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ANNIVERSARIES OF ERB'S LIFE & LEGACY
A COLLATION OF THE DAILY EVENTS IN ERB-WORLD
FROM THE PAGES OF THE HILLMANS' ERBzine
Compiled by John Martin
With Web Design, Added Events, Links,
Illustrations and Photo Collages by Bill Hillman

JULY CONTENTS
WEEK ONE
JULY 1 ~ JULY 2 ~ JULY 3 ~ JULY 4
JULY 5 ~ JULY 6 ~ JULY 7

VISIT THE JULY WEEK I PHOTO ALBUM
www.ERBzine.com/mag63/6335pics.html
BACK TO JUNE WEEK 4
www.ERBzine.com/mag63/6334.html

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JULY 1

ERBzine.com Tribute ERB Website: 15,000 Webpages since 1996 ~ Tarzan in silhouette from ERB's  first Tarzan book ~
ERB photo in Creator of Tarzan article ~ Otis Adelbert Kline: Mars & Venus books ~ Legend of Tarzan film poster
1996: Our July 1 Canada Day Celebrations always include a recollection of the release of our first ERBzine Webpage back in 1996. I mentioned in the ListServs and Chat Rooms of the day (long before Twitter and Facebook) that I had been a lifelong fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs and had what I thought was a pretty good knowledge and collection of his works in books, magazines, radio shows, VHS videos, comics, strips, etc. I couldn't find many Websites devoted to ERB so I felt I had to upload something that might be of interest to a few of my fellow-crazies on the Web. I mentioned that I didn't think there would be much interest in seeing more such Webpages than this first struggling attempt.

Now, many years later, I realize that I had a bit more to share on the Web -- actually over 15,000 Webpages. It was a real thrill when Danton Burroughs of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. in Tarzana, California asked me to create and maintain the official Burroughs Websites. This soon led to his sharing wonderful material from his vast Tarzana archive for the creation of sites devoted to his grandfather's life and works. Following this I worked closely with Dan to create even more sites -- sites devoted to the Burroughs family. This in turn led to a flurry of e-mails, countless phone conversations and many visits to spend time with Dan in Tarzana -- the saddest visit being one in which I gave a eulogy at Danton's Memorial in 2008.

But the work on the sites carries on -- most days until 4 or 5 am in the morning. Latest data from our Web server company indicate that our sites have over 20 million international views per year -- many of them from countries and places where the now-popular social media are not securely available or are banned. ERBzine.com has to be the Internet's largest single commercial-free website devoted entirely to the Life, Works and Legacy of one personality: The Grandfather of American Science Fiction ~ The Master of  Fantasy Adventure ~ The Creator of John Carter Mars, Tarzan, and Countless Fantastic Worlds and Characters -- Edgar Rice Burroughs.
ERBzine ERB Tribute Web Site
http://www.ERBzine.com


*** 1918: "The Creator of Tarzan" appeared in Book News Monthly (released July 1 with cover date August) ~ An Illustrated Magazine Devoted to Literature, Art, and Drama . . . an interesting bio/interview acknowledging ERB's six top-selling Tarzan books and the popular film Tarzan of the Apes currently in theatres.
"Creator of Tarzan" in Book News Monthly
http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1132.html
*** "The Legend of Tarzan," starring Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie, was released July 1, 2016. It was the first Tarzan movie in years. Our ERBzine features on the film give a pretty good assessment. In coordination with the release of "The Legend of Tarzan," the University of Louisville opened a special exhibit of its Edgar Rice Burroughs material on July 1, 2016. Selected items were on display until Sept. 2, the day after ERB's birthday.

