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Volume 0571

NOVEMBER
ERB Odyssey PERPETUAL CALENDAR
Compiled by Bill Hillman
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1937: Nov: Tarzan and the Elephant Men is serialized in Blue Book. The 41,000-word story is the sequel to Argosy's Tarzan and the Magic Men. Both are combined in the 1939 book Tarzan the Magnificent
1940: ERB runs into astronomical problems in his creation of the new "Canapa" solar system in  Poloda series. Starts correspondence with Professor J. S. Donaghho of Honolulu
1914: Barney Custer of Beatrice (MK sequel) is sent to Davis
1917: Starts Little Door  (unpublished in lifetime)
1942: Sends thank-you letter to George Carlin who has sent UP war correspondent's credentials
1948: Ed, a staunch Rep.votes for Dewey - as does his entire family, other than Joan and Jim

1912: Submits TA to The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Reilly & Britton, and Dodd, Mead & Co. (All decline)

1911: Metcalf offers $400 for the serial rights of the finished manuscript to be published as In the Moons of Mars
1921: Davis writes that he is returning to Munsey's
1945: Ed is house hunting. Houses are scarce and high priced . . . eventually finds one in Encino in Dec.
1935: Ed's political speech for Tarzan appears as a large ad with Maxon illustrations under the heading Down with Lion Politicians
1944: Emma  dies of a stroke after a losing battle with depression & alcoholism. Ed views her death as an escape from an agonized life.
Swords of Mars - St. John DJ
1933: Starts Swords of Mars
1935: Starts Gang Murder
1940: 6-10: Writes Tiger Girl pt 3 of the new Pellucidar series
1911: Starts OT

1914: Ed's biography appears in the Press Club's publication The Scoop. Ed is admitted to the Press Club
1927: Suggests  the cartoon compilation of Tarzan strips be named Tarzan Book No. 1, & others titled consecutively
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Tarzan Cups Ice Cream Ad - '30s
Illustrated Tarzan Book No. 1 - Hal Foster - Pioneer Comic Book
1939: The first French edition of Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is published by Hachette

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar - Big Little Book

Horse Sketch by ERB

1946:11: After many requests, Ed refuses to buy a horse for Caryl Lee

Caryl Lee Today

Liberty Magazine containing Tarzan and the Lion Man
1933: LiMstarts as a 9-part serial in Liberty ($10,000 -  first time Ed pays commission of $1,500 to an agent). British mag Tid-Bits purchases it for 200 pounds
1934: Flo drives back to Vegas with Ed while Ashton tends the kids
1934: Walter Winchell reports ERB is staying at the Apache Hotel in preparation to end 34 years of marriage. His next bride will be Florence Dearholt of Queens Road, Hollywood.

Florence

1934: ERB assigns all rights to Romance Films to George Stout, including the boy scout film serial, Young Eagles
1936: Submits an idea for a dice-board game to Whitman. They reject the idea and refer him to Parker Brothers
1943: ERB  completes an article reporting on a year of martial law in the Islands
1962: Carol Burnett Tarzan Skit on Jack Benny Show

1947: Ed turns down an invitation to visit Sol Lesser in Palm Springs, citing health reasons

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1915: NY Evening World starts Man-Eater serial  in six parts ($350)
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Weird Adventure on Mars (Mastermind of Mars) completed but is rejected by Argosy, Popular Magazine & Elks Magazine

