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NOVEMBER CONTENTS: WEEK THREE
NOV 15 ~ NOV 16 ~ NOV 17
NOV 18 ~ NOV 19 ~ NOV 20 ~ NOV 21

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NOVEMBER 15

Hal Foster's Tarzan: with first George Carlin script ~ Man-Eater: First newspaper serial, Gil Kane DJ art
Land of Terror: Krenkel Canaveral & JCB ERB, Inc. DJs ~ JANES: Joanna Barnes and Enid Markey 
***1915: November 15-20: The New York Evening World ran "The Man-Eater" in six parts ($350).
    In the early 60s, when new fans plucked Ballantine Books off the stands to read the ERB stories, the list in the back of the book was also well-read. It listed titles of other Burroughs books and gave fans more things to look for. Some of those titles would be a long time coming, but others would soon appear on the book stands. To one unfamiliar with ERB, some of the titles were puzzling, and one such was "Beyond Thirty and the Man Eater." Was this just one story with an extra long title, or was it two stories? Ace Books eventually published "The Lost Continent" with parentheses revealing the original title was "Beyond Thirty." So that answered the question. However, fans would wait in vain for either Ballantine or Ace to publish "The Man-Eater", though the persistent fan would eventually discover how to obtain a copy. ERB himself didn't save a copy of this story for his files or, if he did, he forgot where he put it.
    "The Man-Eater" never appeared in a magazine serial like most of ERB's other stories, but was serialized in The New York Evening World beginning Nov. 15 in 1915. Newspapers were not made of material that aged well, and the story could easily have been lost forever. But at least ERB remembered that he wrote it, and that proved to be the key to the eventual rescue of the story.
    From John Martin's article at erblist.com: "...it's good to remember that a famous and dedicated fan made it possible for us to have this story. The late Darrell C. Richardson, an avid collector of Burroughs throughout his life, followed up a comment by Burroughs himself that he recalled having sold a story called 'Ben, King of Beasts,' to a New York newspaper. As Jim Thompson recounted in an ERBapa article, 'Richardson paid a research librarian to pursue this lead, and recovered the text of 'The Man-Eater'." ERB had written the story with the "Ben" title but the World had changed it.
    "The Man-Eater" was eventually made available as a typed and bound manuscript by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach's Fantasy Press in 1955, and saw its first hardbound version (the one sharing the volume with "Beyond Thirty") in 1957. Fantasy House (not to be confused with Fantasy Press) published a softcover version, akin to the size and shape of a folded road map, in 1974. However, a fan seeking to obtain a copy of it needs to know that the Fantasy House version does not contain the whole story, as the hard bound book edition does. The whole story may also be read in ERBzine.
    "The Man-Eater" in various versions, including a more recent trade paperback, can be found on ebay or at amazon. ERB Inc. will be republishing all of ERB's books over the next few years so there will eventually be another edition with exciting Joe Jusko art. In the meantime, "The Man-Eater" is currently being featured in comic strip form from ERB, Inc., written by Martin Powell, illustrated by Ronn Sutton and colored by Becka Kinzie:
The Man Eater: History ~ Art ~ Comics ~ Links
http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0762.html
The Man Eater: Read our eText Edition
http://www.erbzine.com/craft/maneater.html
The Man-Eater Graphic Version from ERB, Inc.
https://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/comics/

Off-Site Reference:
Martin Man-Eater Review


*** 1931: George Carlin replaced Rex Maxon for the scripting of the Tarzan Sunday Pages illustrated by Hal Foster. He held this job until it was taken on by Don Garden on July 1, 1934.
Foster Tarzan Sunday: OVER DESERT SANDS
See the ERBzine Hi-Def reprint from 1931.11.15 at:
http://www.erbzine.com/mag55/5509.html
*** 1962: In a letter to Vern Coriell, John Coleman Burroughs discussed his father's problems with grammar which had prompted him to hire an English teacher to proofread his writing. "This butchery did not last too long. Dad made the remark to us that while she perhaps knew more about grammar than he did, he suspected he knew more about writing stories than she. 'She has taken all the guts out of my bad writing,' he said."

John Coleman Burroughs Correspondence
http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1172.html
*** 1963: The Canaveral Press Edition of Land of Terror was released with 319 pages and Roy G. Krenkel: DJ art and seven interiors (all featured in ERBzine). The 2017 deluxe editions of the title were released in two collectible volumes: Burroughs (ERB, Inc.) and Grosset & Dunlap publisher styles by Jim Gerlach's ERBbooks. These gorgeous books were lavishly illustrated and were endorsed by ERB, Inc.

