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OCT 8 ~ OCT 9 ~ OCT 10
OCT 11 ~ OCT 12 ~ OCT 13 ~ OCT 14

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OCTOBER 8

The Efficiency Expert: House of Greystoke ed.: Frazetta art, 1921 Pulps: Mulford art in 1st
Land Time Forgot: 3rd Blue Book, Trilogy reprints in 1927 Amazing, ~ Forbidden City: Whitman reprint, Sgroi art
*** On Oct. 8, 1916, Bowen Tyler Jr. sat down and wrote the last four chapters of his adventures, which would eventually be published under the title of “The Land That Time Forgot." Bowen says he was alone when he wrote those last few pages to consign, with the rest of the story, to a bottle, which he would toss into the sea. But the last page of his manuscript tells how he and Lys La Rue got together at last as man and wife, wed under the laws of Caspak – laws which Bowen and Lys, being the most civilized form of life there, wrote themselves.
But if Bowen was alone when he wrote the last part of the story, that means he must have left Lys at home to sweep out the cave while he went about his business. No doubt, when he got back, he would discover that she had been kidnapped by caveman ruffians in his absence. That's the way it is in the world of ERB, as well as in the world of Caspak!
The Land That Time Forgot: Illustrated Bibliography
http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0766.html
The Land That Time Forgot: Complete Trilogy in e-Text
http://www.erbzine.com/craft/o8ltf.html
The Land That Time Forgot: 1975 Film: 2 Parts
http://www.erbzine.com/mag21/2117.html
http://www.erbzine.com/mag23/2348.html

Off-Site Reference
Story Summary


*** Meanwhile, on Oct. 8, 1921, the first of four parts of ERB's “The Efficiency Expert” appeared in Argosy All-Story Weekly. Since the magazine sold for 10 cents, a reader would pay 40 cents for the whole story, the same price that one had to pay to get a complete Burroughs story in paperback from Ace Books a little over 40 years later! What a deal!
. The cover of the magazine shows a man looking at a woman through the window of an automobile. The man is not Jimmy Torrance, hero of the book, but a somewhat shady character (though with a heart of gold), known as the Lizard, and the woman is Edith Hudson.
Efficiency Expert in Illustrated Pulp Bibliography
http://www.erbzine.com/mag2/0224.html
The Efficiency Expert: Illustrated Bibliography
http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0768.html
The Efficiency Expert: Original Pulp Text
http://www.erbzine.com/craft/pulp/Efficiency_Expert.html

Off-Site Reference
Story Summarized



A bit more expensive than an Ace book, though, were Whitman hardbacks, at 49 cents each. The ERB Events of two days ago noted the 1952 appearance, in DJ, of Whitman's abridged editions of “Tarzan and the City of Gold” and “Tarzan and the Forbidden City.” On this date, Oct. 8, in 1954, Whitman published the printed-cover edition of “Forbidden City” with interior illustrations by Tony Sgroi instead of Jesse Marsh, whose interior art had been used in the first Whitman edition of that title Whitman’s companion volume, their followup edition of “City of Gold,” had come out in July of that year.
Tarzan and the Forbidden City: Illustrated Bibliography
http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0729.html
Forbidden adapted for Diamond of Asher radio serial
(Synopsis of every episode by Bill Hillman)
http://www.erbzine.com/mag1/0144.html
Listen to all 39 Diamond of Asher radio shows
http://www.erbzine.com/mag31/3140.html

*** 1932: Terrace Drive Murder appears in Script Mag
http://www.erbzine.com/mag0/0046.html
*** 1949: This month the Sunday Tarzan strip format was changed from tab to half-page

ERB Bio Timeline and Annotated Calendar
http://www.ERBzine.com/bio
http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0570.html


