Book ~ February 7, 1930

Tarzana Bridge
Ten page booklet describing a card game invented by ERB
May 11, 1930

Entertainment is Fiction's Purpose
ERBzine 0057
Writer's Digest - June 1930

An untitled Tarzan story: Young Tarzan Ponders
Unfinished
October 28, 1930
On Pullman Approaches
Article written 1930
Caravan Club ~ 1931

Tarzan of the Air Radio Promo Booklet
ERBzine 0200
Advertising brochure ~ Early '30s

Calling All Cars
June 12-14, 1931 ~ Forgotten Tales of Love and Murder Limited Guidry & Adkins Edition ~ 2001

A Place To Play In
"That's what a garden is for," says Edgar Rice Burroughs, famous author
ERBzine 1683
Better Homes and Gardens - Margaret McOmie ~ Aug. 1931

The Story of Tarzan
ERBzine 0256
First edition dust jacket of Tarzan the Invincible, November 20, 1931
Tarzan's Papa Likes Us
Letter to Rob Wagner's Script Magazine ~ December 5, 1931
ERBzine 1683
The Story of Tarzan
ERBzine 1599
Article by ERB circa 1932 ~ Source unknown

What Is Good Fiction
Written 1932 for Jungle Girl dj blurb - unused

NQXGI Telegram
Written February 27, 1932 ~ (To a sick gorilla)

The Men Who Make The Argosy: Edgar Rice Burroughs
ERBzine 0256
Argosy ~ March 12, 1932

Tarzan the Ape Man
Screen Romances ~ April 1932
The Tarzan Theme
ERBzine 0058
Writer's Digest - June 1932

Tarzan for President
ERBzine 0074
The Editor
Blue Book Magazine - July, 1932

Edgar Rice Burroughs Tells All
An Autobiographical Sketch
ERBzine 0052
Rob Wagner's Script ~ July 9, 1932
Protecting the Author's Rights
ERBzine 0052
The Writer's 1932 Year Book & Market Guide
The Birth of Tarzan, by His Poppa
The Story of Tarzan
ERBzine 0256
Could be the Story of Tarzan in ERBzine 256
Script Magazine ~ July 2, 1932
See also expanded version in ERBzine 1599

(Meet the author): Fools Rush In - Tarzan Triumphant
ERBzine 0255
First Edition Dust Jacket - September 1, 1932

The Terrace Drive Murder
ERBzine 0046
Script Magazine ~ October 8, 1932 (Solution in Script October 15, 1932)
That Darned Mystery Puzzle
ERB's Solution to Terrace Drive Murder
ERBzine 1683
Rob Wagner's Script ~ October 15, 1932

Who Murdered Mr. Thomas?
ERBzine 0047
Script Magazine ~ April 16, 1932

The Red Neck-Tie Murder Mystery
ERBzine 0048
Script Magazine ~ May 28, 1932 ~ Forgotten Tales of Love and Murder Limited Guidry & Adkins Edition ~ 2001

Bank Murder
Unpublished murder mystery
1932 - 1934?

The Dark Lake Murder
Unpublished murder mystery
1932 - 1934?

The Dupuyster Case
Unfinished Murder Mystery
1932

The Death Valley Expedition of the Intrepid 33ers
Unpublished travelogue of 2,700 words over 9 pages
April 3-7, 1933

Tarzan and Jane: A Jungleogue
March 3, 1933 ~ An unpublished humorous play

ERB Tells of His Success
ERBzine 1788
News article ~ January 12, 1934
Tarzan Roams World by ERB
ERBzine 1788
Oakland Tribune ~ January 29, 1934
(Similar to ERB Tells of His Success)
Symbol of a New Day
ERBzine 1683
Script ~ February 17, 1934
ERB The Creator of Tarzan
By Margaret Romer ~ Overland Monthly and Outwest Magazine ~ March 1934
ERBzine 1184

