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Volume 0364

ERB ECLECTICA 2000.06.16
Part of the ERBzine Eclectica Series

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the latest ERB news, releases, readers letters, and a boundless collection of items 
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Sadly, some of the off-site non-ERBzine links we've shared are no longer active 
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CONTENTS MQ 2000.06.16
1. Hollywood Insider Report: Planet of the Apes
2. EB Writes Home: November 2, 1943
3. Michigan Military Academy Photos: Young Ed deserts
4. Fan art by Richard Carsley
5. Tarzan's Revenge at Park Lane Theatre
6. New Fan Fiction: Daughter of Tarzan website ~ Love from Minnie
7. Tarzan Wannabes
8. Tarzan's Greatest Jungle Adventure: Record Album
9. I See By The Papers: Spreading the Gospel
10. Dum-Dum 2000

1. News from the Hollywood Ape Vine
Our Hollywood Insider, Tracy Griffin, reports that Tim Burton will be shooting the feature film "Planet of the Apes" this fall. The working title is "The Visitor." There is an open call for actors/extras for this Friday (00.06.16) morning (for all you Hollywood aspirants). No word on who stars or which of the scripts will be used.

... but we do have publicity photos of some of the simians in the running for the job.

2. EB WRITES HOME: November 2, 1943
See our compendium of short writings by ERB in

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tarzana, California
1298 Kapioleni Boulevard
Honolulu 42 Hawaii
November 2, 1943

Joan darling:

I don't wonder that I haven't heard from you lately.  I just looked
in my files and saw my last letter to you - October 2 - nearly three
single spaced pages!  But I promise not to do it this time. I just
feel like visiting with you.

Haven't heard from Jack since his letter of July 13.  But I know that
he is very busy.  I shall write him soon, as I shouldn't wait for a
letter from him for an excuse.  How I wish I could see you both!

A reputedly well known Mainland photographer, now here, told a friend
of mine that Hulbert is doing the finest war photography that he has
seen. His name is W. Eugene Smith.  They saw he added the W because
there is another Eugene Smith here.

Last night I dreamed that I was married again.  To whom, I didn't
find out.  But I knew I was married because I was sitting at a desk
with a pile of bills, making out checks.  I woke up with a headache.
But what a relief when I realized that it had been only a dream.

My most recent letter from Ralph was the most optimistic and cheerful
letter that I have ever received from him.  It added to my now normal
state of cheerfulness.  He has done a wonderful job for the corporat-
ion and for all of us.  I hope that you  all appreciate what he has
accomplished against great odds and also his almost unbelievable loy-
alty to each and every one of us.  I am confident that Ralph could
have his pick of many jobs that would pay him far more than he is
getting and at the same time be free from all the many griefs he has
shouldered for us.  He is highly intelligent, and his integrity has
been proved beyond the shadow of a doubt.  Shannon saw to that, and
is convinced by incontrovertible evidence.  We should give Ralph
every possible support within our power, not only because he deserves
it, but because if we lost him, God only knows what would happen to
the corporation - and that is going to mean a lot to you children in
later years.  It has meant a lot to all of us for twenty years.

Just phoned Phil Bird to ask him to dinner, but the colonel told him
he couldn't leave tonight, as he (the colonel) is going on pass; so
I am going up to have dinner with Phil.  He has asked me several
times if you ever received his letter.  He has been hoping for one
form you. His address: Capt Phil Bird, Hq. 2nd Bn. 64th CA(AA),
APO 958, c/o POstmaster, San Francisco, etc.  Their baby must be
a hundred years old by this time, it seems so long ago since the
regiment and a war correspondent were toasting her....frequently and

I let you off easy this time.

Lots of love!

Over the years we have published numerous photos of ERB's old school:
ERBzine 0127: ERB and the Military
ERBzine 0132: Michigan Military Academy I
ERBzine 0133: Michigan Military Academy II
and back issues Motes & Quotes
April 16

Orchard Lake Mich
G T Burroughs
25 S Canal St

Your son deserted Thursday letter
will follow

Chas. King

Rifle Firing Practice
8" Siege Mortar
Rowing Team

Two more pieces of great fan art by Richard Carsley.
Korak from Tarzan the Terrible and Tarzan

A 1937 poster for Park Lane Movie Theatre at 89th Street and 1st Ave.
The main feature is Tovarich with Claudette Colbert and Charles Boyer.
But the second feature is Tarzan's Revenge with Eleanor Holm and Glenn Morris.
It measures 11 by 9.

Tarzan fan fiction is back
Daughter of Tarzan
Minnie Driver


Tarzan’s Greatest Jungle Adventure - Tarzan in the Valley of the Talking Gorillas! A record album containing three 10” 78 rpm records, produced and recorded by Tarzan Records, Tarzan Studios, Hollywood California. Album T1. Undated (probably early 1950’s). Story by T. Elbert Hubbard. Stated on the front cover: “The Famous Tarzan Adventures Now on Unbreakable Records... Complete Cast Starring Tarzan with Original African Jungle Sound Effects”. The rear cover features a montage with captioned black & white photographs of various African animals and native tribesmen, labeled “Tarzan’s Animal Friends in Jungle-land”.

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Tarzana Quest
by Bill & Sue-On Hillman
Hillmans Visit the ERB, Inc. Tarzana Warehouse
with Hulbert Burroughs and Joan Burroughs Pierce and James Pierce

Tech Talk: A Weekly Computer Column by Ben Judson
Brandon Sun ~ Wednesday, June 14, 2000

Bill and Sue-On Hillman sent an e-mail last week expressing their opinion on fan sites due in part to their involvement with an Edgar Rice Burroughs site that they maintain

What I was particularly impressed about with their site is that the Hillmans, who own Soo's Restaurant in Brandon, have their buffet menu online and it appears to updated weekly. Also included is the take-out menu and the dining room menu. What an excellent way for a Brandon business to grab technology and turn it into an inexpensive advantage. I've bookmarked the buffet page ( ), and rest assured I'll be checking out the menu next time my stomach lets me know it wants buffet.

10. DUM-DUM 2000
Johnny (born April 11, 1931 in Los Angeles)  is easily the most famous of the Tarzan's "Boys." He also appeared in the most Tarzan features. His filmography lists seven films. He also appeared in "Knute Rockne, All-American." After Tarzan he played "Bomba The Jungle Boy" in twelve features.
DUM-DUM 2000
Visit the
Dum-Dum Dossier Site
for more info

~ The Annual Convention of the Burroughs Bibliophiles ~
Dum-Dum 2000 on July 13-16 2000

Dum-Dum 2000Johnnie Sheffield and Cheeta
Special guest will be Johnny Sheffield

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