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Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Edgar Rice Burroughs on location with his most famous creation, Tarzan, as portrayed by Johnny Weissmuller, along with his Jane, Maureen O’Sullivan, in the 1932 film “Tarzan the Ape Man“.

Also in this photo, years before Mr Spock’s famous false ears, is an Indian elephant made up as its African counterpart. All the elephants in the Weissmuller Tarzan films were Indian, with fake ears and tusks. The shape of the head, however, is a giveaway.

 

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Original B&W photo.

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