Tarzan's Seven Lives by ERB
Screen Play ~ May 1934
ERBzine 0614

"They Stand Out From The Crowd"
Literary Digest ~ Sept. 15, 1934

Tarzan and the Diamond of Asher radio serial summary
ERBzine 0144
1934
Tarzan of the Air
Radio Promotion Booklet ~ 1934
ERBzine 0142
Tarzan Apeman Into An Industry or "History of the Tarzan"
ERBzine 5698
By D. L. Teilhet ~ Vanity Fair article about Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises, Inc. etc.
January 1935
So Red the Nose - Tarzan Cocktail
Farrar & Rinehart ~ 1935
"Men of the Comics"
By W. E. Berchtold ~ New Outlook ~ May 1935

The Lightship Murder by ERB
ERBzine 0045
Script Magazine ~ October 26, 1935

Murder At Midnight by ERB
Unpublished murder mystery
November 5, 1935

The Gang Murder
Unpublished murder mystery
November 5, 1935

Nkima, Tarzan's Pet, Tells What Planks Really Mean
ERBzine 1788
Louisville Times ~ November 15, 1935

"The Capture of Tarzan"
Screen Romances ~ December 1935

Tarzan and His Mate
Screen Romances ~ January 1936
Letter About James Oliver Curwood
ERBzine 0259
Owosso (Michigan) Argus-Press Special Edition ~ July 1936

Tarzan's Poppa Never Saw Jungle
Rockefeller Centre Weekly
September 11, 1936
"Tarzan's Fame"
Argosy ~ September 19, 1936
Stay On First, Tarzan Author Tells Gehrig
ERBzine 1683
The Washington Post (UP)~ November 9, 1936
I See By The Papers
Proposed scenario for a radio program (not accepted)
December 1936

ERB article
Coronet Magazine ~ 1937
Tarzan, Jr. by ERB
ERBzine 0042
A short fairy tale written on a 1" x 1" miniature book for
Colleen Moore's doll house in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry ~ 1937

"Glenn Morris to Play Tarzan"
New Bedford Standard Times ~ 1937
"Tarzan Escapes"
Movie Stories ~ Jan. 1937

Mr. Burroughs Describes His Publishing Methods
Letter From An Author Who Publishes His Own Books by ERB
ERBzine 0056
Writer's Digest - May 1937
Tarzan's Father
ERBzine 1106
An article by Kenneth Crist
Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine ~ June 27, 1937

Man-Eaters!
ERBzine 0071
Sunday Magazine of the Los Angeles Time - August 22, 1937

Heil Hitler
Film synopsis
1938?

"Becomes Screen's Ninth Tarzan"
New Bedford Standard-Times ~ Jan 2, 1938
Romance Isn't Dead
ERBzine 0063
An Interview with the Author of Tarzan
by Oliver Poole
Writers' Markets and Methods - March 1938

Two-Gun Doak Flies South
Unpublished Adventure Story (1939 film synopsis)
January 1-31, 1938

Ape-Man Business
ERBzine 0276
Fortune Magazine ~ March 1938

What Makes Tarzan Act That Way
ERBzine 1788
Boston Sun Post ~ June 19, 1938

Even Apes Fight For It
ERBzine 0080
Rob Wagnerís Script Magazine Ė February 25, 1939 
Angel's Serenade
Unpublished Crime Story (based on film synopses written in 1921 and 1936)
April 25 - June 12, 1939

Writer Warns Unauthorized 'Tarzans' To Drop The Name
ERBzine 1788
UP ~ May 19, 1939

Official Guide of the Tarzan Clans of America
ERBzine 0032
ERB Motes & Quotes 33
ERB, Inc. Booklet ~ May 22, 1939

Tarzan in Exile ~ Apeman Adopts A Son
ERBzine 1658
Look Magazine ~ Article about ERB and the Movies
June 6, 1939
Burroughs, Author of Tarzan, Pens His Own Opinion of Film
(Tarzan Finds A Son)
Studio News ~ June 8, 1939

Weissmuller Ideal Tarzan Says Creator by ERB
ERBzine 1788
Hartford Courant ~ June 15, 1939
The Scientists Revolt
Revision by Raymond Palmer of Beware! written in 1921/22
Fantastic Adventures - July 1939