ERBzine web site: Review Excerpts
http://www.erbzine.com/mag58/5813.html
Power-Point presentation by DJ Howell:
http://www.erbzine.com/mag60/6025.html
"The Legendary Tarzan" in 67-stanza poem by John Martin
http://www.erbzine.com/mag58/5862.html
Legend of Tarzan-Beasts of Tarzan connection by John Martin
http://www.erbzine.com/mag58/5861.html

Off-Site References
Tarzan in IMDB
U of Louisville Display


*** Both Edgar Rice Burroughs and Otis Adelbert Kline were born on the 1st in Chicago, ERB coming on the scene Sept. 1, 1875, and OAK showing up on July 1, in 1891.
Kline interplanetary and earthly adventure stories are appreciated by many ERB collectors. Like ERB, OAK wrote tales of Mars and Venus. His Mars books had "Mars" in the titles. His Venus novels had "Peril" in the titles.
Start of many ERBzine features on Kline:
http://www.erbzine.com/mag0/0036.html
The ERBzine OAK gallery
http://www.erbzine.com/mag0/0054.html

Off-Site References:
Kline in Wikipedia


*** "The Runaway," by Gil Kane and Archie Goodwin, began on the Sunday pages July 1, 1979, and ran for 11 weeks.
The Runaway: All 11 Tarzan Sunday Pages:
http://www.erbzine.com/mag34/3493.html
More Gil Kane Tarzan Strips in ERBzine
http://www.erbzine.com/mag34/3499.html
*** 1898: Ed had enrolled for a brief stint at the Chicago Art Institute on Michigan Boulevard. According to family members, Ed only wanted to draw horses. He was issued a student ticket good until July 1.

ERB Bio Timeline
http://www.ERBzine.com/bio


JULY 2

"Goddess of Fire" in Fantastic Adventures ~ Joan "Jane" Burroughs engaged to Jim "Tarzan" Pierce ~ Margot "Jane" Robbie Birthday
 Jan Murray in "Tarzan and the Great River" dies ~ "The Tarzan Twins" in UK Collins Edition


*** It was a full moon, so it was romantic. But it was in her father's driveway, so maybe not so romantic. It was also July 2, 1928, and that's when and where James "Tarzan" Pierce proposed to Joan "Jane" Burroughs. AP News Release - Glendale, Cal.: Joan Burroughs & James Pierce are engaged. The engagement of Joan Burroughs, stage actress, and the daughter of Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author, to James Pierce of this city, was made known here today. Pierce was formerly a football star at the University of Indiana and now coaches the University of Arizona grid team.
AP News Release reporting the Pierce/Burroughs Engagement
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1195.html
Joan Burroughs Pierce Tribute: Page 2
http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1103.html
When "The Legend of Tarzan" was released on July 1, 2016, it was an early birthday present for Margot Robbie -- one day early, to be exact, as she celebrated her 26th birthday on July 2, 2016.

Margot, who played Jane in the big budget Tarzan movie, is an Australian actress who not only has starred in several big movies so far but also has co-produced some of them and owns her own production company, Lucky Chap Entertainment. Besides Jane, she's played some other famous ladies, both fictional and real life: Harley Quinn and Tonya Harding. And she's going to be in another movie playing the part of Sharon Tate. Hmmmm. I wonder if Lucky Chap Entertainment would consider a sequel to "Legend"?
The Legend of Tarzan
http://www.erbzine.com/mag58/5813.html

Off-Site References:
Robbie in IMDB
Robbie in Wikipedia


*** Collins of Great Britain published just two ERB books. The first was "The Tarzan Twins" on this date -- July 2 -- in 1930. It was reprinted Sept. 5, 1933. Later, the company also published an edition of "Jungle Girl," with the original dust jacket art.
The Tarzan Twins: ERBzine C.H.A.S.E.R. Biblio
http://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0498.html
British Hardcover Editions
http://www.erbzine.com/mag8/0888.html

Jan Murray, Captain Sam Bishop in "Tarzan and the Great River," passed away July 2, 2006, at the age of 89 in Beverly Hills. He had a career full of television and movie roles, beginning with gigs as host of several different game shows.
Tarzan and the Great River: ERBzine Silver Screen
http://www.erbzine.com/mag19/1962.html