OCTOBER 9

Carthoris: son of John Carter & Dejah Thoris: Ivie Art ~ 3 Cartoons by ERB ~ Fredrik Ekman (R) & Jim Hadac (L)
Great Chicago Fire ~ ERB's "Men of the Bronze Age" (Savage Pellucidar from ERBbooks)
*** In some of his stories, ERB gives exact dates for certain events, such as the dates he lists in “The Land That Time Forgot”. However, the determination of some dates in stories is left up to fans such as Fredrik Ekman, James Michael Moody, Alan Hanson, Philip Jose Farmer and others. It requires a lot of research to coordinate ERB references to actual world events, and sometimes these dedicated date detectives come to different conclusions.
If Ekman’s research is correct, then on this date, on Barsoom, corresponding to our Earth date of Oct. 9, 1866, the oviparous Martian Dejah Thoris laid the egg that contained the ingredients for Carthoris.
But would that be considered Carthoris's "birthday," or would his birthday, on Mars, be the date five years later that he actually broke free of his egg and pounded on the door of the incubator until they let him out, then crawled up on Dejah's lap, and said his first words: "Where's Da-Da?"
In any case, Ekman attests to the fact that it IS, at least, the day there was some visible form of what was to become Carthoris.
Both John Lennon and his son, Sean, were born on this date, Oct. 9, John in 1940 and Sean in 1975. That has nothing to do with Edgar Rice Burroughs, except to point out that Carthoris shares a birthday of sorts (Oct. 9 in 1866) with these musical men. Imagine! To understand how he arrived at his dates, one needs to read Ekman's articles in ERBzine:
Ekman Chronology for ERB Mars Novels
http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0507.html
Fredrik Ekman meets The Red Hawk:
http://www.erbzine.com/mag23/2309.html
Ivie Mars art and John Martin's Gods of Mars Poem
http://www.erbzine.com/mag51/5159.html
Collage of Larry Ivie Gods of Mars Art
http://www.erbzine.com/cards/biblio/godspoemall.jpg
John Lennon Tributes in Hillman Musical Odyssey
http://www.hillmanweb.com/beatles4/john
***
Also on this day in 1903, ERB drew a cartoon and mailed it to his father for his birthday, telling him that he was taking a correspondence course in drawing and that he still hoped to be a cartoonist. If he had, most people on this list would probably not know each other! Many examples of ERB's cartoon work are featured across the ERBzine site.
The Art of Edgar Rice Burroughs (11 Pages)
http://www.erbzine.com/mag27/2760.html
ERB Political Cartoon Collage
http://www.erbzine.com/cards/erb/erbart1cartoonsall.jpg
***
1871: October 8-10: The Burroughs family watched the great Chicago fire from the roof of their large, leased, three-story brick townhouse at 650 Washington Boulevard on the West Side. (Washington Blvd. was where Mary Todd Lincoln chose to live after the assassination of her husband in 1865.)
Major George Tyler Burroughs, Sr. and the Chicago Fire
http://www.erbzine.com/mag9/0942.html
Annotated Illustrated ERB Calendar of Events: October
http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0570.html
*** 1940: October 9 (Hawaii): ERB noted that although it was very hot, he managed to write "...4000 words today" for the Pellucidar novelette which would become "Men of the Bronze Age." This story would becom part of the novel "Savage Pellucidar" finally published in Canaveral Press: November 25, 1963 followed by numerous paperback editions from Ace and Ballantine. Still later, in October 2018, ERBbooks.com, endorsed by ERB, Inc., released a gorgeous special edition with an amazing collection of illustrations by artists such as Grindberg, Frazetta, Jusko and St. John, Takebe, and Ivie

Men of the Bronze Age Summary
http://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0453.html
Bronze Age compiled in Savage Pellucidar
http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0747.html
Savage Pellucidar: ERBbooks authorized by ERB, Inc.
http://www.erbzine.com/mag62/6264.html

Off-Site Reference:
Savage Pellucidar Special Edition from ERBbooks


***1918: October 9: Although the rest of the family seem to have escaped the flu, Hulbert shows symptoms which Ed hopes is the lighter Spanish Influenza.
ERB Bio Timeline
http://www.erbzine.com/bio/
Annotated Illustrated ERB Calendar of Events: October
http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0570.html


