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ERB ECLECTICA 2000.02.18
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1. Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle: Tarzan Jr.
2.  List of Barsoom-Related Games by Fredrik Ekman
3. George McWhorter Profile
4. OB Writes Home
5. Return of Tarzan Newspaper Serial Page
6. Disney's 'Tarzan' video looks de-vine
7. Tarzan Reference in Foxtrot Strip 2000.02.10
8. AT THE EARTH'S CORE - U. of Nebraska Press Commemorative Edition 
9. "Tarzan" tune may be di-vine for Collins
10. 'Tarzan' tops on home video

ERB's Rarest Book
Showcased in
Colleen Moore's
Miniature Fairy Castle

Colleen Moore's position as one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood gave her the resources to produce a "Fairy Castle" of fantastic proportions. Beginning in 1926, Moore enlisted the help of many talented professionals to help her realize her vision. In 1937 she asked ERB for a few words from a Tarzan book and an autograph to add to her miniature Fairy Castle Collection at The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. What was returned to her was an original fable featuring a princess and Tarzan, Jr. written by ERB and illustrated by ERB and John Coleman Burroughs. The unusual thing about this story is that it was printed, by hand, in a one-of-a-kind, one inch by one inch, miniature book.

2. List of Barsoom-related games
Compiled by Fredrik Ekman

Image copyright ©1997 Ateljé Exclusif
Fredrik is a free-lance writer from Sweden.
He has a fascinating website in both English and Swedish at:

Computer games

Johanson, David; Under the Moons of Mars [for Amiga]; 1997; unpublished [development probably ceased; home page exists at: ]

Role-playing game rules

anonymous; Terraspace: Mars [for Spelljammer]; 1999(?);

"Brucifer"; GURPS: Barsoom; 1999;

Campbell, Von; The Creation of Barsoomian Characters [for The Fantasy Trip (TFT)]; ?; Fantasy Forum #7

Campbell, Von; Origin of Animal Life and Further Descriptions of Animal and Plant Life [for TFT]; ?; Fantasy Forum #8

Campbell, Von; Savage Creatures of Barsoom [for TFT]; ?; Fantasy Forum #9

Campbell, Von; Warlord of Mars [for TFT]; ?; Fantasy Forum #10

Kazmiersky, Jeffrey; The Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs[work in progress]; 1998;
[some additional pages at   ]

Nolan, Jonathan(?); The Incomplete Netbook of Humanoids [for ADND]; 1998;

Board games

Herman, Mark & Eric Goldberg; John Carter, Warlord of Mars; 1979; SPI

Arlington, Dave; John Carter - Warlord of Mars Solitaire Rules [requires the SPI game]; ;

Miniature and wargame rules

Bizar, Scott; Barsoomian Battle Manual; 1978; Heritage Models

Gygax, Gary & Brian Blume; Warriors of Mars: The Warfare of Barsoom in Miniature; 1974; TSR

Matheny, M S; John Carter, Warlord of Mars Adventure Gaming Handbook; late 1970's; Heritage Models

Miniature and wargame rules, supplemental

Barker, Phil & Sue Laflin Barker & Richakrd Bodley; Hordes of the Things [includes army lists for red and green men]; 1991; Wargames Research Group

Curtis; House Army Lists - Armies of Barsoom [for Fantasy Rules!]; 1998;

Saunders, Alan; Barsoomian Army Lists for 'Hordes of the Things'; 1999(?);

Walsh, Michael; Green Martian Question/DBF; 1999;

Ward, Jim; Deserted Cities of Mars; early 1980's; Dragon Magazine #?
[reprinted at:  ]

This list was created 28/1 2000 by Fredrik Ekman (
Additions and corrections are invited.


The Newspaper for the University of Louisville

Collector finds movie renews interest in hero
By Maria Clark
Student Writer

George McWhorter

Disney's recent release of the animated feature "Tarzan" has sparked a renewed interest in what has been a passion of  George McWhorter's for years.

McWhorter has managed to accumulate a vast assortment of Edgar Rice Burroughs memorabilia as curator of a memorial collection honoring the author and housed in the Ekstrom Library.

The collection includes more than 75,000 pieces of memorabilia and books on the Tarzan character Burroughs created. McWhorter's fascination with the character began in childhood when his mother taught him to read by using the tale of the boy raised by apes in the jungle.

"Every night I would beg my mother for just one more chapter, but she always said when you learn to read you can read all you want. That is what motivated me," McWhorter said.

Each night after his mother left his bedside, he would curl up and read by the light of the moon or by flashlight under the covers and lose himself in the adventures of Tarzan.

McWhorter decided to start collecting after his mother's death in 1936, and has dedicated the collection to her. Starting with the first release in 1912, McWhorter's collection contains all of the original Tarzan books in their dust covers; the value is estimated at $4,000 apiece.

