Kings of the Jungle
Author: David Fury, Maureen O'Sullivan
Cast, production credits, release date, and running time are provided for each of the Tarzan films. The plot synopses include the storyline, background information on the making of the film, and contemporary critical commentary. Also examined is Tarzan on television, from the TV movie Tarzan and the Trappers (1958) to the 1991 series. Heavily illustrated. This entry refers to the LARGE PRINT edition. For the standard edition please see ISBN 978-0-7864-1109-2.
"If you're looking for a well-researched and well-written history of Edgar Rice Burrough's best-known fictional creation, you needn't look any further. Tarzan fans will devour this book."--Booklist From his first appearance in 1912, Tarzan became a multimedia franchise whose cultural influence extended well beyond mere entertainment. The original 20th century superhero, the Lord of the Apes was the inspiration behind such early archetypes as The Shadow and Doc Savage, themselves the basis for heroes like Batman and Superman. Long before Comic-Cons and Trekkies, the first Tarzan fan club was formed in America in 1916, pioneering the fandom movement that pervades modern pop culture. This book examines Tarzan in his various media representations--hunter, warrior, secret agent, fighter of communists and Nazis--and in his numerous story arcs, including crossover adventures featuring historical characters like Arthur Conan Doyle and Nikola Tesla.
This ambitious work provides single-point, unified access to some of the most significant books, articles, and news reports in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Entries are arranged in two sections-author (subarranged by title) and subject-and may have up to 50 subject terms assigned. No other reference tool addresses the secondary literature of this fast-growing and dynamic field with such in-depth subject coverage as this work, nor approaches its breadth of coverage. Aimed at academic libraries, large public libraries, some school and medium-sized public libraries, and individual scholars, this index supplements Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1985-1991 (Libraries Unlimited, 1993) and Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1878-1984 (Gale Research, 1987).
Tarzan of the silver screen, Lord of the Jungle. This book gives an indepth look at the major and some of the minor filming locations in California. Profusely illustrated.
Tarzan, My Father
Author: Johnny Weissmuller
Publisher: ECW Press
A portrait of the most beloved Tarzan and a tale of Hollywood at its legendary peak. An authoritative insight into the life of the man most film fans consider the "one and only" Tarzan -- Olympic swimming champion Johnny Weissmuller -- this book offers an intimate look at Weissmuller's early life, middle years, and later decline, through swimming training, Olympic triumphs, failed marriages, a Hollywood life as Tarzan of the Apes, and subsequent career as Jungle Jim. Written by his only son, this biography is a sensitive yet unsentimental portrayal of the man who was Tarzan to movie fans around the world. Johnny Junior's inside perspective on his father's life and career includes interviews with his father's celebrity friends and former wives, recollections of conversations with his father over the years, and family stories involving international icons such as Humphrey Bogart, Errol Flynn, Robert Mitchum, Joe Louis, and many others. There are "surprises" in the text and many photos from private collections that have never before been printed or seen by the general public.
Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .
Tarzan on Film
Author: Scott Tracy Griffin
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
In this authoritative volume, writer and historian Scott Tracy Griffin traces the development of the history-making Tarzan franchise, from the motion-picture industry s early silents and serials, through the high point of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer era featuring Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O Sullivan, to modern worldwide hits like "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes" and Walt Disney Studios animated Tarzan."
Effective stewardship will require personal commitment to new-found environmental ethics that will come from a blend of scientific and spiritual traditions.
Author: John Taliaferro
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
A penetrating look at the life and times of the man who created one of this century's most enduring fictional icons explores how a series of dead-end jobs led Burroughs to try his hand at writing and business ventures, many involving the mythical Tarzan.
Guide to more than 4500 commonly asked reference questions on a variety of subjects. Arranged by subject in question-and-answer format. Contains keyword index.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Author: Robert B. Zeuschner
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
In creating some of the most enduring characters in 20th century literature, Burroughs (1875-1950) left a complex bibliographic record of editions, and a long chain of fascinated collectors. The present reference work details all United States versions of all his works published through 1995. Each listing begins with a description of the first magazine appearance of the story (with full publication data); the first hardcover is then examined in detail, with publisher, date, a complete description of the book's cover and jacket, print run, price, number of pages, and characteristics that separate it from following editions. Similar information is then provided from all subsequent editions.