Land of Terror: History ~ Art ~ Editions ~ eText
http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0746.html
Land of Terror: Special Deluxe Editions in ERBbooks
http://www.erbzine.com/mag64/6476.html
Land of Terror in ERBbooks Collage
http://www.erbzine.com/mag62/landofterrorall.jpg
The Canaveral Press Story
http://www.erbzine.com/mag28/2805.html
*** 1981: Actress Enid Markey (1894.02.22-1981.11.15) died on this date. In a career on stage, screen, and television covering more than six decades, she is probably best known for two roles almost fifty years apart: The original Jane Porter in the first-ever Tarzan film (1918's "Tarzan of the Apes," opposite Elmo Lincoln's Tarzan and later in The Romance of Tarzan) and in the recurring role of Mrs. Mendlebright on "The Andy Griffith Show" in the 1960s. Author and Burroughs researcher, Brian Bohnett, wrote an excellent, fully illustrated book on her life and career: The Remarkable Enid Markey - First Lady of the Tarzan Films.

Tarzan of the Apes 1918 Film
http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0503.html
Enid Markey Articles
http://www.erbzine.com/mag29/2985.html
Enid Markey: Photo Gallery
http://www.erbzine.com/mag29/2985a.html
*** Another cinema Jane was born on this date in 1934. Joanna Barnes, who played Jane in 1959's "Tarzan the Ape-Man" opposite Denny Miller, was born in Boston and grew up to play roles in about 125 feature films or television episodes. Her film career has been followed by the distinction of being a successful novelist.

Tarzan the Ape-Man: Joanna Barnes Co-Star
http://www.erbzine.com/mag44/4499.html
Joanna Barnes Anecdote from Denny Miller
http://www.erbzine.com/mag45/4590.html
Ape-Man Lobby Display Photos II
http://www.erbzine.com/mag37/3729.html

Off-Site Reference
Barnes in IMDB


NOVEMBER 16

Denny Miller and Joanna Barnes ~ ERB's 1918 Oak Park Home ~ Patriotic Article ~ Girl from Hollywood: Pulp and Macaulay
 Pirates of Venus: Canaveral cover based on St. John art ~ Tarzan Twins for kids ~ Tarzan the Magnificent (1st half in pulp)
1921: November 16 - January 7, 1922: "The Penningtons" (The Girl from Hollywood) was written. It was accepted by Munsey's but rejected by McClurg. Other titles considered were: "Shannon", "Fetters of Snow", "The Snow Slave", "The Demon of the Snow", "Rancho del Ganado", "The Little Black Box" - and Davis' suggestion, "The Needlewoman."
    If things had turned out differently, fans could have had two ERB books shelved together which might have given the impression they were "supernatural" stories. One would have been "Apache Devil" and the other would have been "The Demon of the snow." However, the "Demon" title -- along with several others -- was rejected for what was eventually published as "The Girl from Hollywood". The "snow" in the title referred to cocaine, to which "the girl" was addicted prior to weaning herself off of it. ERB began writing the story on this date, tapping on the keys to begin: "The two horses picked their way carefully downward over the loose shale of the steep hillside."
The Girl from Hollywood: History ~ Covers ~ Articles
http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0769.html
The Girl from Hollywood: Read the entire e-Text:
http://www.erblist.com/erblist/ghollysum.html

Off-Site Reference
"Hollywood" Summary


*** On this date in 1962, Canaveral published "Pirates of Venus" and somehow resisted the temptation to use a cover picture of an Angan flying off with Duare, as most other publishers have chosen to do over the years. The cover illustration is by Sam Sigaloff, based on a J. Allen St. John illustration for an interior page of the original book.
Pirates of Venus: History ~ Art ~ Covers ~ Rare Items
http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0748.html
Pirates of Venus: Read the e-Text
http://www.erbzine.com/craft/v1pv.html

Off-Site Reference:
Summing up Pirates


1918: ERB published another in his series of patriotic articles: "Peace and the Militia" in Oak Parker.
Peace and the Militia: Article by ERB
http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1169.html
ERB/German Controversy
http://www.erbzine.com/mag32/3294.html
ERB: The War Years
http://www.erbzine.com/mag10/1019.html
*** 1918: Ed started plans for a move to California where he hoped to raise stock and live on a farm. The Linden Avenue residence in Oak Park is soon put up for sale.