"Introducing the Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs"
Fantastic Adventures ~ July 1939
ERB, Tarzan Creator, Was Never In Africa
Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star ~ July 9, 1939
ERBzine 1788
Tarzan, or How To Become A Great Writer
Alva Johnston interview feature with ERB - with photos
Saturday Evening Post - July 29, 1939 ~ Promo for next week's article ~ Photo of ERB in all-white suit
ERBzine 0370

Texaco Star Theatre Radio Appearance with Ken Murray
Apes of Wrath skit ~ October 18, 1939
Listen to the entire show in MP3: ERBzine 1546

Quiet Please!
Nine unpublished articles for proposed newspaper columns
which would be part of a radio show (not accepted)
1939

When "Tarzan" Went To Harvard
ERBzine 0717
Harvard Review, Anniversary Issue
1940

Tarzan's Good Deed Today
Unpublished parody
1940s

Misogynists Preferred
Humorous story ~ January 5-6, 1940
Forgotten Tales of Love and Murder Limited Guidry & Adkins Edition ~ 2001

Shooting Citizens
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
ERBzine 1441
LA Times ~ January 24, 1940
Dale Carnegie: ERB
ERBzine 1789
Times and Daily News Leader - San Mateo ~ March 29, 1940
The Strange Adventure of Mr. Dinwiddie by ERB
Humorous story ~ July 16-17, 1940
Forgotten Tales of Love and Murder Limited Guidry & Adkins Edition ~ 2001

Bob Davis Reveals: A Short and Simple Biography of Mr. Edgar Rice Burroughs
ERBzine 3365
The New York Sun ~ Saturday, July 20, 1940
Chinese Tarzan
Photoplay ~ Dec 1940
"Meet The Authors: Edgar Rice Burroughs"
Amazing Stories ~ March 1941
"Edgar Rice Burroughs" Biography and Photo
Amazing Stories ~ May 1941
Intelligence Test For Legislators
Honolulu Star-Bulletin ~ May 5, 1941
ERBzine 1128
Meet the Authors: Edgar Rice Burroughs
ERBzine 0255
Amazing Stories ~ June 1941 (dup of above?)

Bulbous Domes and Nitwits
ERBzine 1441
 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Letter to the Editor ~ L.A. Times ~ June 24, 1941
Uncle Miner and Other Relatives
Unpublished humorous story
July 1941

Untitled sequel to Wizard of Venus
Unfinished ~ interrupted by Pearl Harbor attack
December 2, 1941

To Whomever Gives A Damn: Pearl Harbor Eye-Witness Description
December 1941 ~ Letter
ERBzine 1023

From a Devonshire Lass
Unpublished humorous short story
December 18, 1941

Sample Columns including Laugh It Off: Columns in the Honolulu Star Bulletin
(and some in Honolulu Advertiser)
ERBzine 0001

Laugh It Off: December 1941 text and scans: 13, 14, 15, 16, 18/18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 31
ERBzine 1129
Laugh It Off: January 1942: Text: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21,
22, 23, 26, 27, 28, Conclusion
ERBzine 1754

Hawaii: A Magazine of News and Comment:
April 1945, May 1945, June 1945, July-August 1945, January 1946, March 10, 1946.

Fall of a Democracy
Unpublished article predicting war in Pacific, etc.
December 1941

Came the War
ERB's experiences during and after the Pearl Harbor attack
December 1941

Famous Living Americans and Their Homes
ERBzine 0932
Written for Perfect Home Magazine ~ Unpublished/Rejected? ~ 1942

Tarzan Creator Thrilled by Ride in U.S. Bomber
Author of Tarzan Rides Flying Fort
ERBzine 0213
Honolulu Star-Bulletin ~ February 27, 1942

'Dry Firing' Makes Experts In BMTC Ranks
ERBzine 0213
Honolulu Star-Bulletin ~ March 13, 1942

BMTC Gets Training in Shooting Pistols
Honolulu Advertiser ~ March 14, 1942
ERBzine 0213
ERBzine 0213

Editorial Honolulu Star-Bulletin ~ March 26, 1942 (dup)

Undermining of Morale is Type of Sabotage
ERBzine 0213
Honolulu Advertiser ~ March 26, 1942 (dup)