Off-Site Reference:
Murray in IMDB


ERB Bio Timeline Notes:
*** 1923: ERB wrote in a letter to brother Harry on how he came up with names in his writing. This was how he explained the name "Numa": "I try to originate all the peculiar names for people, places and animals in my stories. Sometimes I must unconsciously use a word or name that I have read and forgotten, as for instance Numa the lion. There was a Roman emperor, Numa, whom I had forgotten until I was recently re-reading Plutarch’s Lives. The name must have been retained in my sub-conscious brain, later popping out as original. I try to originate all the peculiar names for people, places and animals in my stories." – ERB letter to Harry Burroughs, July 2, 1923
*** 1941: Ed left hospital prematurely after treatment with sulfathhiozal. Recurrence of the illness forces him to return later. Doctor suggests he start drinking again - results are not satisfactory.
*** 1941:  "The Goddess of Fire" appeared in Fantastic Adventures. ($405.60) (Published later in book form as part of Escape On Venus)
*** 1941: "Uncle Miner and Other Relatives" (22,800 words) was written in and out of hospitals. He signed the preface, "Joe Louis." The wildly imaginative story is rejected by New Yorker on August 28, 1941.
*** 1945:  ERB sent a letter home to Joan from "A Harbor" while aboard the USS Cahaba.
ERB Bio Timeline
http://www.ERBzine.com/bio


JULY 3

ERB dedications and sketches in "Tarzan and 'The Foreign Legion'" books for JCB and Jane:
Tarzan Escapes a Charging Buto and Bolgani Carries Jane into the Trees ~ Laurence Dunn and  LTF Actress Susan Penhaligon
*** When ERB signed with his O.B. (Old Burroughs) signature to dedicate a copy of "Tarzan and 'The Foreign Legion' " to Jack and Jane on July 3, 1947, he added a cartoon of Tarzan suffering the painful and embarrassing results of a sneak attack by a rhino. He also signed a copy dedicated to Jane with a cartoon sketch of Bolgani carrying a helpless Jane into the trees.  That and more artwork by ERB, Jack and Jane, are featured in ERBzine. ERB was in a cartooning mood that day. On the same date, he autographed another copy of TFL to his daughter, Joan. It was a water color sketch of Tarzan, a lion and a giraffe.
No picture of it, but there is info in ERBzine 1263.
ERB Book Dedications and Sketches
http://www.erbzine.com/mag9/0912.html
ERB Book Dedications
http://www.erbzine.com/mag12/1263.html
Book dedications in ERB's Personal Library
http://www.ERBzine.com/dan
*** Susan Penhaligon
was born July 3, 1949, in Manila, and at age 26 played ERB's Lys LaRue in "The Land That Time Forgot," though the movie makers, whose motto is "Change It If At All Possible," called the character Lisa Clayton. Susan's looks were such that she had been dubbed the "British Bardot." Longtime ERB fan and ERBzine contributor spoke with her in June 2018. He posted a photo in the ERBzine FB Group which is also featured in his ERBzine Profile: and reported:
"Apparently she was never asked to be in the sequel :( And the producers just didn't like John McEnery's German accent (despite the fact he is a Shakespearian actor), and dubbed him over. The scene with the quick sand - it was all cork and very painful to be splashing around in. And yes, she did read the book. I also showed her Burroughs Bulletin #25 and she loved the picture with her and Doug McClure at the back and also another photo in a scene with Bobby Parr."
The Land That Time Forgot: 1975 Film
http://www.erbzine.com/mag21/2117.html
Laurence Dunn Profile
http://www.erbzine.com/mag3/0391.html
Laurence Dunn Features in ERBzine
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0458.html
Land that Time Forgot: Burroughs Bulletin #25
http://www.erbzine.com/mag52/5225.html
All the ERB Heroines
http://www.erbzine.com/mag6/0608.html
ERBzine Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ERBzine/

Off-Site References
Penhaligon Daily Mail article
Penhaligon in IMDB


*** Russ Cochran was born on this date in 1937. Russ has been a long-time supporter of all things Burroughs and has published spectacular volumes of interest to all ERB fans. Of special note is his 3-volume set -- ERB: Library of Illustration and more recently Buddy Saunders' "Martian Legion"
Russ Cochran: Major ERB, Art, Comics & Music Publisher
http://www.ERBzine.com/cards/writers/russcochran.jpg
Library of Illustration
http://www.erbzine.com/mag33/3348a.html
The Martian Legion
http://www.ERBzine.com/legion
*** ERB BIO TIMELINE NOTES