ERB / Oak Park Connection
http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1194.html
ERB in Tarzana
http://www.tarzana.ca
E. R. Burroughs Buys Otis Miraflores Estate
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag13/1354.html
1925: "A Weird Adventure on Mars"
(Mastermind of Mars) is completed. It was rejected by Argosy, Popular Magazine, and Elks Magazine. It was finally published almost two years later in Amazing Annual with cover art by Frank R. Paul.
Mastermind of Mars
http://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0427.html
1926: ERB's book written for juveniles, The Tarzan Twins,
was started on this date and finished on January 15, 1927.
The Tarzan Twins:
http://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0498.html
The Tarzan Twins in e-Text
 http://www.erbzine.com/craft/twins.html
1936:
Ed wrote Argosy to complain about the title change of Tarzan the Magnificent (they renamed it Tarzan and the Magic Men) as well as major revisions in the style and content of the story. The story was later published in by Burroughs, Inc. with the story: Tarzan and the Elephant Men under the title: Tarzan the Magnificent.
Tarzan the Magnificent
http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0728.html
TARZANA PROBLEMS

1928:  "I am working on a story and worrying my damn fool head off over the back property, which several wealthy gentlemen are trying to steal form me now that El Caballero has busted, with the result that I am not entirely accountable for the things that I neglect doing."
1930: "The old place on The Hill was turned over to me, though the deal is not yet out of escrow. My attorney expects it will be within a day or two. This will give me back three hundred and forty five acres, including the improvements, entirely clear, but the fly in the ointment is caused by the question as to whether it is not going to be too much of a burden for me to carry, in addition to which I can see anywhere from fifteen to twenty-five thousand dollars expense in rehabilitating the property, which was permitted to run down badly. Although conditions are not particularly good here at present for liquidating, I think I shall start in unloading, even if I have to take considerably less for the property than I know it to be worth."
ERB Bio Timeline
http://www.ERBzine.com/bio
*** In 1959 on Nov. 16, Life Magazine published an article on Joanna Barnes -- "A Jane With a Brain for Tarzan - Jungle Man's New Love is an Honors Girl from Smith " -- thus implying that previous Janes did not have brains, or at least did not use them. They all must have had brains, because they were all Tarzan fans! The headline was actually a reference to Barnes's personal academic accomplishments.

Tarzan the Ape-Man: Joanna Barnes Co-Star
http://www.erbzine.com/mag44/4499.html
Tarzan's New Mate: Social Registry and Jane With A Brain
http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1196.html
Tarzan Says Good-Bye to Jane
http://www.erbzine.com/mag16/1655.html
Jane With A Brain Reference
http://www.erbzine.com/bio/years50.html

NOVEMBER 17

Bob Zeuschner's ERB Bibliography: Original with Yeates DJ art and New Expanded Version ~ Bob: Respected Blues Guitarist
ERB the Patriot: A lifelong military connection with 3 grandchildren ~ Under the Moons of Mars ~ Edna Murphy
*** Throughout this year we have been listing the official “publication dates” of the books of Edgar Rice Burroughs. But I’ve often wondered, just how is that date determined? Is it the day the pages roll off the press? The day they are bound together? The day they are distributed to stores? The day they are put on sale? The copyright date? In his pioneering work on publication dates, Henry Hardy Heins, in “A Golden Anniversary Bibliography of Edgar Rice Burroughs,” said the “publication date” was “not necessarily the copyright date” of a particular book, but he didn’t get specific about what it actually is.
Sometimes one just has to make an educated guess as to “publication date.”
    Robert B. Zeuschner's guess is that the official publication date for his first professionally published ERB bibliography was Nov. 17, 1996. That's because his author's copy was shipped to him by McFarland on Nov. 18, so he once told me that he guessed that it was ready to go the day before. Officially, McFarland doesn't narrow it down to one date, but lists the publication date as "December 1996," perhaps the date it published its catalog or advertised the book elsewhere.
Bob's book was known to many as "the book with the long title." People gave it that long name because it was still shorter than saying the actual title of the book, let alone remembering it.
Bob had yearned for a simple title for his 1996 ERB reference book, but was thwarted by McFarland, which insisted on a descriptive title for the descriptive bibliography.
    Actually, the book could be said to have had three titles:
--The title on the cover was "Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Exhaustive Scholar's and Collector's Descriptive Bibliography."
--The title on the flyleaf was "Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography."
-- And the title on the title page was: "Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Exhaustive Scholar's and Collector's Descriptive Bibliography of American Periodical, Hardcover, Paperback, and Reprint Editions." Bob good-naturedly endured the many jokes about his book with the long title. And he knew that, even while people ribbed him, they very much appreciated the exhaustive work he had done to place in the hands of fans the exhaustive volume that would tell them exactly what edition of a book that they had.
And Bob would finally get his way as far as a short title goes. Now available is his sequel to that 1996 volume. It contains even more entries than that first one, plus lots of color photography, but a much shorter title: "Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography."
    And there's an even shorter "title" for Bob’s books, including both the older McFarland and the new ERB Inc. editions. It's the same "title" that people would often use instead of the long one. That title is, simply, "Zeuschner." His work has become so popular that it entered the ranks of those books which can clearly be referenced simply by using the last name of the author: Like "Heins," "Porges" and "Lupoff."
    Bob Zeuschner’s first bibliography was a comb-bound manuscript which was sold mostly to fans. After further improvement to that, it was published by McFarland in what is often referred to as “the book with the long title.” The book was not printed with a dust jacket, as McFarland doesn’t “do” jackets. On the front inside flap of the jacket is printed: “This dust jacket was designed and printed by the author in limited numbers for use with special autographed copies only.” The illustration on the jacket is described on the inside front flap as “A battle scene on Barsoom by Thomas Yeates © 1995.
Description and ordering informations for Bob’s latest bibliography is featured in ERBzine 6264, along with news of other new ERB-related books endorsed by ERB, Inc.:
Bob Zeushner: ERB - The Bibliography
http://www.erbzine.com/mag62/6264.html#zeuschner
ERB Religious Themes
http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1120.html
Bob has shared abbreviated publishing info on each of our 100 C.H.A.S.E.R. pages
http://www.ERBzine.com/chaser
http://www.ERBzine.com/craft
Bob Zeuschner: ERB Bibliography Splash Bar
http://www.ERBzine.com/cards/writers/bobzeuschner.jpg
*** Speaking of Big Little Books and copyright dates, Tarzan returned on Nov. 17, 1936. That was the copyright date for the Big Little Book version of "The Return of Tarzan." The book has adapted the daily Tarzan strips by Rex Maxon for BLB format of text on the left pages and art panel on the right as the pages are flipped.

