TARZAN. John Clayton-Viscount Greystoke is a fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan is a feral child raised in the African jungle by the Mangani great apes who later experiences civilization and then rejects it to return to the wild as a heroic adventurer. Tarzan first appeared in the novel Tarzan of The Apes (first published in magazines in 1912 & books in 1914) and subsequently in innumerable works in other media publications and films, both authorized and unauthorized. Actors who have played the role include ; Frank Merrill (1928-29) / Johnny Weissmuller (1932-1948) / Lex Barker (1949) / Gordon Scott (1955) and Ron Ely (1966-68). Johnny Weissmuller is unquestionably the most famous making the MGM and RKO films of the 1930-40's including ; Tarzan The Ape Man (1932) / Tarzan & His Mate (1934) / Tarzan Escapes (1936) / Tarzan Finds a Son (1939) / Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941) / Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) / Tarzan Triumphs (1943) / Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943) / Tarzan and The Amazons (1945) / Tarzan and The Leopard Woman (1946) / Tarzan and The Huntress (1947) and Tarzan and The Mermaids (1948). In the majority of these films Weissmuller was supported by Irish actress Maureen O'Sullivan (Jane Parker) and child actor Johnny Sheffield (Boy). Johnny Weissmuller died of Pulmonary Edema aged 79 on 20th January 1984. Maureen O'Sullivan died of heart disease aged 87 on June 23rd 1998. Johnny Sheffield died of a heart attack after a fall aged 79 on October 15th 2010.

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Johnny Sheffield

Reference Number. 14187D


An original photocard, clearly signed in black marker by Johnny Sheffield

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Reference Number. 14006A


Five individual autograph book pages, clearly signed in various inks by ; Johnny Weissmuller d1984 (Tarzan in 12 films 1932-1948) / Lex Barker d1973 (Tarzan in 5 films 1949-1953) / Gordon Scott d2007 (Tarzan in 6 films 1955-1960) /   Maureen O'Sullivan d1998 (Jane Parker in 6 films 1932-1942) and Johnny Sheffield d2010 (Boy in 8 films 1939-1947)

Double mounted for fine display with photographs

A special item of film memorabilia to include the autographs of all three main actors to play Tarzan between 1932-1960 in 23 films

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