Oahu: Singapore or Wake?
Honolulu Advertiser Editorial Page ~ May 19, 1942

Don't Be Stupid
Honolulu Advertiser Editorial Page ~ July 4, 1942
ERBzine 1756
Don't Let 'Em Kid You, Joe
Honolulu Advertiser Editorial Page ~ July 13, 1942

Not For Mice
Honolulu Advertiser Editorial Page ~ September 22, 1942
ERBzine 1756

Wanted: 1,000 Men
Honolulu Advertiser Editorial Page ~ September 24, 1942
ERBzine 1756

BMTCers Can Shoot
Honolulu Advertiser Editorial Page ~  September 30, 1942
ERBzine 1756

Maybe Tomorrow
Hawaii - A Magazine of News & Comment ~ September 30, 1942

"Whatsoever A Man Soweth"
ERBzine 0392
Honolulu Advertiser Editorial Page ~ October 21, 1942

Saturday Night In Honolulu, Dull
Honolulu Advertiser ~ November 11, 1942
ERBzine 1756

Paladines of Paradise
Paradise of the Pacific Magazine ~ December 1942
ERBzine 1128

Somewhere in Oahu
New York World ~ December 1, 1942

Tarzan's Creator Impressed by Smooth Job Yanks are Doing in Hawaii
New York World ~ December 1, 1942

TARZAN'S CREATOR HERE FOR HAIRCUT
The Sun, Sydney, Australia ~ Thursday, December 31, 1942
ERBzine 1046

Tarzan's Creator, Now Covering War, Finds Aussie Customs Odd
Edgar Rice Burroughs Down Under for Xmas/
Correspondent Must Tote Huge Load
Honolulu Advertiser Front Page ~ January 4, 1943
ERBzine 1756
Author of Tarzan Stories: War Correspondent in Australia

Thinks Hollywood Will Never Lack Stories
The Film Weekly: Incorporating Everyones Australian Variety and Show World
January 7, 1943
ERBzine 1046

What Are We Going To Do About It???
WWII article???
1943???

Writer Hunts Soldiers Who Own Mountain On South Sea Island
Tank Outfit Gets Enought 'Camping Out' For Lifetime
Honolulu Advertiser Front Page ~ February 14, 1943
ERBzine 1756

More Fun! More People Killed
Unpublished murder mystery spoof
Later revised as a movie synopsis: Night of Terror
February 24 - March 30, 1943

Cabbages and Kings
ERBzine 1546
Radio show on KGMB ~ March 31, 1943

Bomb Hirohito
Honolulu Advertiser ~ April 24, 1943
ERBzine 1757
Diary of a Confused Old Man: Buck Burroughs Rides Again

Hilites are featured in ERB: The War Years
Travelogue
Written April-June, 1943
Summarized in ERB: The War Years starting at ERBzine 1019
The entire document will soon appear in ERBzine

Uncle Bill
Mystery ~ Forgotten Tales of Love and Murder Limited Guidry & Adkins Edition ~ 2001
May 19-20, 1944

Our Japanese Problem
Will There Be a Post-War 'Japanese Problem'?
A Famous Author Offers an Opinion... and a Sensible Suggestion
Hawaii Magazine ~ June 30, 1944
ERBzine 0941
What to do with Germany
Hawaii Magazine ~ September 1944

Hospital Care of Casualties in Pacific Area Unexcelled
 Associated Press ~ February 3, 1945
ERBzine 1757
Laugh It Off!

ERBzine 1755
Hawaii Magazine ~ April 1945
What Price Intolerance?
Shall We Reward the Alien Parents of American Boys
Who Died Defending Us, With a Deportation Order?
Hawaii Magazine ~ April 15, 1945
ERBzine 1757
Laugh It Off!

