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THE EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS COLLECTION
Signed photograph portrait
Browntone silver photograph portrait of Burroughs, inscribed and
signed on the image in ink, "To Maud Gilbert, with best wishes, Edgar
Rice Burroughs." Ink signature of the photographer, W.F. Seeley, in
lower right corner. 10x8, affixed to map with tape at the top on the verso,
framed and glazed.
Formal studio portrait of Edgar Rice Burroughs inscribed to his mother-in-law
Maud Gilbert, who was the mother of Florence Gilbert Burroughs, and also
of Ed Gilbert.
Splendid photographs of the lands which were to become, in the words
of Irwin Porges (Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Man Who Created Tarzan), "the
most ambitious of his [ERB's] business projects." Burroughs planned to
sell 120 acres of the Tarzana Ranch, including the large house and other
buildings, for a country club. In a letter to his brother Harry, January
18, 1934, he wrote "It is to be called El Caballero Country Club, and the
aim of the promoters is to make it the finest and most exclusive country
club on the Pacific coast. There will be two golf courses and a polo field.
Our residence will be used as the nucleus of a larger club house." The
project, one more in series of schemes by Burroughs to raise capital by
selling portions of his Tarzana Ranch, was doomed to failure. In 1930 ERB
foreclosed on the foundering club, and afer five years of peregrination,
got back his large, stately house. This small photograph album was evidently
produced in the early promotional stages, with views of the grand mission-style
house on the hill, the large pool, lands slated for development into a
19-hole golf course, riding trails, etc., including two striking panoramas
of the sparsely settled areas.
El Cabellero Country Club
Tarzana ~ 1925
12 original silver photographs of El Caballero Country Club, its
main building (which was actually the Burroughs home in Tarzana), pool,
surrounding countryside, etc. Each mounted on linen backing, bound in flexible
morocco lettered in gilt. Most images are 8x10, 1 folds out to 8x10, and
another folds out to 7½x30. With blind and/or rubberstamped credits
Photo Service, or Kopec; most with typed label on the reverse, "Return
to: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Tarzana, Reseda, California."
Leather splitting along joints, spine ends chipped; photographs in
Ten vintage photographic
from Tarzan movies
Stills from various Tarzan movies, from the 1920 "The Revenge of Tarzan"
starring Gene Pollard, to Ron Ely as Tarzan in the 1966 NBC television
program "Tarzan." Most with credits or captions on the reverse. Approx.
8x10 or reverse. Besides Gene Pollard and Ron Ely, there is Frank Merrill,
Gordon Scott, Johnny Weismuller, Glen Morris and others and the Lord of
the Jungle. A few with marginal production markings and other wear, else
very good or better.
Ten vintage stills from
Each approx. 8x10 or reverse, some with marginal production
markings, credits on the reverse, etc. Includes two of Elmo Lincoln, the
first movie Tarzan (Tarzan of the Apes, 1918), which are later copy photographs;
Herman Brix in the 1935 serial The New Adventures of Tarzan; Johnny Weismuller
and Maureen O'Sullivan in Tarzan the Ape Man, 1934, and Tarzan Escapes,
1936 (but stills are from 1954 re-releases); James H. Pierce in Tarzan
and the Golden Lion, 1927 (he was ERB's son-in-law); two of Ron Ely, the
first TV Tarzan (NBC, 1956); and others, including the legendary bomb,
Tarzan, the Ape Man, starring Denny Miller, 1959. Generally very good,
a few better.
Two vintage photographic stills from Tarzan
Buster Crabbe as Tarzan, with Cheetah whispering in his ear, from
the 1933 production of "Tarzan, the Fearless"; and Johnny Weissmuller as
Tarzan, and Johnny Sheffield as Boy, both hanging from a limb, from the
1939 production of "Tarzan Finds a Son." Each 10x8. Vintage stills featuring
two of the more famous Tarzans. Each with original editing marks in the
margins, credits and other markings on the reverse. First with corner chips,
else very good, second better.
Edgar Rice Burroughs and Johnny Weismuller
on the set of Tarzan the Ape Man
Vintage sepia-tone silver photographs of Edgar Rice Burroughs (in suite,
tie and overcoat, wearing a hat), Johnny Weismuller (in loincloth), and
director W.S. Van Dyke on the set of the 1932 movie "Tarzan the Ape Man,"
the first Tarzan movie to star Weismuller. 10x½. Burroughs is introducing
the famous swimming star to the director who will guide him in his most
famous role, that of the vine-swinging Tarzan. On the verso is the rubberstamp
of the N.Y. Times Book Review, a typed label which is taped and annotated,
rubberstamped date May 7, 1932, and several other notations including the
New York address of Robert Fenton. Some creasing and minor fading, else
Three original photographs of Edgar Rice
and a copy photograph of his parents
Burroughs at his desk, with small elephants strung along the top
(with rubberstamp of Tarzana photographer Johnny Corbin on the reverse);
Burroughs in uniform when he was a correspondent during the Second World
War; Burroughs seated comfortably at his desk talking on the telephone,
cigaret in hand; and portraits of Major George Tyler Burroughs and Mary
Evaline Burroughs, on one sheet. 8x10 Burroughs at work and in the military,
with his parents thrown in. The Corbin photograph creased, that of ERB's
parents with a paperclip mark, generally very good.
Two original photographs of Edgar Rice
by his son Hulbert Burroughs
ERB wearing a double-breasted suit and tie, laughing (7½x7½),
captioned in ink on the reverse "Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1940's";
and ERB in casual, open-necked shirt, his arm around the shoulders of a
man in shirt and tie (8x10). Both with rubberstamp "Photographed by
Hulbert Burroughs" on the reverse. The prolific writer captured in
candid, informal moments by his eldest son, an accomplished photographer.
First with some creasing, else both very good.
Two photographs of Edgar Rice Burroughs
and Lex Barker on the set of Tarzan and the
Two vintage silver photographs of ERB, Barker and others
on the set of the 1949 motion picture. One the ink description on the reverse
along with rubberstamp of The Burroughs Bulletin, Kansas City, MO; the
other with pencil caption on the reverse. 8x10. Edgar Rice Burroughs in
his last public appearance. The four people in the first photograph are
"Vern Coriell, Mike Pierce ERB's Grandson, Lex Barker and Edgar Rice Burroughs
on set of Tarzan & the Slave Girl. One of the last pix taken of ERB
before his death, and his last public appearance." The second photograph
shows Barker, the seated Burroughs and an unidentified man. The first with
publication markings in the margin. Both near fine to fine.
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