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FOR THE REMAINDER OF MARCH 2018
WILL BE SPORADIC AND TEMPORARY
WE ARE ON TOUR ACROSS 4 ASIAN COUNTRIES
FULL EXPANSION OF JOHN'S COLLATIONS
WILL BE DONE UPON OUR RETURN
~ Bill and Sue-On~~
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Leslie Aaron Fiedler, born March 8, 1917, was a
literary critic known for his interest in mythography and his championing
of genre fiction.
Among his writings was "A Serious Look at Ballantine's Tarzan Series, Lord of the Absolute Elsewhere," which appeared June 9, 1974, in the N.Y. Times.
Agree or not agree with the prof, the article can be read at ERBzine:
Fiedler article on the Ballantine Tarzan paperback series
The great big book with the colorful cover and the long
title, "Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins with Jad-Bal-Ja The Golden Lion,"
was published this date, March 9, in 1936.
The book is a sequel to "The Tarzan Twins," published nine years previously. The earlier book was a prequel, in a sense, to "Tarzan and the Lost Empire," since it introduces the Von Harben family.
Since this novel and its predecessor were written for the juvenile market, they are usually not listed as part of the regular Tarzan series, although some would doggedly disagree.
Covers,publshing history, interior art, summary, cast, chapters, etc.
Read the e-Text edition in ERBzine:
Tarzan Under Fire: The Maxon adaptation
Wikipedia entry and brief plot summary
Chapter-by-chapter story summary from erblist
Atlantic: John Carter Did Not Bomb
March 10 was the publication date for at least three ERB
"The Return of Tarzan" was published in 1915, with an N.C. Wyeth dust jacket and J. Allen St. John interior illustrations -- small ones, that is, at the start of each chapter.
"The Son of Tarzan" came out March 20, 1917, with St. John doing it all -- wraparound scene on dust jacket, double-page frontispiece, full-page and partial page illustrations, and chapter headings featuring a tiny scene along with a large hand-drawn letter for the first letter of the first word of each chapter.
"The Master Mind of Mars" was a 1928 book and had five St. John line-drawing illustrations that were printed on coated paper with a yellow background. Plus there was a small rectangular illustration by St. John on the title page, showing Ras Thavas operating on Valla Dia and Xaxa. If St. John had added a couple of music notes in the air then it would have shown that Thavas was whistling while he worked.
ERBzine C.H.A.S.E.R. Bibliography Entries
The Return of Tarzan
The Son of Tarzan
The Master Mind of Mars
Return ~ Son ~ Master Mind
Return ~ Son ~ Master Mind
Nancy Kovak gave a new meaning to the term "blonde
bombshell" when she starred opposite Mike Henry as Sophia Renault
in "Tarzan and the Valley of Gold." She was in constant danger and
it was difficult for even the ape-man to help, since villain Augustus Vinero,
played by David Opatoshu, had placed a chain around her neck with a locket
that would explode and blow her up if she tried to remove it.
Nancy was born Nancy Kovach on this date, March 11, in 1935, in Flint, Mich., according to IMDB, and is currently known as Nancy Mehta, having retired from show biz in 1969 to marry orchestra leader Zubin Mehta.
Besides the Tarzan film, she played Medea in 1963's "Jason and the Argonauts" and has been in other movies and numerous TV shows, such as "Star Trek," "I Spy," "The Invisible Man" and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." Sharon Tate was originally slated to have the female lead in "Valley of Gold" but Martin Ransohoff had her under contract and changed his mind about this being Tate's first film, so Kovack got the job.
Tarzan and the Valley of Gold film and book report in ERBzine
ERBzine Valley of Gold photos:
Nancy Kovack photo gallery
"Tarzan and the Cult of the Mahar," written and
illustrated by Russ Manning, began in the daily newspapers March
12, 1971, and played out over a total of 122 days.
Tarzan and the Cult of the Mahar: 122 daily strips
After you've written a novelette titled "The Cave Girl,"
what do you call the sequel? "The Cave Girl Returns"? ERB decided to call
it "The Cave Man," which makes a lot of sense, too. The story of
Waldo Emerson Smith-Jones and Nadara the cave girl continued in this story,
which began in the edition of "All-Story Weekly" dated March 13,
1917. It was a four-parter.
Eventually, both novelettes were combined into one book, "The Cave Girl."
ERB wrote "The Cave Man" in 1914, but readers of "The Cave Girl," originally published in 1913, had to wait four years to read it, unlike readers of the book, who had only to turn a page to continue the story.
The magazine cover was a silhouette of Waldo sitting in a tree, backed by the moon, a shot somewhat on the same order as the original Fred Arting cover for Tarzan of the Apes. "The Cave Man" illustration cover was by Fred, too -- Small, not Arting. That cover image has been made into a variant book jacket by Charlie Madison of erbgraphics.
ERBzine C.H.A.S.E.R. entry for The Cave Girl
Publishing History ~ Cover Art ~ Pulp Covers ~ Artists: St. John, Frazetta, Krenkel, etc.
"Tarzan's Savage Fury" was released March 14, 1952,
almost exactly a year after "Tarzan's Peril."
The movie spawned a set of 3-D trading cards, as did its successor, "Tarzan and the She-Devil."
More racial prejudice. The movie has black killers, too, but only the white ones get a mention in the poster ;)
See the reviews, photos and reprints of all of the cards in four pages at ERBzine, beginning at:
Tarzan's Savage Fury
Tarzan's Savage Fury on IMDB
Bridge's somewhat irreverent synopsis
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