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    Tarzan of the Apes (First National 1918) One Sheet (27" X41") Following the success of the appearance of the story "Tarzan of the Apes" in the October, 1912 All-Story Magazine, and the first edition of the book in 1914, a Chicago life insurance salesman named Bill Parsons bought the rights to bring Edgar Rice Burroughs' book to the screen. A few days after production began, WWI broke out, and Winslow Wilson, the actor chosen to portray Tarzan enlisted. At the last minute, an unknown character actor who had played small parts in D.W. Griffith films, was brought from Los Angeles to Louisiana, where production resumed. His name was Elmo Lincoln. This historic poster from the first Tarzan film, picturing Gordon Griffith as a young Tarzan, is perhaps the best condition copy of the three known to exist. Very Fine+ on Linen.

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    March, 2002
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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