OCTOBER 10

A Princess of Mars: 1st ed. McClurg with cover and interior art by Frank Schoonover
The Tarzan Twins: Volland ed. with Donald Grant art, Canaveral and Big Little Book editions
*** It was an exciting day for fans of the new author, Edgar Rice Burroughs, when the book version of "A Princess of Mars" was published on Oct. 10, 1917.
Now, at last, they could toss out that old pulp version that the wife had been nagging them about and place a "real" book onto the shelf, one with sturdier pages, a protective hard cover, a full-color jacket and five interior illustrations by Frank Schoonover. Dedication was: "To My Son Jack."
“Princess” had been ERB's first story to see print (in magazine form in 1912), even before the eventual flagship title of "Tarzan of the Apes," and now, at last, it was getting the treatment it deserved. Fans could only hope, back then, that parts two and three of the trilogy, which had also appeared in pulp magazines by that time, would soon show up in books as well. Then, they could get rid of the ratty old pulps containing those stories, too. The wife would be very happy.
*** ERB's original story, the magazine version of which brought him $400 with which to feed his income-less family, has certainly come a long way, in the 106 years since it first appeared on the product of a tree and the 101 years since it first found its way between hard covers. Nowadays, a copy of "Princess" is as close as one's computer keyboard, where can either summon up the story via Project Gutenberg, or one can go to any number of websites to order a copy of the book from any number of publishers.
The story has been published in book form by multiple companies: A.C. McClurg & Co., Grosset & Dunlap, Doubleday, Quiet Vision, Methuen, Ballantine, Dover, Easton Press, Bison, Del-Rey, Penguin, Wildside and more, as well as in uncountable foreign editions.
*** There are various print-on-demand versions (Let the buyer beware) and at least one facsimilie pulp reprint, made from a pulp that someone saved in spite of his unhappy wife.
How many copies of “A Princess of Mars” do you own? How many are hardbacks and how many are paperbacks? Do they bear the title of “Princess” or the title “Under the Moons of Mars”? Do you have it on a CD or a cassette tape? Do you have a copy in which it is bound with its sequels, “Gods of Mars” and “Warlord of Mars”? Do you have a copy of the edition where it is bound with “A Fighting Man of Mars,” or perhaps the book where it is bound with “At the Earth's Core?”
A Princess of Mars overview with history, covers, art, links:
http://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0421.html
A Princess of Mars: Read the entire e-text
http://www.erbzine.com/craft/m1pm.html
Collage of the Schoonover art
http://www.erbzine.com/cards/art/princessall.jpg
"Princess" Study Guide Log Notes by Bill Hillman
http://www.erbzine.com/mag12/1286.html
"The Martian" 31 UK Sun Strips
http://www.erbzine.com/mag13/1388.html

Off-Site Reference
Tangor et al summary


*** "Princess" was not the only ERB book to first appear on Oct. 10, though. Exactly 10 years later, Oct. 10, 1927, Volland published an ERB book written especially for young people -- "The Tarzan Twins." It was a very special edition, with slipcase and colored pictures. There was a sequel to it with the long title of "Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins and Jad-bal-ja The Golden Lion." By the time you had finished reading the title, you had read half the book. “The Tarzan Twins” featured the adventures of Dick and Doc in wild Africa.
Illustrations were by Donald Grant and the dedication read: "To Joan, Hulbert and Jack, who were brought up on Tarzan stories, this volume is affectionately dedicated by their father." Both stories were combined in the '60s in the
The Tarzan Twins: History, Covers, Art, Comics
http://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0498.html
The Tarzan Twins: Read the e-Text
http://www.erbzine.com/craft/twins.html
Collage of the many covers:
http://www.erbzine.com/cards/biblio/tarzantwinsall.jpg
Morphology of a Folktale by ERB: Article by David Adams
http://www.erbzine.com/mag13/1367.html


