Titan Books are set to publish TARZAN ON FILM on 5th August 2016 in hardback.
This beautiful hardcover edition looks at the greatest and most enduring series in motion picture history. In this authoritative volume, writer and historian Scott Tracy Griffin, traces the development of the history?making Tarzan franchise. From the motion-picture industry’s early silents and serials, through the high point of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer era featuring Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O’Sullivan, to modern worldwide hits like Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, Walt Disney Studios’ animated Tarzan, right up to the 2016 film, The Legend of Tarzan which stars Margot Robbie, Alexander Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson.
Featuring an introduction by the twentieth Tarzan, Casper Van Dien alongside in?depth performer biographies, full colour poster reproductions and behind-the?scenes production secrets, this book is a must have for all cinephiles and ape? man fans.
The character of Tarzan was created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and first appeared in the novel Tarzan of the Apes in All Story Magazine in 1912. Portrayed as a feral child raised in the African jungle by apes, Tarzan eventually returns to civilization to take his rightful place in the House of Lords in the British Parliament, but he continues to return to Africa where he becomes a heroic adventurer. His first on-screen appearance was in the silent movie blockbuster Tarzan of the Apes in 1918. Since then the character has been explored in over fifty authorized films and seven television series.
Scott Tracy Griffin is considered one of the foremost Edgar Rice Burroughs experts in the world, with 30 years of articles appearing in magazines, journals, academia and fanzines, Griffin lives within swinging distance of Tarzana.