1890: Idaho became a state -- of special interest to the Burroughs Brothers with their ranching and gold mining operations.
1942:  Ed thanked Jack for his swell letter, replete with the usual grand sense of humour. He appreciated the snaps of Joan's new house and notes that her daughter Joanne has become a lovely young lady and he even recognized grandson John Ralston in the pictures. He lamented the terrible mail service and confessed that it seemed like 100 years since he had seen Jack and the family. He suggests that Jack use his Tarzana office rather than moving constantly trying as he himself had been forced to do over the years. He can stay there until "the Japs come and push you out."
1947: ERB bought an RCA TV. First TV show he saw was a LA-Hollywood baseball game from Wrigley Field. He spent much time watching boxing, wrestling and baseball.
ERB Bio Timeline:
http://www.ERBzine.com/bio


JULY 4

Edgar Rice Burroughs in various uniforms from the WWI and WWII time periods ~ Gordon Griffith featured as Young Tarzan
in Tarzan of the Apes ~ US Stamp Commemorating the Mars Pathfinder Landing ~ Oberon Zell's Barsoom Map
*** Among the things we know about Independence Day, July 4, is that we are fans of a man who was a true patriot. ERB's love for his country was reflected in some of his war-related stories, such as "The Land That Time Forgot," and he also wrote specifically on the subject, saying in one article: "Service! In service lies the truest patriotism. There are many kinds of service one may render. He who renders such service as he can is a true patriot, whether that service be in the ship yards or upon the farm, at a desk or in the trenches -- so it is the best of the only service he be fitted for, or able to give." That patriotism was all declared officially and permanently this date in Congress, July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed.
The article, "Patriotism by Proxy," appeared in Oak Leaves May 25, 1918.
Patriotism by Proxy: ERB Article in Oak Leaves
http://www.erbzine.com/mag16/1696.html
Edgar Rice Burroughs: The War Years
http://www.ERBzine.com/war
*** Nowadays, when we know the outcome of World War II, it may be difficult for us to understand that there was a real fear in the 40s that the Japanese would strike Hawaii again. After all, they already had, on Dec. 7, 1941. At one point, some felt the danger was past, but ERB, using simple math, warned the public -- in an article headlined "Dont' Be Stupid" on July 4, 1942 -- not to be complacent. As it turned out, Hawaii never was attacked again, but that didn't change the fact that ERB's warning was appropriate and well-reasoned.

Dont' Be Stupid: ERB's Article
http://www.erbzine.com/mag17/1756.html#dontbestupid
*** Some of ERB's characters had lengthy life spans but, alas, not him. He would have loved to have lived to see what happened on July 4, 1997, for instance, but he was long gone from this earth. On that date, the Mars Pathfinder, an unmanned spacecraft, landed on Barsoom. A rover named Sojourner was deployed to gather data about the surface of the planet. Since then, we've sent even more hardware to the Red Planet, and those mechanized explorers have sent even more data back to us.

A Cartographic Study of Barsoom
http://www.erbzine.com/mag28/2807.html
Guide to ERB's Mars
http://www.erbzine.com/mars/
Our John Carter of Mars Site
http://www.johncarterofmars.ca
*** Gordon Griffith, the first face of the youthful Tarzan to appear on screen in the 1918 film, "Tarzan of the Apes," was born July 4, 1907, accordinng to Scott Tracy Griffin in his book, "Tarzan on Film." Griffith was born in the same town as ERB himself, Chicago, Illinois. His parents were actors Harry Sutherland Griffith and Katherine Kierman Griffith, Gordon began acting at age four with Universal, and worked for Vitagraph, Keystone, Metro, and Monogram. He continued appearing in roles until adulthood, before transitioning into work as an assistant director and production manager, eventually becoming a Columbia production executive under Harry Cohn. Griffith died of a heart attack on October 12, 1958 in Hollywood.

Tarzan of the Apes: Featured Gordon Griffith
http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0503.html
Gordon Griffith: Tarzan Screen Shots
http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0503a.html
*** "Tarzan and the Champion," written and illustrated by John Celardo, began July 4, 1965, and ran for 15 Sundays.

