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DANTON'S DEN
MEET DANTON BURROUGHS
Danton Burroughs, grandson of Edgar Rice Burroughs, was born into a world-famous, wildly creative family. His father, John Coleman Burroughs, youngest of the three ERB children, began illustrating his father's novels in 1937, and eventually produced a total of over 125 illustrations for these books. John's wife, Jane Ralston (Danton's mother), assisted him in this work as well as in many other projects: film animation, comics, daily and Sunday strips, big little books, training booklets for Douglas Aircraft in WWII, pulp magazine fiction & art, film studio art, sculptures, paintings, etc.

Danton was raised in Tarzana, California, in a world created by his illustrious grandfather and talented parents -- a magical world of jungles, distant planets, exotic lands, and inner earths in which heroes and villains larger than life leapt from books, comics, film, radio and movies. It was an exciting fantasy world that stoked a young boy's imagination and daydreams. The young boy grew into a man, but the imagination and dreams stayed with him. He was the obvious choice to step into the family business -- as director of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. -- and to carry his grandfather's legacy to even greater heights. A major part of his job today is to govern the worldwide commercial activities that utilize Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, and other ERB franchises. 

His job has not always been easy -- both he and the company have faced and overcome many obstacles through these ever-changing times. But the motto has always been, "I still live!" -- and -- thanks largely to his efforts, the fictional characters and places created by his grandfather almost 100 years ago still live in the minds of millions of fans worldwide. ERB, Inc. promotes and licenses a multitude of diverse endorsements: feature films, Disney animated features, television series, countless new editions of the original novels, foreign editions, sequel novels by authorized authors, ERB conventions, Burroughs Bibliophiles, fanzines, museums, merchandise, theme attractions in the Disney parks, comic books, daily and Sunday comic strips, live stage productions, ice shows, gargantuan Web sites, computer games, and an ever-growing string of ERB biographies, bibliographies, documentaries, tributes, awards, etc. The latest project is the filming of A Princess of Mars by Paramount Pictures.

Throughout his association with ERB, Inc., Danton has strived to make the Burroughs archives available to researchers, scholars, media personnel, and the countless fans who phone or even try to beat down the doors of the Burroughs offices on Ventura Boulevard. He is perhaps the most knowledgeable scholar, conservator, and collector in his field of popular culture. With the arrival of the new millennium Danton started to make much of the massive ERB archive accessible to the world by offering regular features on the Internet. Tarzan.com has been designed to guide readers through the ever-expanding Burroughs Family online archive. 

Bill Hillman ~ Editor and Webmaster of the Burroughs Family of Websites & Webzines
Main Ranch House and Ballroom-Theatre
THE TARZANA TREASURE VAULTS
DANTON BURROUGHS 
Presents
THE LATEST DISCOVERIES IN THE BURROUGHS FAMILY ARCHIVE IN TARZANA
Featured at the John Coleman Burroughs Tribute Site:

www.johncolemanburroughs.com

MEMORIAL PLAQUE DISPLAYED ON VENTURA BOULEVARD ~ TARZANA, CALIFORNIA

ERB Memorial Plaque on Ventura Blvd
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS

IN MEMORY 1875-1950

CREATOR OF TARZAN OF THE APES IN 1912
NAMED HIS RANCH TARZANA IN 1919
HIS 100 PLUS STORIES HAVE CONTINUED
TO INSPIRE MILLIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD


Recently discovered three-generation photos in my father's collection of family pictures.
My grandfather, Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ my father, John Coleman Burroughs ~ and me, 6-month-old baby Danton


Portrait of a young Danton Burroughs by his father, John Coleman Burroughs
Portrait of me as a toddler by my dad, John Coleman Burroughs: artist and photographer


John Coleman Burroughs and son Danton
Father and Son
John Carter of Mars Comics Projecs

John Coleman and Jane Ralston Burroughs Family
John ~ Danton ~ Dian



WELCOME TO THE ERB, INC. OFFICES
A JUNGLE OASIS ON VENTURA BOULEVARD
Entrance to the ERB, Inc. Offices on Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CaliforniaEntrance to the ERB, Inc. Offices on Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CaliforniaEntrance to the ERB, Inc. Offices on Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, California


HOME OF THE DANTON BURROUGHS
FAMILY ARCHIVE OF TARZANA
(a rare glimpse at one of the many memorabilia vaults)
Home of the Danton Burroughs Family Archive
The downstair hodge podge room
Danton amidst the Tarzan posters and memorabilia in the hodge podge room.
See many more photos of our archive vaults in the Tarzana Trek series:
ERBzine 1051

The Burroughs Family of Websites

Tarzan.com 

Original Tarzan and ERB Site
 JCB Tribute Site

Acclaimed artist son of ERB
Tarzan.org 

ERB, Inc. Companion Site

ERB, Inc. Webzines

Danton's Den:
From Tarzana California

Weekly Web Releases

The Tarzana Archive

ERB Tribute & Weekly Webzine 

Since 1996 ~ Over 3,000 Webpages

Official Voice of ERB, Inc.
Monthly Webzine

TARzine Archive


 

 
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