A Life's Journey Through the Newspapers of the World
A Collection of newspaper clippings and articles from
Chicago to Tarzana ~ around the world ~ and back to Encino/Tarzana
Tarzan author Edgar Rice Burroughs and
Lex examine a stack of Tarzan books.
Onetime decathlon man, new Tarzan
Barker is in condition for role.
Here he attacks evil with Tarzan's accustomed vigor.
Tarzan's Magic Fountain, soon to be released is the twenty-fifth of a motion-picture series that began in 1918 with Elmo Lincoln as Tarzan. In it is an actor who should bring new polish to an old role, Alexander Crichlow Barker II (Lex Barker on the screen), the tenth and newest Tarzan, has a background that includes Phillips-Exeter Academy Princeton, New York society and the Broadway stage. A barrel-chested, six-foot-four 200-pounder, he even has the ability to memorize and deliver lines.
Barker family includes
wife Constance, Alexander III, 1
and Lynn, 5.
Latest Tarzan, Lex Barker,
exhibits jungle emotion to Brenda Joyce,
who also played opposite Weissmuller.
Lex Barker regularly suns himself
by the swimming pool of friend's home
to acquire, keep legendary Tarzan tan.
Tarzan the tenth keeps in condition with rigorous exercise
As swim champ Johnny Weissmuller's
successor, Lex must swim daily,
learn speedy crawl stroke.
Horizontal bar workouts help keep
Lex's muscles trim and also keep weight
down to a Tarzan-like 200.
Shower ends Lex's non-acting day
that includes lifting weights,
punching bag and many other exercises.
Tarzan chronology shows the series has been popular for 30 years, an all-time motion-picture record.
Note: The photos above for Polar and Pierce have been switched.
Also, Gene Polar was far from being a "silent-serial star" and "movie idol of his day."
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