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Volume 0444

MOTES & QUOTES / ERB ECLECTICA
ERB-Date: 2000.09.29




The Tarzan Collection boxed set 
with four feature films and more.

This video laser disc collection features Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan as Tarzan and Jane in four Tarzan adventures: Tarzan Escapes (1936), Tarzan Finds a Son (1939), Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941), and Tarzan's New York Adventure (1944). This is a four-disc set with a four-page colour brochure. Each LD contains one of the four features and several MGM short subjects. The shorts include promotional teasers and trailers for other MGM films, behind-the-scenes footage, screen tests, and more.

Decca Tarzan of the Apes album issued in the '40s - three 78 rpm records.
Decca Tarzan of the Apes album
issued in the '40s - three 78 rpm records.

Looking for a Name 
Worthy of Burroughs
LA Times, Valley Edition
Thursday, September 21, 2000
By RICHARD FAUSSET
Hillmans Invade Downtown Tarzana
Despite being named for Edgar Rice Burroughs' vine-swinging fictional jungle man, Tarzana hasn't historically been known as the most jungle-like of neighborhoods.  That's been changing recently, however, with the ongoing face-lift of the community's downtown shopping district--a project with a decided jungle theme. Included in the plans are small sylvan parks, as well as metal silhouettes of monkeys and other creatures that will hang from the street lights.

Now the Tarzana Business Improvement District is inviting creative Tarzan fans to give the district a name that reflects the contribution of novelist Burroughs, who moved to the area from Chicago in 1919 and named his 540-acre estate Tarzana Ranch, after his famous ape-man.  "We're looking for something that's creative, catchy and is in good taste," said Marianne Giblin of the Tarzana Improvement Assn., the nonprofit organization that manages the business district. "They've got a lot of upscale communities around here, so they don't want to make it sound like a theme park. They want to make it sound like a downtown that capitalizes on its unique history."

Entries are open to all--multiple entries are encouraged--and must be received by Oct. 15. They may be mailed to:
TIA, 18653 Ventura Blvd., PMB 323, Tarzana 91356, or faxed to (818) 776-0134
The winner, to be announced by Nov. 1, will receive a $200 gift certificate good at any participating retailer downtown and an engraved brick on one of the new walkways.

--Submitted by Bob Cook

ERB with Tantor, Jane and Tarzan in Hollywood

Follow the Burroughs adventures in Hollywood at:
ERBzine 0287: ERB Film Producer
ERBzine 0250: Photo Gallery of ERB Residences
ERBzine 0115: OB on the Film Set
ERBzine 0013: On the Silver Screen
ERBzine 0141: ERB On The Air

ERB Online Biography

HOGARTHARZAN

Thanks to Ron de Laat
Be sure to read our Burne Hogarth feature in
ERBzine 0298
 An Informal Chat with the World's Greatest Comics Artist

The flip side of a bookmark 
issued by Grosset & Dunlap. 
See side one in our new 
ERB Encyclopedia feature:
ERB C.H.A.S.E.R. Introductory Page

ERB and Star Wars

an excerpt from
The Force Behind 
George Lucas
by Paul Scanlon
Rolling Stone Magazine: 1977
A Conversation with the Creator of 'Star Wars'. . .
Who Reveals the Voice behind Darth Vader,
Why Robots Need Love Too, 
and Where Wookies Come From

"I didn't want to remake a 2001, I wanted to make a space fantasy that was more in the genre of Edgar Rice Burroughs; that whole other end of space fantasy that was there before science took it over in the Fifties. Once the atomic bomb came, everybody got into monsters and science and what would happen with this and what would happen with that. I think speculative fiction is very valid but they forgot the fairy tales and the dragons and Tolkien and all the real heroes."

Submitted by Frank Blisard

Be sure to catch the latest installment of
Frank Blisard's ERB time shift novel:
JACK OF TIME:
Chapter 2 (Pt B) Time's Fool
in this week's ERBzin-e (full graphics or alternate text only)
An entirely new experience in reading.
Not only does it plunge ERB into the future but
the story is fully referenced with scores of  illustrations and hot links.
B24 Liberator: Time Traveller

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Tarzan of the Apes
ERB C.H.A.S.E.R 
ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIA
 An ERB Collector's Hypertexted & 
Annotated Storehouse of 
Encyclopedic Resources
Main Directory:
ERBzine 0468
Presents:
Tarzan of the Apes 
Interior Illustrations
All the interior art 
plus summary and chapter titles
from ERB's first Tarzan novel
(Japanese Edition)
From the Tom Lindgren Collection
The Return of Tarzan


Volume 0444

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