The Return of Tarzan: History ~ Art ~ Info
http://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0484.html
The Return of Tarzan: BLB Bibliography
http://www.erbzine.com/mag0/0044b.html
The Return of Tarzan: 60 daily strips by Maxon
http://www.erbzine.com/mag20/2011.html
*** 1911:
Ed received the $400 cheque from All-Story for Under the Moons of Mars.
Under the Moons of Mars: Read the eText
 http://www.erbzine.com/craft/m1pm.html
*** 1917: ERB started to write the short story "The Little Door" on this date after the US had entered WWI and when  anti-German sentiment in the US was at its highest. The story is a WWI propaganda piece in which ERB developed a theme of hatred and revenge against the Germans. It is probably the most violent and bloodthirsty story that Burroughs ever wrote. ERB sent the story around to numerous publications, but it met with rejection each time and wouldn't see limited publication until half a century later. Ed's publisher, Bob Davis, commented: "There is nothing the matter with The Little Door, except that behind it is a tidal-wave of bloodshed, horror, and suggestion. It is part of our ERB/German Controversy series.  "The Little Door" is written (it was finally published in 2001 in a limited edition).

The Little Door: ERB WWI Short Story
http://www.ERBzine.com/mag51/5109.html
ERB/German Controversy series
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag32/3294.html
Little Door: Review and Synopsis
http://www.erbzine.com/mag0/0034.html
Little Door Splash Bar
http://www.ERBzine.com/cards/biblio/littledoorpromo.jpg
1940:
In a letter to Irene Ettrick, a London fan, Ed expressed his concern over Japan's growing strength, on and off the islands. He believed that there would be war with Japan in a matter of weeks. He described Oahu as an immense fortress. He sees the navy as being great ,but the army as being pitifully undermanned and under equipped.
1944: Ed and Hulbert boarded a plane for the States to settle Emma's affairs and to sell her house. They were granted compassionate leave  to join the family in California. Ed saw grandsons Johnny and Danton for the first time. He spent his first Christmas in 11 years with his family. He later met with Florence and her new husband, Dr. Alfred Chase, and Caryl Lee.  Hully was given a 20 day special assignment at an air field in Southern California, which was later extended. ERB was given a 30 day extension to undergo an abdominal operation; so they were both home a long time - over two and a half months.

ERB's Wartime Journals
http://www.erbzine.com/mag10/1037.html
*** 1899: Edna Murphy (November 17, 1899 – August 3, 1974) was an American actress of the silent era. She played Betty Greystoke, Tarzan's sister in Tarzan and the Golden Lion starring James Pierce as Tarzan. Murphy appeared in 80 films between 1918 and 1933 and was voted "Most Photographed Movie Star of 1925" by ScreenLand Magazine.

