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    Tarzan the Fearless (Principal Distributing, 1933). Three Sheet (41" X 79.5").
    Following the rampant success of Johnny Weissmuller in Tarzan the Ape Man the previous year, Buster Crabbe tried his hand at portraying Edgar Rice Burroughs' most famous character. He had caught the eye of producer Sol Lesser while playing Kapsa the Lion Man in King of the Jungle, which was Paramount's attempt to cash in on the new Tarzan craze. The muscular Crabbe was an Olympic swimming champion just like Weissmuller, and had even tested for Weissmuller's role at MGM, causing the media to play up a supposed rivalry between the two. In reality, they had actually become friends after the 1932 Olympics, and went on to star in the movie Swamp Fire together. This great stone litho image of our hero has had touchup to the folds, some writing bleedthrough at the top, and chips in the borders and folds. There are some post-restoration creases, stains, and smudges. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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