1918: Peace and the Militia is published
1921: Starts The Penningtons (GH) Accepted by Munsey's but rejected by McClurg. Titles considered: Shannon, Fetters of Snow, The Snow Slave, The Demon of the Snow, Rancho del Ganado, The Little Black Box - & Davis' suggestion, Needlewoman
1944: Nov 17: Ed and Hulbert board a plane for the States.
1911: Receives  $400 cheque from All-Story for Under the Moons of Mars
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Writes Argosy to complain about the title change of TaM (renamed Tarzan and the Magic Men) & major revisions in style & content
1940: In a letter to Irene Ettrick, a London fan, Ed expresses his concern over Japan's growing strength, on and off the islands. He believes that there will be war with Japan in weeks
1893: Played left halfback in a football game in which his Michigan Military Academy team defeated Ypsilanti 36-22. (Friend Bert Weston was right tackle)
1916: Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar starts in 6 parts in All-Story
1932: LV submitted to Argosy and is accepted after revisions
1940: 18-22: Writes Invisible Men of Mars," pt 4 of  new Mars series
1946: Nov 20: Michael Mills comes to discuss the "reprinting of 27 Burroughs books to be priced at $1 or $1.25." 

Tarzan and the Golden Lion - Later G & D Edition - Munroe Art

1925: Wampas is a poem written for Western Assoc. Motion Picture Advertisers group attending a Breakfast Club meeting. Other poems were written around this time
1931: TI 1st published under the ERB Inc. imprint -Kingsport Press, Kingsport, Tenn. do all  printing & binding  until 1948. DJ and FP  by nephew Studley
1931: Starts Tarzan and the City of Gold. Working titles: Tarzan and the Lion People, Tarzan the Courageous & Tarzan Courageous

Tarzan and the City of Gold - St. John Cover Art

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I Am A Barbarian - ERB Inc. Edition
1888: Tarzan's birth day according to PJ Farmer
1941: IB is completed but rejected by McCall's Red Book and Blue Book as being: "...too gruesome and downbeat a story for us to consider at this time, can't you give us something a little cheerier?"
1914: Starts Pellucidar  & prepares a long glossary & maps. (SP & TP Maps appear later in the series)
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ubmits Tarzan and the Antmen - based on an idea suggested by Davis

1912: The Pioneer published at Camp E. S. Otis in the Canal Zone publish ERB's Nov 13 letter answering a trooper's fan letter
1925: Emma has gall bladder surgery and later suffers from arthritis


1926: Starts Tarzan Twins
1940: Starts Tarzan and the Castaways
1934: Ed writes in his diary that Emma is bent on ruining him.
1940: Rothmund sends word that feedback on Tarzan and the Jungle Murders and The Giant of Mars is bad - many fans do not believe that ERB has written them

1934: Tarzan film expedition sails for Guatemala
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1911: Submits the OT manuscript to Metcalf

Chessmen of Mars - St. John DJ Art
1922: CMby McClurg
1948:  John Lehti takes over the daily Tarzan strip.
1928: Completes TP (77,000 words). For one of the cities in the book Ed spells the nearby town Pacoima backwards: Amiocap

1929: How Tarzan Kept The Wolf From The Door - bio article on ERB is published in Literary Digest
1934: Swords of Mars starts in Blue Book
1939: Suffers several slight heart attacks

1898: Business is bad and Ed is considering selling the stationery store. Idaho is very much a part of the "wild west" and is not ready for music, fancy magazines and photography
1935: Still suffering from bladder obstruction trouble, Ed enters the Good Samaritan Hospital under the name John B. Downs. A long period of  convalescence follows.
1916: Honoured with  membership card #1 in the Tribe of Tarzan  - a club formed by a fan in Virginia

1930: TEC by Metropolitan
1933: Flo Dearholt seeks Ed's help in booking passage to join Ashton in Guatemala
1930: Burroughs family return to their original Tarzana home (El Caballero Club House)
1930: Ed, suffering severe pain from a bladder obstruction, has a series of operations. Epididymitis, involves an inflammation related to the testicles. 2 operations at Hollywood Hospital - Nov and Jan: $2,551.45
1927: AD (sequel to WC) is rejected by Collier's, Liberty, Popular and Blue Book
1934: Dearholt reports casting problems for the Tarzan film. He is anxious to start a treatment on MK
1941: Living Dead appears in Fantastic Adventures ($400.60)

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