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    Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan in Tarzan the Ape Man Publicity Stills (MGM, 1932). Stills (2) (8" X 10"). Vintage black and white, single weight, gloss stills. Although it wasn't the first time Edgar Rice Burroughs's iconic creation had been brought to the screen, this exceptional picture marked the beginning of MGM's enormously successful Tarzan franchise, and kicked off the career of the actor perhaps most identified with the Jungle Lord, Olympic athlete Johnny Weissmuller, who would go on to star in nearly a dozen additional Tarzan pictures over the next 16 years. Offered here is a very attractive still picturing Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane, which has writing on the reverse. Also included in this lot is a dramatic image of Weissmuller as Tarzan in Tarzan and His Mate (MGM, 1934), which has writing and a studio snipe on the reverse, as well as some staining, which bleeds through to the front. Both are excellent vintage photographs of a great actor in a classic role. Fine+.

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    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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