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Master of Imaginative Fantasy Adventure
Creator of Tarzan and "Grandfather of American Science Fiction"
From the Rob Donkers Collection
Tarzan Signal Oil Co. Picture Puzzle Premium, depicting a swinging Tarzan and a jungle full of fantastic animals.
This item from the '30s recently sold for $10,573.00 - a record price for a character puzzle.
Signal Tarzan Club Celluloid Button
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This is a RARE photo showing how big this Radio Club was for kids back in 1932. You can spot Edgar Rice Burroughs standing near the gas pumps.
Also on display are two of the great TARZAN posters for Signal Oil.
In fact, the Radio Show and the SIGNAL OIL TARZAN CLUB was so popular,
SIGNAL had to bow out because they could not keep up with the demands.
Many other products came out of the TARZAN Radio Shows, such as:
TARZAN Flour; TARZAN Ice Cream Cups; TARZAN Bread; TARZAN PEANUT BUTTER --You Name it.
ERB enjoyed the popularity of the Radio Shows (there were 4 series).
He even wrote one which eventually ended up as a book of his in 1964,
THE RED STAR OF TARZAN (TARZAN AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY)and was a Comic Strip Story.
The Strip and Radio Show were under a different name: TARZAN AND THE FIRE OF ASHER.
In the 1930s, the Signal
Oil company sponsored the popular “Tarzan of the Apes” radio show in California.
To promote the series, it commissioned this shot of a young model posing as Tarzan with a real African lion. (1933)
Danton Burroughs' Scrapbook Series
ERBzine No. 1945
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