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2. Arrival

Morgan City Preparations
3. LA State Capitol

Tarzan Day Declared
4. Cajun Jack Adventure

Swamp and Bayou Safari
5. Swamps and Alligators

To 1917 Tarzan Film Locations
6. Gala Reception

Lt. Gov. Keys to the City
7. Cajun Food Experience

Jambalaya Crawfish Pie & Filet Gumbo
8. Tarzan Display I

Info Boards and Walls
9. Tarzan Display II

Memorabilia and Collectibles
10. Festival Day

Contests | Films
11. On the Road

End of a 5,000-mile Journey
12. Cajun Songbook

Kershaw | Orbison | Bohl | Hillmans
13. Tarzan Project Story

Al Bohl Progress Articles

Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle Festival
April 13 - 14, 2012 
Morgan City, Louisiana's Municipal Auditorium (rain or shine)
705 Myrtle St., Morgan City, LA 70380

Celebrating the 100 years of Tarzan™ in print and the making of the movies 
Tarzan of the Apes and Romance of Tarzan in Morgan City. 
There are two annual international Edgar Rice Burroughs conventions 
but this is the first festival in the history of the character. 

Pre-festival Activities
Quest for the Golden Monkey
Part of the Tarzan lore is that apes and monkeys were brought in for the filming of Tarzan of the Apes. When the filming ended, the apes and monkeys were said to have been left behind in the Atchafalaya River basin. In the spirit of that legend, a statue of a golden monkey has escaped and it hiding on public property somewhere in the Morgan City area. The media will offer clues to finding the monkey and a cash reward will be presented on Saturday of the festival. The Golden Monkey was designed by artist Wendy Leaumont of Shreveport, Louisiana.

Festival Events
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Tarzan™, Lord of the Louisiana Jungle Exhibit
Louisiana State Museum
118 Cotten Road, Patterson, Louisiana
Ribbon Cutting & Business After Hours at the Exhibit, April 12, 2012™
Exhibit will last 12 months
6 pm to 8 pm

Friday, April 13, 2012
Self-guided tours  - Enjoy a leisurely driving tour throughout the downtown area of Morgan City and visit sites used during the making of Tarzan™ movie.

Swamp Tours with Cajun Jack – Book a tour with Cajun Jack into the Atchafalaya Basin Swamp.  Substituting the wilds of Africa for the swamps of Louisiana, get a view of what attracted filmmakers.  Who knows, Cajun Jack might just let you do the Tarzan™ yell.

Premier of Documentary, Tarzan™, Lord of the Louisiana Jungle
Morgan City – 7:30 pm – Morgan City Auditorium, 728 Myrtle Street, Morgan City, Louisiana
The first movie Tarzan™ movie, filmed on location, was filmed in Morgan City, Louisiana in 1917 starring Elmo Lincoln.  Exploring an urban legend of whether the animals used in the film were left in the Louisiana swamp, Al Bohl and his daughter Allison, revisit the making of this historic film.  In the works for over four years, Al and Allison traveled from coast to coast and combed through thousands of documents and photos to answer the question.
Tickets - $10.00 for documentary/$15.00 for documentary and Tarzan Silent movie

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Tarzan™, Lord of the Louisiana Jungle Fest

  • 8 to 10 am – Tarzan Fun/Run
  • 11 am to 2 pm – Audubon Zoo traveling exhibit 
  • 11 am to 2 pm – Rock Wall and Jungle Jump 
  • 11 am to 3 pm – Coloring Station by Stazione – Register to win a giant stuffed gorilla, compliments of Stazione Convenience Stores – 
  • 11 am to 3 pm – Chimpanzee Treat Making Area
  • 1 to 4 pm – Sound System
  • 11 to 12:45 pm – Tarzan™ Movie – (Inside Ballroom Auditorium) Tarzan™ and His Mate – Running Time (104 minutes)
  • 1:00 to 2:30 pm – Al Bohl’s documentary “Tarzan™, Lord of the Louisiana Jungle” – MC Auditorium Theatre  ~ Tickets - $10.00 for documentary/$15.00 for documentary and Tarzan Silent movie
  • 1:15 to 2:45 pm – Tarzan Movie – (Inside Ballroom Auditorium) Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure (88 minutes)
  • 1:30 to 2:00 pm – Tarzan™ Tug of War Competition 
  • 3:15 to 4:45 pm – Tarzan™ Movie – (Inside Ballroom Auditorium) Disney’s™ Tarzan™ (88 minutes)
  • 2:30 to 3:30 pm – Costume Competition/Look a Like Competition
  • 3:30 pm to 4 pm – Yell Competition
  • 4:30 to 8 pm – Damon Troy and Final Five - A native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Damon Troy has been playing music since he was 7 years old. His music is an upbeat Zyde-Cajun, but on occasion mixes in a good Cajun ballad. An established artist, Damon has released four CD’s including original tunes. His song “Rest Your Heart” hit the R & R billboard chart. Damon plays seven instruments including drums, guitar, bass, fiddle, piano, steel guitar, and the accordion, his go to instrument. His talent and achievements have taken him all over the world. 
  • 7 to 9 pm– Re-edited 1917 Tarzan™, the Ape Man movie with new music score (Morgan City Auditorium, Theatre)  ~  Tickets - $10.00 for documentary/$15.00 for documentary and Tarzan Silent movie
  • 8 to 9:30 – Tarzan’s™ Greatest Adventure (Outside, Morgan City Auditorium)
T-shirts, Hats, Pins and memorabilia for sale inside Auditorium
Soft drinks, nachos, pop corn, and hot dogs inside auditorium
Food & drinks outside auditorium
Bring your lawn chair!
Hotel Recommendations:
 (mention Tarzan Festival for room discount) 
Hampton Inn and Suites Morgan City
6365 Highway 182 East, Morgan City, LA 70380 ~ 985.221.4421
Holiday Inn, Morgan City, LA
Comfort Inn and Suites
Best Western Inn & Suites
Plantation Inn
 Sleep Inn & Suites
Comfort Inn & Suites of Franklin ~ 337.828.1134
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