OCTOBER 11

The Return of Tarzan (Tarzan of the Apes sequel): two Wyeth covers of New Story's 7-Pt debut serialization
Minidoka: ERB's first book: St. John Cover and two of ERB's interior cartoon illustrations
*** There are always those who are ready to offer free advice. The trick is in knowing which advice to take and which to ignore.
Edgar Rice Burroughs was very successful as a writer and there were plenty of people out there wanting to give him advice about what he should write and how he should write it. Most of these "advisors" were called "editors," and probably the only thing as annoying to an author as an editor would be script writers who, of course, also have editors.
Thomas Newell Metcalf was managing editor of The All-Story magazine and he knew he had a winner when he saw the public reaction to the stories of ERB that he published Metcalf became the first editor to dish out free advice to ERB,, and some of that advice was contained in a letter he wrote to ERB on Oct. 11, 1912.
In urging ERB to write a sequel to “Tarzan of the Apes,” Metcalf advised: "I have been wondering whether it would not be possible to have him [Tarzan], after receiving his conge from the girl, make a stagger at being highly civilized in some effete metropolis such as London, Paris or New York, where he very quickly finds the alleged diversions of civilization to be only as ashes in his mouth."
It looks like Metcalf was right on target. That's how ERB began “The Return of Tarzan,” whether a result of Metcalf's suggestion or his own fertile mind.
However, from there, Metcalf's advice pretty much went downhill. Metcalf's idea of Tarzan's eventual return to the jungle would have taken this form: "For a while, of course, he tried to persuade himself into believing that he is happy once more. He very likely develops extreme cruelty and runs the gamut of doing all kinds of almost insane things with the various animals and also with the blacks."
Then, Metcalf suggested that ERB have Tarzan give up on civilization and return to the jungle. Well, that happened, kind of. Tarzan didn't entirely give up on civilization. In fact, he was working as a government agent when circumstances landed him back in his jungle. It had not been a deliberate decision.
Metcalf suggested, in the letter, that Tarzan "...decides that the only thing he can do is to go back to the woods and again rule the apes." It sounds more like Metcalf was pitching the story, many years in advance, for the movie “Greystoke, the Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes”!
And then Metcalf, assuming that Jane will marry William Clayton, comes up with this scenario for a new love for Tarzan: "Then I was wondering whether it might not in some way be possible to introduce a young woman, whose childhood and youth had been spent exactly as had Tarzan's. She had been somehow marooned in the wilderness and, as Tarzan, had grown up to be a savage."
Well, ERB did give us Olga de Coude and La, neither of whom quite fit that bill, but ERB already knew all along that William Clayton was going to disgrace himself in front of his bride-to-be and then waste away from starvation, leaving the field clear for Tarzan and Jane to marry eventually.
After all, ERB got the whole story in advance from someone who had no business to tell it to him or any other!
As for his lasting impression of editors, ERB had this to say about them in one of his last books:
"I am passing it on just as I first saw it, but I can't guarantee that it will come to you just as it was typed that night, for it must pass through the hands of editors and an editor would edit the word of God." -- Foreword, Beyond the Farthest Star
Metcalf’s Correspondence with ERB
http://www.erbzine.com/mag28/2834.html
The Return of Tarzan: History, St. John and other art
http://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0484.html
The Return of Tarzan: Full story in e-Text
http://www.erbzine.com/craft/t2rt.html
Collage of the St. John Headpiece Art from "Return"
http://www.erbzine.com/cards/art/stjohnreturnart.jpg
1903 (circa): ERB wrote his first piece of fiction: Minidoka 937th Earl of One Mile Series M. An Historical Fairy Tale - 82 pages handwritten on the backs of letterheads and odd sheets of paper. This was written over nine years before his first published novel. It was not published until 1998 by Dark Horse Comics, Inc. ~ Edited by Peet Janes ~  Hardcover ~ 64 pages ~ $14.95. The special edition with slipcase featured cover and interior art by Michael Wm. Kaluta interiors. The regular edition featured cover art by J. Allen St. John and also featured cartoon art by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Minidoka: History, ERB Art, Reviews, Covers
http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0753.html
ERB's Practice Run At His Career: Minidoka: Prindle Article
http://www.erbzine.com/mag13/1328.html
ERB / Idaho Connection: Multi-Page Series by Bill Hillman
http://www.erbzine.com/idaho
*** 1919: A review inMoving Picture Herald magazine praises The Oakdale Affair film

