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Weissmuller ... the Two Career Star"
by David Fury. Burroughs Bulletin #14 New Series (April 1993). Reprinted
by permission. A more up-to-date version of Weissmuller's career will be
provided by Mr. Fury in his biograpy "Twice the Hero," which will appear
|As difficult as it is to achieve fame and reach the
pinnacle of success in a particular field, Johnny Weissmuller did it twice;
he was the great-est swimmer of all time, and then became eternally famous
and internationally loved and remembered as "Tarzan" on the silver screen.
Rice Burroughs and the Development of Science Fiction: An Interview with
by Stan Galloway. Burroughs Bulletin #10 New Series (April 1992.) Reprinted
|I met a lot of the major writers of the early period
of science fiction, but never Burroughs ... a man named by Brian Aldiss
as "a dinosaur of science fiction." In 1919, TARZAN THE UNTAMED
ran in THE RED BOOK, McClurg brought out THE WARLORD OF MARS,
and I was born. I grew up in Burroughs' heyday and began my own writing
as Burroughs himself left the scene. ...
by Philip J. Currie. Burroughs Bulletin # 17 New Series (January 1994).
Reprinted by permission.
|For me, Pellucidar has always been the most fascinating
world created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, in part because AT THE EARTH'S
CORE was the first book that I read by the Master of Adventure. It
is also because of my interest in dinosaurs, although this is a secondary
consideration because there are actually relatively few references to these
animals in the series. Given the number of prehistoric animals that lived
in Pellucidar, this is perhaps not surprising. ...
Rice Burroughs and the Maxwell Perkins Syndrome"
by Richard A. Lupoff. Burroughs Bulletin # 13 New Series (January 1993).
Reprinted by permission. This article has also been reprinted in the author's
collection of essays THE WRITER AT LARGE from Gryphon Books. Please check
out their website at www.gryphonbooks.com to learn more about their publishing
|I am going to speak to you as a longtime reader,
part-time critic and occasional teacher of literature. I am also tempted
to speak to you as a mostly full-time author in my own right, and had originally
intended to do so. But when I made notes for this talk, and started transforming
them into an actual text, I realized that the latter topic would take too
much time away from the former, so I will invite anyone who wants to talk
about my own thirty-odd books and hundred or so short stories, to do so
later, on a one-to-one basis. ...
Mormons, and Martians: The Possible Origins of Barsoomian History"
by Phillip R. Burger. Burroughs Bulletin # 16 New Series (October 1993).
Reprinted by permission.
|Literary borrowing has been a habit of writers ever
since pen was first put to paper -- or papyrus. The test of a good writer
is if he can take previously used materials and make something new with
them. Edgar Rice Burroughs could do this with great skill and ease. Such
borrowing is evident in Burroughs' first book, A Princess of Mars. Not
only do the novel's contents suggest this, but as a first-time writer who
seems to have done little formal planning before setting down the tale,
Burroughs would naturally adapt that which he had read or experienced for
his own literary needs. ...
Lucky Girl!' The Play by Edgar Rice Burroughs"
by Robert B. Zeuschner
|Shortly before 8 pm on Saturday evening, May 3rd,
I handed my ticket to the ticket collector at the Palmdale Playhouse (the
city of Palmdale is located about forty miles north of Hollywood) and walked
into the main door of the playhouse. I was handed a copy of the program.
The Playbill read "The World Premiere of YOU LUCKY GIRL!", and I must confess
that this was an event which I never thought I would see. It was the very
first production of ERB's only play, and ran for just two weekends: April
25, 26, 27 and May 2, 3, and 4, 1997. ...
THE WORDS OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS...
|" Get the habit of work and quit being
an "inspirational" author -- which is merely another name for a loafer.
Don't wait for ideas to come. Go after them. Don't write every now and
then. Write every day, if only for a little while. Be a worker, not a poseur.
The only real "literary people" are those who work at it. Those who make
good are the ones who keep so busy that they have no time to show off.