ERB Heroines of Hearth, Screen and Stage
http://www.erbzine.com/mag6/0607.html
Tarzan and the Golden Lion: 1927 Film
http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0591.html

Off-Site Reference
Murphy in IMDB


NOVEMBER 18

Ed Burroughs: Quarterback, Halfback, Captain: MMA Football Team ~ Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
All-Story debut, later newspaper serials ~ Lost On Venus accepted by Argosy ~ Invisible Men of Mars started
*** Edgar Rice Burroughs's fifth Tarzan story, "Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar," was presented to a waiting world when the Nov. 18, 1916, edition of All-Story Weekly hit the newsstands.
Of course, the readers would have to buy a copy every week for five weeks -- at 10 cents a pop -- in order to read the whole story. In the early 60s, you could spend that same 50 cents on a Ballantine and get the whole story at once! Due to the timing of the All-Story appearance, grandmothers could collect all five by Dec. 16, wrap them up, and give them to their grandchildren for Christmas. Come to think of it, we'd all like to find the same gift beneath the tree this Dec. 25.
    The serial featured a cover by P.J. Monahan but no interior illustrations. The editors must have felt ERB's words were strong enough to hold the readers' interest without need for pictorial distractions. And obviously, they were right.
    The story has some of ERB's best writing, leading the reader quickly into the story with an opening line that says: "Lieutenant Albert Werper had only the prestige of the name he had dishonored to thank for his narrow escape from being cashiered." And right away the reader is hooked: Who is Werper? What did he do that was so shameful? What's he going to do next? ERB closes the story with an epitaph for Werper, as Tarzan pronounces a requiem over what remains of his body: "Even in death he has made restitution -- let his sins lie with his bones."
    According to Robert B. Zeuschner in "Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography," Robert Davis, the editor at All-Story, edited out approximately 7,000 words before committing it to printer's ink. That's the way it was for magazines which paid by the word. The author's job was to try to write as many words as possible without obvious padding, and the editor's job was to edit out as many words as possible, to save money.
    Much has been written over the years about ERB's business skills, in which he made money from his stories by reserving all rights to himself, so that he could sell his stories again and again -- magazines, books, etc. Another area would be newspaper serializations. In how many newspapers around the country were ERB stories actually serialized? We know about some of them, but sometimes others turn up in unexpected places. For instance, who knew that 'Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar" was serialized in the tiny Declo Independent in Idaho, until a copy of it turned up in the Cassia County Museum? Heins reports that Jewels was also serialized in The Virginia Leader, a monthly boys magazine. If an ERB story was serialized in Declo, how many other newspaper serializations are waiting to be discovered? It would take someone who had a lifetime to devote to searching them all out, but at least the task is theoretically possible, since most newspapers are now preserved on microfilm in newspaper offices and libraries. Probably no one who reads this will have that lifetime to spare to do that. So the only way we're likely to discover more serializations of ERB is by luck -- such as when we buy that box of early 20th Century newspapers at that garage sale and carefully go through them, page by page.
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar: All-Story Pulp Covers
http://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0460.html
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar: History, Articles, Links, Review
http://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0490.html
J. Allen St. John Jewels of Opar Art
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag63/6380.html
 Declo Independent's "Jewels" and other Idaho ERB memories:
http://www.erbzine.com/mag21/2172.html
Rex Maxon 100-strip Adaptation
http://www.erbzine.com/mag20/2061.html
Secret History of Opar by Den Valdron
http://www.erbzine.com/mag19/1937.html
Burroughs in the Press
http://www.erbzine.com/mag14/1439.html

Off-Site References
ERB Summary Project
A Review of Jewels


1893: ERB played left halfback in a football game in which his Michigan Military Academy team defeated Ypsilanti 36-22. (Life long friend Bert Weston was right tackle). He later became team quarterback and captain. ERB was also on the cavalry team and was editor-in-chief and artist for the student newspaper The Adjutant. ERB remained at Michigan Military Academy after graduating in 1896 as Assistant Commandant; a Professor of Geology, Cavalry and Gatling Gun. At this time he also coached the football team.
*** 1894: To the amazement of everyone, the MMA team, of which Ed was captain and quarterback, held the heftier, more experienced team from the University of Michigan to a tie.
ERB's Football Days at MMA
http://www.erbzine.com/mag9/0949.html
ERB's Football Photo Collage
http://www.erbzine.com/cards/erb/footballall.jpg
1932:  Lost on Venus was submitted to Argosy and accepted after revisions.