Directory to John Celardo Tarzan Sunday Pages
http://www.erbzine.com/mag46/4601.html
Celardo Tarzan Daily Strips: First of 4 pages:
http://www.erbzine.com/mag38/3801.html
*** ERB Bio Timeline Notes:

1895: Edgar Rice Burroughs was offered the position of Assistant Commandant at MMA - an office which included the duties of cavalry and gatling gun instructor, tactical officer, Foot-Ball/ Baseball manager & geology prof. Years later he used this knowledge in future stories about the prehistoric.
1939: ERB Noted:  "I superintended the detonation of firecrackers and radio bombs for three hours in the morning and took them to the American Legion Circus and Fireworks Display at the Coliseum in the evening. There were more than 72,000 people there, but with my chauffeur dragging one of the kids by the wrist  and I the other we managed to wriggle in and out without losing either of them."
1939: Lou Gehrig, who once expressed an interest in being a movie Tarzan, retired from Major League Baseball .
1940: Florence was stung on the heel by a centipede at a fireworks celebration on the beach.
ERB Bio Timeline
http://www.ERBzine.com


JULY 5

USS Cahaba (AO-82) with Correspondent ERB on board fuels USS Iowa & USS Shangri-La in 1945 ~
ERB's Article from the Cahaba in Honolulu Advertiser ~ ERB Heroines by Frazetta ~ Tarzan panels from Morrow's "Winds of Change" strip
*** ERB didn't spend World War II relaxing next to a cabana, but he did spend some time aboard a Navy ship known as the Cahaba.
The ship carried war planes and big guns for its defense, but -- had an enemy shell ever struck it -- the ship, its crew, and ERB as well, would have been "history." Reason: The ship was an a Navy oil tanker. In an article he wrote June 10, 1945, but not published until July 5, in the Honolulu Advertiser, ERB described it this way:
"Although not a combat ship, we are adequately armed and well equipped with the latest scientific instruments for our own protection. However, with our enormous inflammable and explosive cargo, augmented by the considerable store of ammunition we must carry, we appear to an innocent bystander like this correspondent, to be an accident going somewhere to happen."
Read his full article, Tanker Like 'Accident About to Happen,' Burroughs Feels.
Tanker Like 'Accident About to Happen,': ERB article
http://www.erbzine.com/mag2/0213.html#5
ERB Reports from the USS
http://www.erbzine.com/mag33/3369.html

Off-Site Reference
Chahaba Wiki


*** On July 5, 1946, the bikini bathing suit, created by Louis Reard, made its debut during a fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris. Micheline Bernardini wore the two-piece outfit. Perhaps Reard got the idea from reading for the daring costume by a book by Edgar Rice Burroughs or a movie based on his characters.
Frazetta ERB Heroines with "bikinis"
http://www.erbzine.com/cards/art/ffgirlsall.jpg
ERB Art by Frank Frazetta
http://www.ERBzine.com/ff

Off-Site Reference
Bernardini in Wikipedia


*** 1899:  Ed along with friends R. H. Patchin and Frank Martin travelled in a private railway car as guests of Frank's father Colonel L.M. Martin from Chicago, New York, Quebec, Toronto and back to Chicago. They became involved in a brawl with hoodlums in Toronto. Ed was rapped on the head and was taken to the hospital at 2 am to have the wound sewed up.  He suffered headaches for years from the blow he received in the fight, and even attributed a number of short periods of amnesia to the rap. Another consequence of the injury was a prominent Tarzan-like scar on his forehead and a lifelong infliction of nightmares and dream fantasies.
ERB Attacked in Toronto
http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1177.html
***"Tarzan and the Zomangani," by John Celardo and Dick Van Buren, began July 5, 1954, and ran for 80 days. The zomangani are identified in the strip as the "cave-dwelling enemies of the tarmangani."

Tarzan and the Zomangani: All 80 Celardo strips
http://www.erbzine.com/mag38/3820.html
*** "The Winds of Change," by Gray Morrow and Don Kraar, began on July 5, 1987, and ran for a total of 12 Sundays.