ERBzine 1755
Hawaii Magazine ~ May 1945
Laugh It Off!
ERBzine 1755
Hawaii Magazine ~ June 1945
Tanker Like 'Accident About To Happen,' Burroughs Feels
ERBzine 0213 and ERBzine 1128
Honolulu Advertiser ~ July 5, 1945

Tarzan's Boss Meets King Ueg On Primitive South Sea Atol
June 11, 1945
Honolulul Advertiser ~ July 6, 1945

Laugh It Off!
ERBzine 1755
Hawaii Magazine ~ July/August 1945
Laughs At Sea Found By Author Traveling With A Naval "Oiler"
Honolulu Advertiser ~ July 9, 1945
ERBzine 1128
Tarzan and the Man Who Made Him
ERBzine 3159
Liberty ~ July 14, 1945
Unsung Fleet Oilers Carrying Ball For Navy Invasion Team
June 16, 1945
Honolulu Advertiser Editorial Page ~ July 13, 1945
ERBzine 1757
Wartime Letters To Joan From Papa in Hawaii

Part I: ERBzine 0214

"Little Known Works of a Well-Known Writer"
By Darrell C. Richardson ~ Fantasy Fiction Field ~ Dec. 22, 1945
Reprinted in Burroughs Bulletin #10 and Barsoomian (condensed) #2 & #3

Laugh It Off!
ERBzine 1755
Hawaii Magazine ~ January 1946
Laugh It Off!
ERBzine 1755
Hawaii Magazine ~ March 10, 1946
Xonthron by ERB
Mention made of this in ERB's diary but no known manuscript
May 3, 1946
"Tarzan, Inc."
By Helen Colton ~ Magazine Digest ~ July 1946
Untitled Tarzan story by ERB
83-page manuscript rewritten and finished by Joe Lansdale in 1994: Tarzan: The Lost Adventure
September 7, 1946
ERB C.H.A.S.E.R. ERBzine 0733
Tarzan, Inc.: Story of a Great Business Man
By Helen Colton ~ Magazine Digest: Digest of the World's Best Reading
July 1946 ~ Vol 33 - No 1
"Edgar Rice Burroughs: Creator of New Worlds"
By Forrest J. Ackerman ~ Burroughs Bulletin #1 ~ July 1947

"A Family Affair"
By Vern Coriell ~ Burroughs Bulletin #1 ~ July 1947
"About Nyoka, the Jungle Girl"
By Vern Coriell ~ Burroughs Bulletin #1 ~ July 1947
Mable, the Celebrated Owl of Cassia County by ERB
Unpublished humorous story - one page
July 16, 1947
"A Leaf From Leonard Lyons Notebook"

Burroughs Bulletin #2 ~ August 1947

"The New Tarzan"
Modern Screen ~ Sept 1948
"Masters of Fantasy: Edgar Rice Burroughs"
By Forrest J. Ackerman ~ Famous Fantastic ~ Oct 1948
"Forever Tarzan"
Screen Guide ~ Feb 1949
"Burroughs of Barsoom"
Amazing Stories ~ March 1949
"Tarzan's Magic Fountain"
Screen Stories ~ March 1949
"The Return of the Torso"
By Herb Howe ~ Photoplay ~ March 1949

"Tarzan On A Spot"
Photoplay ~ April 1949
"Tenth Tarzan"
Life ~ May 16, 1949
"Mesozoic Reptiles"
By Pete Bogg ~ Amazing Stories ~ June 1949

"Durable Lianas"
Time ~ July 25, 1949

ERB, Inc.
Writer's Digest article about Burroughs history and achievements and old age
August 1949
Tarzan to Live On Years After Burroughs
Evening Observer ~ August 27, 1949
ERBzine 1757
"Tarzan" Creator Starved and Failed Before He Won Success
Open Road ~ September 1949
Similar to How I Wrote the Tarzan Books - 1929
ERBzine 1757

TARZAN by J. D. VAN DER MERWE
ERBzine 0061
of DUIVELS-KLOOF, TRANSVAAL, SOUTH AFRICA
from the British True-Life Adventures Pulp Magazine
WIDE WORLD - July, 1946
A '40s Visit With ERB
ERBzine 0211
Fantasy Review ~ December 1948

"Tarzan" creator starved and failed before he won
 Open Road ~  September 1949
Tarzan's Author, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dies At Age Of 74
ERBzine 0255
Associated Press 1950
Obituaries: Edgar Rice Burroughs

