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    Tarzan the Mighty (Universal, 1928). One Sheet (27" X 41") Portrait Style.
    It's been almost ten years since we've had a copy of this beautiful Morgan stone lithograph portrait style one sheet announcing the upcoming 15 chapter serial. Frank Merrill, the fifth man to play "Tarzan," holds some important milestones. He's credited for inventing the "swinging vine" technique used in all subsequent Tarzan movies (Merrill was US National Gymnastics Champion from 1916-1918). He's also credited for being the first Tarzan to do the jungle "victory cry" on film (the 1929 serial Tarzan the Tiger was partially dubbed for sound, which included the "cry"). That's no "Jane" and "Boy," but "Mary Trevor" and her brother, "Bobby," played by Natalie Kingston and Bobby Nelson. Beautiful job of linenbacking with some expert touch-up for chips in the bottom border and upper left corner. There were tears in the upper right from the edge to below the crocodile, and two in the bottom border. Get this very scarce Tarzan poster now as it may be many more years before we see another! Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2011
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
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