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    Tarzan of the Apes (First National, 1918). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Plenty of movie characters have come to the screen from other media, including comic books, radio, and the pulps, but perhaps none have been as successful as the brainchild of Edgar Rice Burroughs: Tarzan of the Apes. Tarzan first appeared in the pages of the October 1912 issue of The All-Story magazine; an instant success, the public wanted more, and Burroughs immediately released several sequels. Of course it didn't take long for Hollywood to come calling, and in 1918, moviegoing audiences were first treated to the incredible movie represented here, featuring Elmo Lincoln as the legendary Lord of the Jungle. An impressive, muscular figure, Lincoln had appeared in several of D. W. Griffith's most important films, and took to his role as Tarzan with incredible gusto. Needless to say, the film was an enormous success, and paved the way for countless sequels to follow. Names like Johnny Weissmuller, Buster Crabbe, Herman Brix may be more familiar as Tarzan to contemporary viewers, but Lincoln inaugurated the role; every Tarzan to come after him owes this exceptional actor a vote of thanks. Offered here is a beautiful, and extremely rare, stone litho one sheet for this landmark film. It is, in fact, the only one of its type known to exist, with the other one sheets known picturing Gordon Griffith in the role of Tarzan as a boy. Prior to expert professional restoration, it had fold wear with minor chips in the center horizontal fold, pinholes in the corners, slight paper loss in the borders, and some tears in the borders and image area. The restoration performed is top-notch, and has returned this glorious poster to a like-new appearance. Never before seen, that we are aware of, this rare, probably unique, poster is a major find for the Tarzan collector! Very Good/Fine on Linen.




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