The collection also contains the military cape that Burroughs wore in 1892. McWhorter has collected matchbook covers, toys, posters, comics, Tarzan reprints in 35 languages, Big Little Books, glossy stills, lunchboxes and more.

The collector has spun the tales of Tarzan and Burroughs to all who will listen. He said young and old have come from all parts of the country to see his vast collection.

As for the movie, McWhorter says it will be a hit. "I think that the movie was great, it focused mainly on family values, and it captures the essence of Burroughs' character."

The new Tarzan movie has been number one since its debut three weeks ago and has grossed $34.1 million.


1298 Kapiolani Boulevard
Honolulu 42 Hawaii
2 November 1944

Joan Darling:
"...Am enclosing three $1 Hawaiian bills for you Joanne, and Mike, which I thought you might like to have as souvenirs.

This is the only type of paper money that has been legal tender here since June 1942. Recently the ban has been lifted, and now we can use any United States money and can also ssend this money to the Mainland for the first time.

5. Return of Tarzan Newspaper Serial Page

Sample page of  The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs which was serialized in Philadelphia's Evening Ledger from July to August 1915.

6. Disney's 'Tarzan' video looks de-vine
LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Disney's Buena Vista Home Video isn't waiting around for the release of looming blockbusters such as "The Sixth Sense" and "Toy Story 2" to turn things around at the slumping division. Last week's release of the animated "Tarzan" appears to be on its way to becoming one of the studio's biggest releases in about four years and perhaps the biggest title in the industry since "Titanic." Preliminary consumer sales figures for last week from VideoScan's First Alert service show that VHS editions of the movie outsold the next-biggest title last week - Warner Home Video's "Message in a Bottle" - by nearly a 3-1 margin. And that's not factoring in Wal-Mart and some other categories of retail outlets where Disney videos sell proportionately even stronger than in traditional retail stores.

Meanwhile, DVD sales of "Tarzan" more than quadrupled those of Artisan's "Stir of Echoes," though "Stir of Echoes" was the top-renting DVD title last week. Disney insiders believe that "Tarzan" will become the studio's best-selling DVD title, surpassing "Armageddon" and "A Bug's Life."

Copyright 2000 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

7. Foxtrot Tarzan Reference 00.02.10

8. AT THE EARTH'S CORE - U of Nebraska Press Commemorative Edition
University of Nebraska Press has just released another in their series of Edgar Rice Burroughs commemorative editions.  At the Earth's Core includes the original J. Allen St. John illustrations, an introduction by SF writer Gregory Benford, an afterword on the science of At the Earth's Core by Phil Burger, a glossary of terms and names by Scott Tracy Griffin, and a contemporary review of the novel as it appeared in the New York Times following its original release.

Ordering information for the commemorative edition of At the Earth's Core:

It is listed at $12.95 plus shipping.
Call toll free and order it directly (1-800-755-1105) and it will be shipped promptly
Fax your order (supply a credit card #)--1-800-526-2617.
The commemorative edition of Land That Time Forgot is still available for $14.95 plus shipping.

9. "Tarzan" tune may be di-vine for Collins
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Aimee Mann and Phil Collins are among the Academy Award nominees for best original song. Mann was nominated for "Save Me," drawn from the "Magnolia" soundtrack, while Collins was nominated for "You'll Be In My Heart," recorded for the soundtrack to the Disney animated film "Tarzan." Nominations also went to Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman for "Blame Canada" ("South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut"), Diane Warren for "Music of my Heart" ("Music of the Heart"), and Randy Newman for "When She Loved Me" ("Toy Story 2").

In the best original score category, nominations went to Thomas Newman for "American Beauty," John Williams for "Angela's Ashes," Rachel Portman for "The Cider House Rules," Gabriel Yared for "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and John Corigliano for "The Red Violin." The Academy Awards will be presented March 26 in Los Angeles.

10. 'Tarzan' tops on home video
LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - "Tarzan" is grabbing fists full of money as it swings through the home video jungle, collecting at least $100 million for VHS and DVD sales and rentals in less than two weeks of release, according to VideoScan sales data and estimates from industry sources. Columbia TriStar Home Video's "Blue Streak" had the biggest opening week of the year last week for a rental-priced title, with consumers spending $11.7 million to rent the comedy, according to the VidTrac data tracking service. Buena Vista Home Entertainment's VHS edition of "Tarzan" outsold its nearest
competitor - Buena Vista's rerelease of "Toy Story" - by a staggering margin of 31-1 during its first week of release. That made "Tarzan" easily the top-selling release of the year after its first five days
of release, with more than five times as many copies purchased by consumers as "Toy Story."

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