The Winds of Change: All 12 Tarzan strips
http://www.erbzine.com/mag35/3521.html
ERB BIO TIMELINE NOTES

*** 1918: ERB was always happy to sign another deal for publication of his popular new book: The rights for a foreign edition of "Tarzan of the Apes" was sold to Hasselbalch, of Copenhagen, Denmark, July 5, 1918.
*** 1927: Ed was unhappy over Methuen's deletions and alterations of his text. He advised them to use the full text of the McClurg edition for their upcoming WAR CHIEF  release
*** 1932: Hulbert made a tour of eastern cities, making contacts with radio stations and advertisers. Neebe turned down a offer to work in sales and promotion.
ERB Bio Timeline
http://www.ERBzine.com/bio
 
 


JULY 6

Frank Westwood's and Rod Jackson's Fantastic Worlds of ERB ~ Iron Mole in Frank's Garden and off to the Museum ~
Laurence Dunn & Greystoke Castle ~ England Greystoke ECOF Fans ~ Frank Westwood and the "At The Earth's Core" Movie Iron Mole
*** A unique fan gathering began July 6 in 1988, when ERB enthusiasts assembled in Great Britain for the ECOF in Merry Olde England. The events included dinner at a castle in the community of Greystoke. Laurence Dunn reported on the events in ERBzine.There's also a photo page, which includes views of fans, the Iron Mole in Frank Westwood's yard, a Greystoke street sign, and two photos of Donna the barmaid, whose story is told in the text.
Greystoke ECOF 1988 Report by Laurence Dunn
http://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0439.html
UK ECOF Photo Page
http://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0439p.html
1997 ERB London-Greystoke Gathering
http://www.erbzine.com/mag16/1689.html
Image of the Westwood Iron Mole in his garden
http://www.erbzine.com/mag21/mole.jpg
*** Frank Westwood
passed away in 2013. Whatever became of the Iron Mole movie prop he so happily displayed? I checked with some British fans, Laurence Dunn, Martin Smiddy and Rod Jackson, who became the editor of the fanzine, "Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs," after Frank passed on. Laurence told me that Frank had donated the Mole to a private museum where it was to be restored, as "Several of the grinding teeth were broken, the motor had rusted up, etc."
Rod Jackson's Fantastic Worlds #30/31 featured a newspaper article from Chatham News in Kent of March 20, 1992, which featured a photo of the Mole being moved into a "prime viewing position" at the museum operated by Alan Heaver. Read the article in the ERBzine reprint of the Fantastic Worlds page and also in At The Earth's Core movie page. It is also featured in the accompanying photo banner above.

Rod lamented that the museum site "closed as an attraction in 2001 and I am afraid that I do not know what happened to the model after that." Rod also checked with Frank's family and Doreen did not know either. Laurence added that his searches on the internet revealed no answer. One might speculate that the Mole somehow became activated and drilled its way back to Pellucidar. Or maybe it will be rescued yet again from wherever it is and once again be on public display. At least it, and the other two models, live on in the film and at least it had a place in the sun in Frank's garden for awhile. The actual article clipping can  be viewed in "Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs" #30/31, Summer 1992, on Bill Hillman's ERBzine 5058.
"Fantastic Worlds of ERB" #30/31, Summer 1992
http://www.erbzine.com/mag50/5058.html
Article Image:
http://www.erbzine.com/mag50/fw303109.jpg
More on the Fate of the Iron Mole in our Movie Page
http://www.erbzine.com/mag30/3031.html
60 Back Issues of Fantastic Worlds of ERB Fanzine
http://www.ERBzine.com/westwood


"American Tarzan," a short-lived reality series on The Discovery Channel, premiered July 6, 2016. Even with the extra public attention to Tarzan as a result of the new movie, "The Legend of Tarzan," playing in movie theaters across the nation at the same time, the TV series couldn't survive the ratings. There was nothing particularly wrong with the program. It was well conceived and well filmed, with several contestants, men and women, taking on challenging natural obstacles in a race to be the "American Tarzan." It's only real problem was simply that it didn't catch the fancy of enough viewers. After all, as every schoolboy knows, Tarzan is British, and Tarzan wears only a loincloth! Maybe "American Tarzan" should have been filmed more like "Naked and Afraid," without the "Afraid" part.
Off-Site References
American Tarzan's four episodes
Introductory article
*** 1925: Influenced by the Scopes Trial, Ed wrote a pro-evolution article for the newspapers of the International Press Bureau & Universal Service. He had Darwin books in his personal library -- one of them with his sketch of a large crouching ape and the word "Grandpa". ERB taught geology at MMA.