Lost On Venus: Biblio Info
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0749.html
Lost On Venus Argosy Pulps
http://www.erbzine.com/mag2/0228.html
1940: November 18-22: "Invisible Men of Mars,"
part 4 of the new Mars series, was writtten.
Invisible Men of Mars: Amazing Pulp Covers
http://www.erbzine.com/mag2/0231.html
Read the Invisible Men Text
http://www.erbzine.com/craft/m10lg.html#Book 4: Invisible Men Of
Llana of Gathol Biblio Info
http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0738.html

NOVEMBER 19

ERB Returns to Tarzana and visits Emma's house: 10452 Bellagio Road in Bel-Air ~ Black Man's Burden poem
ERB's Stationery Store in Pocatello ~ JCB, Jane and Johnny ~ ERB, Inc. Board Meeting ~ Outlaw of Torn: Wyeth art
*** 1944: On passionate leave from his duties in Wartime Hawaii to settle Emma's affairs and to sell her house, Ed and Hulbert were met at the Los Angeles airport by Joan, Jack, Jane and little Johnnie. They stopped at Joan's house to see Joan II and then drove on to Ed's office in Tarzana. Ed met with Ralph Rothmund. He opened a case of Scotch, took a bottle and they drove to Emma's home at 10452 Bellagio Road in Bel-Air for a drink. Emma had lived there after the divorce and Joan had lived with her here for some time. Emma died at that house on November 5, 1944. Jack and Ed then drove over to neighbour friends in Bel-Air for another drink and back to Emma's house to sample bourbon. They delayed dinner and the angry maids quit and walked out. ERB wrote: "We had a lovely dinner and a grand time."
Danton's Family Scrapbook series starting with
http://www.erbzine.com/mag19/1944.html
http://www.erbzine.com/mag19/1945.html
http://www.erbzine.com/mag19/1946.html
ERB Bio Timeline and Annotated Calendar and Journals
http://www.ERBzine.com/bio
*** 1898: Business was bad with his Pocatello stationery store and Ed was considering selling the store. Idaho is very much a part of the "wild west" and was not ready for music, fancy magazines and photography.

1899: Ed contributed poems to the Pocatello Tribune including: "The Black Man's Burden" - a parody of Kipling's "The White Man's Burden."
ERB's "Black Man's Burden" Poem: Pocatello Tribune
http://www.erbzine.com/mag0/0003.html#17
Kipling's "The White Man's Burden"
http://www.erbzine.com/mag2/0291.html
*** Although the name of Edgar Rice Burroughs was to become a magic name, much sought after by pulp editors and booksellers who wanted to assure themselves of big sales, it didn't mean that ERB's works were always accepted by such editors without question, and ERB experienced some frustrations along the way. These frustrations actually began with his first novel, "Under the Moons of Mars," and it took some revising of his original epic to finally get Thomas Metcalf to accept it for publication in The All-Story.

After he was convinced ERB was for real, Metcalf suggested that he tackle a medievel romance. ERB did so, but was disappointed to see that Metcalf didn't like the finished product. Trying his best to please, ERB revised the story. Everyone ERB showed the story to seemed to like it, except for Metcalf, and Metcalf was the one who really mattered.
    Still, ERB didn't lick Metcalf's boots. His letters to him were frank and outspoken about where the two disagreed. On Nov. 19, 1912, ERB sent a newly revised manuscript to Metcalf along with a letter that stated that, if Metcalf didn't like the story this time, ERB would send him funds sufficient to send it along to some other magazine!
Well, Metcalf still didn't like it. Annoyed but undaunted, ERB didn't give up, and eventually got the story, "The Outlaw of Torn," published in New Story magazine, the same magazine which had published "The Return of Tarzan" for him. "Return" was another story at which Metcalf had balked, and came to rue the day he had turned it down since it was such a success.
Read the whole saga of ERB's struggle with "The Outlaw of Torn," along with other publishing information and ERB's finished story in e-Text, graphic interpretations, etc. at ERBzine 0754 and 3601.
All-Story's Metcalf / ERB Letters (5 pages)
http://www.erbzine.com/mag28/2836.html
The Outlaw of Torn: History, Art, Reviews
http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0754.html
Outlaw Prince: Graphic Adaptation
http://www.erbzine.com/mag36/3601.html
Outlaw of Torn: Read the e-Text Edition
http://www.erbzine.com/craft/o4ot.html
*** Animal Faceoff was a series about what would happen if various wild animals -- such as a lion and a tiger -- were to battle one another. Don't know if they ever had an episode about a crocodile battling an elephant, but in a series of photos released Nov. 19, 2010, by the BBC, it was shown that Tantor, in this case, outlasted Gimla.

