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    Tarzan of the Apes (First National, 1918). Glass Slide (4" X 3.5") and Tarzan the Ape Man (MGM, 1932). Glass Slide (4" X 3.5") and Herald (5.5" X 8.5").
    The creation of renowned fantasy author Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan, the Lord of the Jungle, was a sensation upon his first appearance in the October 1912 issue of All-Story Magazine. It didn't take Hollywood long to see the potential in this popular character, and in 1918 the first of many movies to feature Burroughs's creation hit the screen, with Elmo Lincoln in the title role. Later Ape Men would include Olympic champions Buster Crabbe, Herman Brix, and Johnny Weissmuller, who made his tree-swinging debut in 1932's Tarzan the Ape Man. Another enormously popular picture, it was followed by a number of sequels starring Weissmuller and co-star Maureen O'Sullivan. Of all the Tarzan movies ever filmed, collectors know that these two, the first film and the first Weissmuller film, are some of the hardest to find material from. Offered in this lot is a glass slide from Tarzan of the Apes, which has writing in the bottom red area, and an immaculate glass slide from Tarzan the Ape Man, as well as a herald from the same film, that shows some slight ink bleed-through from the reverse. This is a treasure-trove of hard-to-find material for the dedicated Burroughsphile, rare material that may never be offered again. Very Fine-.

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    March, 2009
    20th-22nd Friday-Sunday
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