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TARZANA TREK - PART V
Tarzana Friends Part I
A VISIT WITH LINDA BURROUGHS
Linda overlooking the Burroughs
The Burroughs Magnificent Home
Danton Burroughs (1944-2008)
.Our sincere thanks to Linda,
Llana Jane and Dejah.
Our annual visits with Danton were always a major
yearly event for us --- as they would be for any devoted ERB fan.
Together we explored the remains of what used to be Tarzana
Ranch and the gargantuan Burroughs Family Archives. There were always new
treasures to unearth in sheds, storage lockers, the warehouse, shelves,
boxes and forgotten suitcases. Our visits and long, long phone conversations
with Dan came to an end after his sudden
death in 2008.
We are thrilled, however, to see that wife Linda and daughters,
Llana Jane and Dejah, -- as well as the wonderful staff at ERB, Inc., and
brother John, are keeping Danton's memory alive and are still expanding
on the Burroughs family legacy.
And we are still looking forward to our visits with Linda
and the chance to document the treasures in the house and in various storage
This beautifully framed and
inscribed Danton Ex Libris means so much to us.
After a second day of treasure seeking
we brush off the dust and all head for a meal -- at an appropriate place.
Linda snaps a photo outside of the Greystoke
Grill in downtown Tarzana.
THE TARZANA POST OFFICE
Tarzana Post Office stamp on
our ERB Centennial Card.
More on this special stamp in
SCOTT TRACY GRIFFIN
We had a great chat and meal
with longtime friend, Scott Tracy Griffin:
actor, ERB researcher, and author.
It was a chance to swap ERB
tales and news and to get
a sneak preview of Tracy's spectacular
new Centennial Tarzan book.
What a treat it was to visit again with
our dear friend, Mary Burroughs.
Mary was the second wife of ERB's youngest
son, John Coleman Burroughs.
One of our most treasured ERB/JCB-related
items is a wonderfully generous gift from Mary:
ON THE BEACH - An original painting by John
A highlight of this Tarzana Trek was a chance to finally
meet and chat with Kevin Conran over lunch at Jerry's Deli.
Kevin and his brother Kerry produced the film Sky
Captain, and were in line to do the John Carter of Mars
film before a series of unfortunate events allowed Disney
to pick up the option. Kerry did the production art for Sky Captain
and had also completed much of the art for their version of John
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Our photo memories of this meeting were lost due to a camera
We couldn't leave California
without visiting Stacy - Mary Burroughs' daughter.
We were glad we had a chance
to spend some time in
Mary and Stacy's beautiful waterfront
home before their move.
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