ERB Eclectica: Nov. 2010: Tantor Battles Gimla
http://www.erbzine.com/mag31/3109.html
ERBzine Eclectica Guide
http://www.ERBzine.com/eclectica

Off-Site Reference
Animal encounter


NOVEMBER 20

Rochelle Hudson: (LandR) Film Star friend of the Burroughs Family ~ Tarzan the Invincible 1st Burroughs Ed.:
Studley Burroughs DJ and FP art ~ Bo Derek: Tarzan the Ape Man ~ Cave Girl: Canaveral and McClurg Editions
*** 1925: On this date ERB wrote the poem, "The Wampas" for the Western Associated Motion Picture Advertisers group attending a Breakfast Club meeting. Ed wrote numerous other poems around this time. The Wampas were an honourary group of up-and-coming starlets chosen by the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers. Rochelle Hudson, longtime friend of the Burroughs family was chosen to be the WAMPAS Baby Star of 1931. Previous Wampas Stars included Tarzan Film actresses Louise Lorraine (1922), Natalie Kingston (1927) and later Eleanor Holm (1932) and Jacqueline Wells (1934).
    Rochelle Hudson, was a movie starlet at age 13. Since she lived near Ventura Boulevard, she was often given a ride to school by Jack and Hulbert. Snubbed by most of her schoolmates because of her fame as a movie star, she became a good friend of the Burroughs family and even took vacation trips with them. On one occasion, sixteen-year-old Jack drove Rochelle and her mother on a trip to Oklahoma City.
    While in Hawaii during the war, Ed Burroughs often visited Rochelle and her naval officer husband Hal Thompson. By that time Rochelle had worked for many years in film with titles that include The Bosko series, Mr. Moto, Curly Top, Boston Blackie, Savage Girl (see photo above), etc. (Later, in 1955 she played Natalie Wood's mother in Rebel Without a Cause). Rochelle's film career was interrupted during the coming war years when she worked for the Naval Intelligence Service in Central and South American and Mexico. She assisted her husband Harold Thompson in doing espionage work in Mexico as a civilian to detect if there were any German activity in these areas. One of their more successful "vacations" uncovered a supply of high test aviation gas hidden by German agents in Baja.
Rochelle Hudson / Burroughs Family Connection: 4 pages
http://www.erbzine.com/mag27/2757.html
The Poetry of Edgar Rice Burroughs
http://www.erbzine.com/mag0/0003.html

Off-Site Reference
Rochelle in IMDB: 138 More Photos


*** It was an exciting day in the office of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. That Friday, Nov. 20, 1931, was the day ERB's dream of publishing his own books was fulfilled. He could hold in his hands his first such effort, “Tarzan the Invincible.” It was bound in stunning blue with bright orange-red lettering and featured a full color dust jacket.
For the first time also, an ERB book had illustrations by a family member. Writes Henry Hardy Heins in “A Golden Anniversary Bibliography of Edgar Rice Burroughs,” "Although the title page is inscribed with a plural 'Illustrations by Studley G. Burroughs,' neither the first edition nor the indicated reprints have more than one (internal) illustration, the frontispiece. John Coleman Burroughs recalls that Studley had prepared more than just the jacket and the frontispiece, but he vaguely remembers that ERB felt the others were not suitable and didn't use them." Studley, ERB's nephew, would illustrate other ERB volumes, as would John Coleman Burroughs, one of ERB's two sons.
    The printing and binding was done by Kingsport Press in Kingsport, Tennessee. They would print all of the ERB, Inc. books until 1948.  The book contained 318 pages ~ Print Run: 10,000 ~ Estimated word count 80,000. ERB had started writing this in  March 1930 under the working title Tarzan and the Man Things
Tarzan the Invincible: History, Art, Reviews, Comics
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0722.html
Tarzan the Invincible: Read the e-Text Edition
http://www.erbzine.com/craft/tarzinvi.html
Studley Burroughs Tribute Pages:
http://www.erbzine.com/mag0/0053.html
Maxon's 174 Daily Strips adaptation
http://www.erbzine.com/mag32/3293.html

Off-Site Reference
Invincible summarized


Nov. 20 was also the day in ERB history that Canaveral's edition of “The Cave Girl” was published. That was in 1962. By this time, Canaveral had quit using the illustrations of Mahlon Blaine for its ERB books and had turned to Frazetta, Krenkel (who did the art for “Cave Girl”) and even resurrected art by J. Allen St. John. Ivie and Crandall were among other illustrators used by Canaveral.
The Cave Girl
http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0755.html
Canaveral Press editions:
http://www.erbzine.com/mag28/2805.html
The Cave Girl: e-Text Edition
http://www.erbzine.com/craft/cavegirl.html
1956: Actress Bo Derek was born today as Mary Cathleen Collins in Long Beach, California. When she grew up, married filmmaker John Derek and became an actress, she starred with Miles O'Keeffe in 1981's "Tarzan the Ape Man."