The Oakdale Affair: 1919 Film
http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0765a.html

Off-Site References
Moving Picture World 1919
Early Cinema Magazines


*** 1904: Ed tried a series of jobs: a high-rise timekeeper, door-to-door book salesman, seller of electric light bulbs to janitors and candy to drugstores, accountant and office manager, etc.
*** 1938: Burroughses arrive home at Tarzana having driven down the coast from Vancouver after sailing on the Empress of Japan from Honolulu where they spent their honeymoon.
ERB Bio Timeline
http://www.erbzine.com/bio/
Annotated Illustrated ERB Calendar of Events: October
http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0570.html


OCTOBER 12

Charles King: ERB's Mentor and Commandant at Michigan Military Academy: Veteran of 5 US Wars
and Prolific Author ~ Gordon Griffith: Played the young Tarzan in Tarzan of the Apes 1918
*** Charles King was born Oct. 12, 1844, in Albany, N.Y., and had a lasting influence on Edgar Rice Burroughs.
King, who had a 70-year military career, is the only soldier to have fought in five wars, beginning with the Civil War "when, as a teenager, he served as a mounted orderly for the Iron Brigade under his father, Brigadier General Rufus King of the Wisconsin Volunteers."
In 1892 King took over as commandant of the Michigan Military Academy at Orchard Lake. King liked cadet Edgar Rice Burroughs and saw potential in him, but at one point he had to send a telegram to the ERB's father saying, "Your son deserted Thursday. Letter will follow." An excerpt from the follow-up letter read: “Cadet Burroughs’ offenses have been most serious, but not irretrievably so. He has been reckless; not vicious. He has found friends here including the Commandant, who best knew the boy in the Cavalry squad and on drill, and it is not impossible for him to return and wipe out his past.”
Since the letter held the door open for the return of a repentant cadet, ERB did return and exceled, and the lifetime friendship was cemented.
“I think it was the word ‘deserted’ in the telegram that got me,” he said, “and the next day I was back at Orchard Lake walking punishment.”
ERB and King corresponded until King's death in 1933.
King was also a literary contemporary of ERB, writing numerous books on the history of the cavalry and Indians out west.
Charles King Tribute
http://www.ERBzine.com/king
The ERB / Charles King Connection
http://www.erbzine.com/mag12/1268.html
Charles King Bibliography
http://www.erbzine.com/mag2/0211.html
Charles King Photo Collage
http://www.erbzine.com/cards/kingall.jpg
*** Gordon Griffith, who played young Tarzan in the first movie, died on Oct. 12, 1958.

Griffith is one of three candidates for the title of "first Tarzan," since he played the part of young Tarzan in the first Tarzan movie, “Tarzan of the Apes.” (The other candidates are Elmo Lincoln, the front-runner, and Stellan Windrow, the front tree-silhouetter).
Griffith also played in “The Romance of Tarzan,” “The Adventures of Tarzan” and “The Son of Tarzan.”
Gordon Griffith: Tarzan of the Apes 1918 Screen Captures
http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0503a.html
Griffith: Young Tarzan Screen Capture Collage
http://www.ERBzine.com/cards/film2/gordongriffithall.jpg
Tarzan of the Apes 1918: ERBzine Silver Screen
http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0503.html
ERBzine Silver Screen: All the ERB Movies
http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0502.html

Off-Site reference
Griffith in IMDB


*** 1942: Ed wrote Caryl Lee suggesting that she keep the Burroughs name now that her mother has remarried.
Lost Words of ERB
http://www.erbzine.com/mag2/0219.html
*** 1946:  Ed is visited by four fans: "A Mr. Evans and his daughter, Mr. Ackerman, and 'Tigrina', a pretty blonde."

