Title Please Don't Call Me Tarzan
Book Condition Near Fine in Near Fine dj
Edition First Edition
Publisher Newton IA Culture House Books 2001
0-9676080-2-3 / 9780967608020
Seller ID 17112
[very nice copy with no discernible wear, would call it "Fine/As New" but for the fact that the bottom corner is clipped off two pages near the back of the book (no loss of text); jacket shows just the slightest handling wear]. (B&W photographs Biography of Herman Brix, an outstanding college athlete (and medal-winning shot-putter at the 1928 Olympics), who had been a bit actor in Hollywood for several years when he was tapped by the Burroughs-Tarzan Corporation for the role of Tarzan in their 1935 serial THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN. (Edgar Rice Burroughs himself had been unhappy with the screen portrayals of his jungle hero by Johnny Weissmuller and, especially, Buster Crabbe, and had set up a company to make a Tarzan film "the right way.") The serial launched him on a career as an action star, but eventually he found that his identification with the Tarzan role was hindering his career, so he changed his name to Bruce Bennett and re-invented himself as a versatile and reliable character actor, turning in memorable performances in such films as MILDRED PIERCE and THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, and on various television shows well into the 1960s.
Cinema: Biography Character Actors Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan Serials