EVOLUTION HELD UNDENIABLE: ERB's Scopes Trial Report
http://www.erbzine.com/mag14/1434.html
ERB Bio Timeline Notes:

*** 1939: Ed wrote: "Jack and Jane live in one of my houses here at Tarzana, and I see Jack often. Hulbert gets out here occasionally, but I do not often see Joan, though we often visit over the telephone. Hulbert recently returned from a magazine assignment in Nevada where he made photographs and obtained data for an article on ancient Indian culture. He damned near killed himself climbing a mountain under a broiling sun, and when he reached the top would have been struck by a rattle snake had his companion not saved him. He has always been bugs on climbing, and I hope this experience has gotten it out of his system. I never could climb anything over four feet high without getting the jitters. Even when I see pictures of people climbing mountains I fold like an umbrella." "Charlie Rosenberger died some time ago. I haven't seen any of them for over five years."
*** 1939:  Ed Wrote: "Original editions of Tarzan of the Apes are now collectors' items. Scribner's had one in 1936 which it quoted at $25. It is practically impossible to get one now. I didn't have one; and it took me nearly two years to get one, circularizing my fan list and advertising in one of my novels."
ERB Bio Timeline
http://www.ERBzine.com/bio


JULY 7

The Tarzan Yell Through the Years ~ Tarzan's Cabin as Envisioned by Artists
Burne Hogarth and David Burton ~ Travis Fimmell amd Sarah Wayne Callies: WB TV Tarzan
*** Tarzan's cabin -- his "Symbolic Home" -- was the subject of an essay dated July 7, 2000, by David A. "Nkima" Adams.
"Much of the action of this first appearance of Tarzan," he wrote, "takes place in or around this cabin on the shore, in fact, the cabin itself might be considered to be symbolic of Tarzan himself. Both the cabin and Tarzan stand perched upon the very edge of two worlds -- one civilized, one savage."
The article, illustrated by Bill Hillman with scenes of the cabin by various artists, may be read in ERBzine 0445. I searched online for a photo of what I think Tarzan's cabin might have actually looked like, and found the one that accompanies this post. And, in reading the article, I learned that it was built by a man who isn't...but has been called...a "Tarzan":
Tarzan's cabin -- his "Symbolic Home"
http://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0445.html
David Burton Tarzan Sketches
http://www.erbzine.com/mag17/1714.html
Tarzan's Cabin in Miniature by Bobbie Rucker
http://www.erbzine.com/mag63/ruckercabin.jpg

Off-Site Reference
Florida Tarzan Cabin


*** Speaking of "Pretenders to the Vine," the cover of TV Guide on July 7, 2003, proclaimed: "TV's New Tarzan!" But when you looked at the photo all you saw was Travis Fimmel. Nonetheless, Ivana Chubbuck, Fimmel's acting coach who, of course, had a vested interest in the series, said, "Travis is a lot like Tarzan. He's raw and he's primal." That, added the TV Guide writer,
"Pretenders to the Vine" article: Travis Fimmel
http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0531.html#Wild%20Man
WB TV Tarzan: Episode Titles - Credits - Reviews
http://www.erbzine.com/mag0/0014.html#Warner
*** But back to the "real" Tarzan...the one who does that Tarzan yell. But which Tarzan yell? Johnny Weissmuller's? Elmo Lincoln's? Alexander Skarsgard's? Disney's? Baltimore's Rouse & Company took eight minutes in a July 7, 2016, broadcast to review the history of Tarzan films and yells, interspersed with laughing at their own jokes. If you listen to all eight minutes, you will hear the Elmo Lincoln yell more times than you have probably heard it in your whole life! Perhaps Ripley's Believe It Or Not should consider this: Lincoln was a silent film Tarzan, but had a yell. Lambert was a sound film Tarzan, but didn't. The trio either didn't know about or didn't bother with Frank Merrill's yell, but Bill Hillman has it, along with the Evolution of the Tarzan Yell in ERBzine.

Evolution of the Tarzan Yell: Part I
http://www.erbzine.com/mag14/1482.html
Evolution of the Tarzan Yell: Part II
http://www.erbzine.com/mag19/1929.html
Tarzan Yell Through the Years Poster
http://www.erbzine.com/cards/film/yellall.jpg

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