Forry Ackerman visits ERB
http://www.erbzine.com/mag2/0211.html


OCTOBER 13

George Tyler Burroughs: ERB's father ~ Romance of Tarzan: stars Elmo Lincoln and Enid Markey
Joyce MacKenzie and Lex Barker ~ Studley Burroughs ~ Joan Burroughs and James Pierce
*** 1946: Following tradition, Ed Burroughs observed his father's 113th birthday on this date. George Tyler Burroughs was born on October 13, 1833. Major Burroughs died on February 14, 1913.
George Tyler Burroughs Bio and Tribute
http://www.erbzine.com/mag9/0942.html
Major George Tyler Burroughs, Sr.: In Memorium
http://www.erbzine.com/mag9/0943.html
George Tyler Burroughs Photo Collage
http://www.erbzine.com/cards/erb/gtball.jpg
Major's Civil War Exploits in wife's Memoirs of a War Bride.
http://www.erbzine.com/mag9/0920.html

*** "The Romance of Tarzan" was released that day in 1918, starring beefy heartthrob Elmo Lincoln, along with Enid Markey, his Jane from "Tarzan of the Apes." Romance of Tarzan opened at the Strand Theatre in NYC
The Romance of Tarzan: Credits, Photos, Reviews
http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0504.html
*** A few years later, on Oct. 13, 1929, Joyce MacKenzie was born in Redwood City, Calif. She would grow up to be one of Tarzan's one-shot Janes, starring opposite Lex Barker in "Tarzan and the She-Devil." No, it wasn't a film based on an adaptation of "The Taming of the Shrew," as Jane was not the She-Devil. That part went to Monique van Vooren who, by way, was not born on Oct. 13 of any year. The She-Devil was Lyra and was allowed to dress halfway decently and was not required to wear a bone through her nose.

Oct. 13 in ERB history is a day to dwell on Jane.
The real devil of the film, though, was a he-devil, played by Raymond Burr, who was the villainous Vargo. Joyce played opposite Burr again in the early 60s, when she appeared in an episode of "Perry Mason," "The Case of the Duplicate Daughter." When "Anniversaries of ERB" was first presented on the erb-list and ercof email discussion lists, ERB fan Gerald Spannraft offered a followup comment about Raymond Burr:
"Several years ago I sent Raymond Burr a b/w photo of She Devil along with a self addressed stamped envelope,” said Gerry. “Several years went by without any response. One morning I saw an article in the paper that Burr had died. That afternoon in the mail I received my photo autographed by Burr. I called his agent who said Burr spent the last few weeks of his life tying up all loose ends. When I told Denny [Miller] he confirmed that Burr was a great guy and doing what he did on his death bed was typical. I wish I could have met this wonderful gentleman."
Tarzan and the She-Devil: Credits, Photos, Reviews
http://www.erbzine.com/mag19/1952.html
Joyce MacKenzie Photo Collage
http://www.erbzine.com/cards/film/mackenzieall.jpg
Tarzan and the She-Devil: Lobby Display
http://www.erbzine.com/mag19/1952a.html
Tarzan and the She-Devil: 3-D Trading Cards
http://www.erbzine.com/mag19/1952b.html

*** 1930: Ed wrote nephew Studley Burroughs that he had given $10,000 to son-in-law James Pierce who had gone into business with the Cal.Vitamine Co. to develop a new chicken feed made from dehydrated oranges
Studley Oldham Burroughs Bio and Tribue:
http://www.erbzine.com/mag0/0053.html
ERB's Special Bookplatge Created by Studley
http://www.erbzine.com/cards/art/sobbookplate.jpg


OCTOBER 14

ERB: 1929 pose in his old RR Cop uniform ~ Burroughs Tarzana Burial Tree: ERB and Mother ashes, Jim Sullos,
Danton Burroughs, Hillmans ~ Benita Hume (L) with O'Sullivan and Weissmuller ~ James Bond Tarzan Yell
*** As a fiction writer, ERB was self-employed for the last half of his life, but he was wise enough to hang onto any references from past jobs, just in case.
Prior to the 2011 Dum Dum in Pocatello, Idaho, Bill Hillman put together a special ERBzine page featuring memories of ERB’s activities in, or related to, that part of the country, including his job as a railroad policeman in Utah after he left Idaho the second time. On this web page is a scan of a document from the Oregon Short Line Railroad Company which certifies that he had been employed on “…the Utah Division, as Depot policeman. Entered service May 9, 1904, at Salt Lake City, Utah. Resigned October 14th, 1904. Conduct, services and capabilities satisfactory."
The document is at the top of this page, so you won’t have to look far to find it, but scroll on down and enjoy the rest of the features:
ERB in the Wild West
http://www.erbzine.com/wildwest
*** 1944: The family buried ERB's mother's ashes at the south side of the walnut tree in the front yard of the Burroughs offices in Tarzana. This was the same tree under which ERB's ashes were buried in 1950.

