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Tarzan, the Ape Man

Tarzan, the Ape Man(1932)

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  • When 'Johnny Weismuller' was approached to play Tarzan, he was under contract with BVD to advertise their underwear and swimming trunks. BVD strenuously objected to their spokesman appearing in just a loincloth - they only wanted him to appear wearing their product. In return for letting Weismuller play Tarzan, MGM allowed BVD to run ads featuring their contract players in BVD swimsuits (including Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow and Marie Dressler). (source: Tarzan of the Movies by Gabe Esso)
  • Tarzan's distinctive call was created by sound recordist Douglas Shearer. It was a normal call, manipulated and played backwards.

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