Dust jacket notes: "In 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs created a fictional character named Tarzan, an orphaned baby of aristocratic English parents who was reared by a female gorilla. The book, Tarzan of the Apes, was an immediate sensation and paved its author's way to subsequent wealth and fame as the creator of this tree-swinging jungle man. On January 27, 1918, the film version of Tarzan of the Apes opened at the Broadway Theatre in New York with Elmo Lincoln starring as Tarzan, and another immediate success was scored. There have since been forty Tarzan films produced, and fourteen different actors have donned the loincloth to appear as Tarzan in the movies. A fifteenth Tarzan, Ron Ely, now appears in the Tarzan television serial. Tarzan of the Movies is the exciting account of these Tarzan films, which have amassed a gross of over five hundred million dollars during their more than fifty years of existence. The volume is a history in depth of the Tarzan epic, and reveals the backstage machinations in the production of each Tarzan pictures; the rivalry between various film-makers for film rights to the Apeman; and the sometimes hilarious, and sometimes tragic, events that took place during production; there are profiles of all the actors who have essayed the role of Apeman and comparisons of their approaches to the role. More than four hundred pictures, some of them extremely rare, appear throughout the text. Tarzan of the Movies may be read for pure pleasure or studied by film buffs as an invaluable record of an aspect of a half-century of film-making."