Danton Burroughs and the Burroughs Burial Tree in Tarzana
http://www.erbzine.com/dantonburroughs/5.html
*** Jane had a cousin named Rita. Jane Parker, not Jane Porter, that is. We learn this in the movie, "Tarzan Escapes," Rita is lucky that she also escaped, because the original version of the movie had her suffering a deserving death at the jaws of a crocodile. ERBzine says: "The original version, titled “The Capture of Tarzan,” was shown to preview audiences in 1935 and was heavily criticized for scenes of gruesome violence. MGM fired the director and ordered the film re-shot. This resulted in a watered down version meant to appeal to children but seemed to please no one."

In the revised script, Rita was able to live and, with fellow Parker cousin, Eric, return safely to London. the two had shown up in the bally jungle to try to persuade Jane to come back to civilization, but the movie closes with Tarzan and Jane as lovey-dovey as ever in their jungle habitat. Rita was played by Benita Hume, who was born Oct. 14, 1906, in London.
Tarzan Escapes: Film Credits, Photos, Info (6 parts)
http://www.erbzine.com/mag6/0618.html

Off-Site References
Benita Hume in IMDB


*** On a day like today, Oct. 14, we could talk about ERB's family gathering on the south side of the walnut tree at the Burroughs office in Tarzana to bury his mother's ashes, as they did in 1944.
Or, we could talk about something more bizarre -- such as Roger Moore doing the Tarzan yell as James Bond in “Octopussy”! After all, Moore was born Oct. 14, 1927, in Stockwell, London, England, so he fits into this date of ERB events…if somewhat dubiously! And so, after scouring the internet for fan comments on that scene, we share the following:
--“The lowest point is clearly the Tarzan yell from Octopussy” – from a fan discussion site.
--“Tsk tsk. Where to start. Maybe with the worst and work up. The Tarzan yell. What place does that have in a Bond film?” – another discussion site.
--“Still more point to its inappropriate rather juvenile schoolboy humor, from Bond's Tarzan yell to our heroes ogling over a young woman secretary's bust as a reason why the movie fails.” – from an amazon.com review
"Danny Peary wrote that Octopussy has slow spots, little humour, and villains who aren’t nearly of the calibre of Dr. No, Goldfinger, or Blofeld. Also, the filmmakers make the mistake of demeaning Bond by having him swing through the trees and emitting a Tarzan cry and having him hide in a gorilla suit and later disguise himself as a clown (whom all the kids at the circus laugh at). It’s as if they’re trying to remind us that everything is tongue-in-cheek, but that makes little sense, for the film is much more serious than typical Bond outings – in fact, it recalls the tone of From Russia with Love.”
“Bond swinging on vines to a Tarzan yell (definitely cheesy) is similar to the looping car jump in The Man With The Golden Gun.” --webomatica
“The Tarzan yell is just embarrassing.” – fan comment
“yeah the movie had some corny moments in it like him swinging from a vine and them playing the Tarzan yell and him being on that plane and never falling off and crap like that, which is why its one of my least favorite Moore Bond films, but yeah, Moore during the times when the script was serious, he did an extremely good job in his acting then.” – from discussion of “favorite Roger Moore Bond movie.”
“The most foolish elements of the film include a bizarre chase through the streets of New Delhi, Bond doing a Tarzan imitation, and an attack by circus performers on the villain's hideout.” – a movie discussion site
--Gee, did ANYbody LIKE that scene? Obviously scriptwriters are amused by the Tarzan yell as it has been inserted in many TV and Film scenes over the years -- it even found its way into Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
History of the Tarzan Yell I
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History of the Tarzan Yell II
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