ERBzine 1195
Tarzan's Creator In The Last War
Lt. Col. Oliver R. Franklin

"Edgar Rice Burroughs: Multi-Millionaire Author
By Cyril Clemens ~ Hobbies ~ May 1950
"He Sold His Dreams"
By Harry Morgan ~ American Weekly ~ June 25, 1950
"John Burroughs" (sic)
By Cyril Clemens ~ Hobbies ~ July 1950
That's How Tarzan Was Born
Western Publishing Magazine: 20 Year Club Writers ~ Photo of Mildred and Ralph in the ERB, Inc. Office
January 1951
"Africa At Last"
Parade ~ Feb 11, 1951
"Tarzan's Peril"
Screen Stories ~ April 1951
"Man of Adventure"
Silver Screen ~ May 1951
"A Tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs"
ERBzine 2852
By Darrell C. Richardson ~ Other Worlds ~ October 1950
"J. Allen St. John, America's Most Famous Fantasy Illustrator"
By Darrell C. Richardson ~ Other Worlds ~ June-July 1951
"With A Chimp On His Shoulder"
Filmland ~ Aug 1951

"Suppreemly Morral"
Newsweek ~ Aug 20, 1951

"Movie Tarzan Has Fill Of Africa"
By Bob Thomas ~ Associated Press Article ~ Sept 15, 1951

Success at Thirty-Five Pts 1-3 (Dup of NY World)
ERBzine 0256
Revision of "Tarzan Creator Starved and Failed before He Won Success"
Tarzan Adventure Comic ~ Feb. 16, Mar. 1, Mar. 15, 1952

He Tarzan, You Fan
ERBzine 1656
By Thomas Wood ~ Collier's Magazine article
May 9, 1953
"A Mighty Man Is He"
Tab ~ July 1953
TARZAN, JANE ALIVE AND WELL
ERBzine 0050
Transcribed from a 1972 newspaper release
See a selection of cover images
related to the above features at
ERBzine 0219a

For more ERB-related press articles see
ERBzine 1439: ERB and The Press


LOST WORDS OF ERB: LETTERS & FILES
ERBzine 0214: Lost Words
ERBzine 0392: Lost Words IIa
ERBzine 0440: Lost Words IIb
ERBzine 0441: Lost Words III
ERBzine 0406: The McWhorter Louisville Collection
ERBzine 0429: Lost Words IV
ERBzine 0717: Lost Words V
ERBzine 0719: Lost Words VI
ERBzine 0866: Lost Letters VII
ERBzine 0946: Lost Letters VIII
ERBzine 0947: Lost Words of ERB IX
ERBzine 0997: Letters from Hulbert at ERB, Inc.
ERBzine 2081: ERB Fan Letters
ERBzine 2744: To Daughter Joan - 1936-41

ERBzine 1636: More from the '30s
ERBzine 2745: To Joan - 1941
ERBzine 2746: To Joan - 1942
ERBzine 2747: To Joan - 1943
ERBzine 2748: To Joan - 1944
ERBzine 2749: To Joan - 1945
ERBzine 0913: Correspondence I: To Jane and Jack 

ERBzine 0914:Correspondence II: To Jane and Jack 
ERBzine 1039: Pre-WWII Letters
ERBzine 1524: Post WWII Letters
Wartime Letters from ERB: The War Years
1940 Letters
1941 Letters  ~  1941 Letter Highlights
1942 Letters 1942 Letter Highlights
1943 Letters  ~  1943 Letter Highlights
1944 Letters  ~  1944 Letter Highlights
1945 Letters  ~  1945 Letter Highlights
ERBzine 4127: Dec 9, 1945 to Marjorie in Coldwater
ERB's WWII Letters to Caryl Lee Burroughs/Chase

ERBzine 1638: 1942-1943
ERBzine 1639: 1943-1944
ERB WWII Files

ERBzine 1127:  ERB Wartime Files v.1: Marital Front
ERBzine 1128:  ERB Wartime Files v.2: Articles
ERBzine 1129:  ERB Wartime Files v.3: Laugh It Off
Thomas Metcalf Correspondence - 1911-1913

ERBzine 2832
ERBzine 2833
ERBzine 2834
ERBzine 2835
ERBzine 2836
Laugh It Off! Columns ~ Written as WWII Columnist

1941: ERBzine 1129 
1942: ERBzine 1754
1945/1946: ERBzine 1755


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