    Many fans believe that their Tarzan movie would not have been as memorable as it turned out to be if not for the talents of Bo Derek. In fact, some fans appreciated her contribution more than they did the music-timed movements of Tarzan himself. Scenes featuring the talents of Collins were essential in advancing the movie's story line, although some fans were upset by the partial nudity. This film was a remake of the previous 1931 version so Tarzan had a very limited speaking role.
Tarzan the Ape Man 1981 Film: Credits, Stills, Reviews
http://www.erbzine.com/mag21/2150.html
Bo Derek Gallery from Tarzan the Ape Man I
http://www.erbzine.com/mag21/2150a.html
Bo Derek Gallery from Tarzan the Ape Man II
http://www.erbzine.com/mag21/2150b.html

Off-Site Reference:
Bo Derek in IMDB


*** 1946: Michael Mills came by to discuss the "reprinting of 27 Burroughs books to be priced at $1 or $1.25."
ERB C.H.A.S.E.R. Online Bibliography
http://www.ERBzine.com/chaser
*** 1946: Ed stopped drinking on this date.

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

NOVEMBER 21

Tarzan's Visual Mangani-English Dictionary ~ Tarzan Clans of America Handbook ~ ERB's Mucker Inscription
 To son Hulbert ~ Mike Grell's Tarzan Sundays ~ Tarzan and the City of Gold:  J. Allen St. John Art
*** 2008: My November 21 - 27 issue of ERBzine Weekly Webzine was published - A Special Mangani Language Issue featuring Jairo Uparella's Spoken Sounds of the Mangani Language and also Dell Comics' Illustrated Mangani Dictionary Illustrated by Jesse Marsh. In 2018 Jairo completed a massive expansion of his Mangani language research with his 131-page and fully illustrated Visual Mangani-English Dictionary. This entire project is featured in ERBzine along with links to all his previous projects, starting at: ERBzine 6401
ERBzine Webzine: Mangani Language Issue
http://www.erbzine.com/mag/ez081121.html
Visual Mangani-English Dictionary by Jairo Uparella
http://www.erbzine.com/mag64/6401.html
*** Fortunately, Tarzan met Jane, so he never became a jungle hermit. If he had, perhaps Herman Newman would have named his fledgling club Herman's Hermits rather than Tribe of Tarzan.

In any case, Herman wrote a letter to ERB about the idea on Nov. 21, 1916, and instead of getting a curt letter from the ERB lawyers telling him to quit using the name of Tarzan, he got a friendly reply and his idea eventually led to the formation of ERB's own Tarzan clubs. Read about Herman and also see ERB's own article about the Boy Scouts of America in ERBzine 1785
ERB / Boy Scouts Connection
http://www.erbzine.com/mag17/1795.html
Tarzan Clans of America: C.H.A.S.E.R. Entry
http://www.erbzine.com/mag8/0864.html
*** 1921: ERB presented the first American edition of the book: The Mucker to his elder son, Hulbert. It was inscribed and signed "To Hulbert ~ From Papa with a great deal of love. Tarzana Ranch Nov 21,  He also included a sketch at the bottom.

ERB Inscriptions from the Hulbert Burroughs Collection
http://www.erbzine.com/mag9/0980.html#Papa,
The Mucker: History ~ Art ~ eText ~ Intro
http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0757.html
*** 1931: November 21 - January 7, 1932: Tarzan and the City of Gold
was written. Working titles include: "Tarzan and the Lion People" "Tarzan the Courageous" and "Tarzan Courageous."
Tarzan and the City of Gold: History ~ Art ~ Review ~ eText
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag7/0725.html 
*** "Christmas with Meriem" began in the Tarzan Sunday pages this date in 1983. Mike Grell was the artist and writer. These page reproductions came from the collection of Dennis Wilcutt:
Christmas with Meriem: 12 Tarzan Sunday pages by Mike Grell
http://www.erbzine.com/mag29/2974.html
*** Nicolette Sheridan was born No. 21, 1953. She provided the voice for Eleanor, a friend of Jane Porter from England, in several episodes of Disney's TV series, "The Legend of Tarzan," and in the "Tarzan and Jane" DVD.

Disney Tarzan Pre-Release Screening
http://www.erbzine.com/mag1/0181.html

Off-Site Reference
Sheridan at Disney Wiki


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