Here’s a good Trivia-pursuit question, what is the longest running film franchise? The James Bond series or the Godzilla monster movies? Nope. It’s Tarzan! Tarzan on Film by Tarzan fanatic author Scott Tracy Griffin explores the over 90-plus years of Tarzan films, from the Hollywood silent film era, the animated versions, the made-for-TV films and network television runs.
Inspired by Olympic winners Johnny Weissmuller, Buster Crabbe and Glenn Morris. author Edgar Rice Burroughs created the iconic literature character of Tarzan. The story of an infant orphan boy growing up in the jungles of Africa and being raised by apes, Tarzan leaped off the pages into films and into Americana pop culture. Author Scott Tracy Griffin details all the films productions, behind-the-scenes tidbits and bios of the many stars playing Tarzan and Jane. There are photographs, production art, animation stills, film stills and of course the iconic poster images. The Tarzan on Film begins with the 1918 silent B&W film Tarzan of the Apes and up to the most recent movie The Legend of Tarzan 2016.
I’ve read Scott Tracy Griffin’s coffee-table size book Tarzan The Centennial Celebration and it was fantastic. He knows his Tarzan trivia. This second book, Tarzan of Film did not disappoint. Tarzan fans and cinephiles will clearly enjoy this all out Tarzan on Film book.
Hardbound Title: Tarzan on Film
Author: Scott Tracy Griffin
Publisher: Titan Books