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"The master of imaginative fantasy adventure...
...the creator of Tarzan and...
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|George Tyler & Evaline Burroughs Residence
650 (646) Washington Blvd
between Lincoln and Robey St.
Chicago's West Side
|1880: ERB's first poem: "I'm Dr. Burroughs come to town, To see
my patint Maria Brown."
1888 - Fall: Ed enters the Harvard School
on 21st Street and Indiana Avenue
|1891: Summer||Ranch along lower Raft River
Cassia County, SE Idaho
|Ed's father sent him to work for the summer
at brother Harry's Idaho Ranch
|1891 September:||Phillips Academy,
|Ed is a regular contributor of cartoons and poems
to a school paper, the Mirror.
|Michigan Military Academy
26 miles NW of Detroit
|1894 - founder of Cadet newspaper
The Military Mirror
1895: Gives Address to the 1894 Graduating Class & accepts the position of MMA assistant commandant &
Editor of the Adjutant school paper
|1896 May 24 -||Fort Grant, Arizona Territory||As a member of Troop B, 7th U.S. Cavalry
Ed does many sketches of cavalry life
|1897 Summer:||646 Washington Boulevard
|Returns home after army discharge and
helping brother Harry in a cattle drive
on the Snake River, Idaho
|Joins brothers to help with dredging operation|
|1898 June - 1899||West Center Street,
ERB's Stationery Shop
|Contributes poems to the Pocatello Tribune:
"The Black Man's Burden" etc.
|1899 Winter||Mule Shoe Ranch
on the Snake River
Burroughs Brothers' Idaho Ranch
|ERB hit on the head while watching a saloon brawl -
the start of hallucinations and nightmares.
|1899||646 Washington Boulevard OR
493 (1418) Jackson Blvd
|Home to work at father's battery company|
|January 31, 1900
||194 Park Avenue
(Park and Robey)
|Move into a room at Emma's parents' house
Alvin & Emma Theresa Hulbert
"Snake River Cottontail Tales"
|1901||88 Park Avenue, Chicago||"Grandma Burroughs' Cook Book" (Xmas 1901)
a booklet of recipes and cartoons
|1902 Ap - May 1903||35 South Robey Street, Chicago|
|1903 Spring||Tent - Cabin - Houseboat
Sweetser-Burroughs Mining Co.
Stanley Basin, Idaho
|Take all possessions on a UP train and stage
to join brother George's gold dredging operation
|1903 Summer||Parma, Idaho
on the Snake River
|Freight train to brother Harry's gold dredge
Minidoka - "What are the Wild Waves Saying?
An Evening Lullaby for the Children."
|1904 April - Oct. 14
||111 North Fifth West Street
Salt Lake City
|Railroad policeman for
Oregon Short Line Railroad Company
|1904 Fall to 1908||194 (2005) Park Avenue||January 12, 1908 - Birth of Joan at Park Ave. Hospital
Poems: Violet Vale booklet & Poverty
Articles: "What Every Young Couple Should Know"
|1908 to Oct. 1909||197 (2008) Park Avenue
Flat in building owned by Hulberts
|August 12, 1909 - Birth of son Hulbert|
|April 11, 1910 -
|821 S. Scoville Ave.
|ERB's father's country place - rented|
|1911-1913||2008 (once 197) Park Ave.
(A flat in a building owned by the Hulbert family)
|Unpublished article: "Selling Satisfaction
- an Anecdote" and many poems for newspapers by Normal Bean
~ PM, TA, OT, The Avenger, GM, "For
the Fool's Mother" western short story, Ape Man (RT), Inner World (AEC),
Prince of Helium (WM)
February 28, 1913: Birth of John Coleman Burroughs.
Sept. 25, 1913-
|550 A Ave.
across the bay from San Diego
San Diego, CA.
|ERB works on:
Return of Tarzan, Cave Girl, Mucker, Mad King, Eternal Lover, BT, The Lad and the Lion, Girl from Harris's, Thuvia-Maid of Mars, Pellucidar
May 11, 1914-1917
|6415 Augusta St. (414) ~ Oak Park
(After a two-month stay at the Hulbert home at 2005 (194) Park Ave.)
Cost: $8,500 ~ Lot size 45'x136' ~ Running water & sewer, 2 baths, 3 toilets, sleeping porch, garage
Also stays at the Hulbert family farm at Coldwater, Michigan.
1915 - Son of Tarzan, Beyond Thirty, Lion Hunter & His Majesty the Janitor & other movie synopses, Jewels of Opar, HRH The Rider, Maneater
|Camping trip from Oak Park to California
the family lived in LA from Dec. 1916-Mar. 31, ??1917
See ERB Bio for a list of names given to the various camps
355 South Hoover St.,
|New Stories of Tarzan (Jungle Tales of Tarzan) written in Oak
park, on camping trip and LA.~
Tribe of Tarzan is formed
1917 April 3 -
|700 Linden Ave.
Moved to this stucco house when ERB sold the Augusta St. house.
ERB works on movie deals and militia activities
Land that Time Forgot, Little Door
|1918 -1919||325 North Oak Park Ave.
"The Doring House":
A large 3-story, concrete house
with an elevator
|Patriotic articles and poems
1020 North Boulevard
Rented storefront business office,
used as writing room & army
|1919 Jan 31: leave
for LA - Arrive Feb 3
6th Street, Los Angeles
near Westlake Park
(now MacArthur Park)
|1919||1729 North Wilton Avenue
(Wilton Place), Hollywood
A short stay in a rented house.
1919 March 1
San Fernando Valley, CA
ERB buys Mil Flores for $125,000
"Under the Red Flag" - Tarzan and the Valley of Luna - Efficiency Expert -Tarzan the Terrible ~ 1921: Man Without a Soul, Chessmen of Mars ~ 1922: The Girl from Hollywood, Moon Men, Tarzan and the Golden Lion, Beware ~ 1923: Bandit of Hell's Bend, Tarzan and the Ant Men ~
1924: Marcia of the Doorstep
|June 1924 or 1925
House & 125 acres sold
|544 S. Gramercy Place
[A rented home after leaving the Tarzana house which became the El Caballero Country Club in July]
|1925 or 1926||674 South New Hampshire Blvd
Rental home while waiting for completion of the Mecca Ave. home.
Ed rents offices in the Commercial Exchange Building in downtown Los Angeles and
in the Hohm Building at Sixth and Western.
5245 (5046) Mecca Ave.
cottage on Lot 76 of tract 5475
|Tarzan Twins, War Chief of the Apaches,
ERB moves his office to
5255 (5135) Avenida Oriente in Tarzana
then to new office, 18354 Ventura
on July 14, 1927
Starts Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle at old finishes on Ventura - Master Mind of Mars, Apache Devil, You Lucky Girl, Jad-bal-Ja and the Tarzan Twins, Tarzan and the Lost Empire, Tanar of Pellucidar, Tarzan and Pellucidar (Tarzan at the Earth's Core)
A Fighting Man of Mars, The Dancing Girl of the Leper King
Tarzana main house
December 16: Tarzana, California is officially registered as a city with its own post office.
The Ghostly Script, Tarzan and the Man Things, That Damned Dude,
1931 - Tarzan and the Raiders, "Calling All Cars," Tarzan and the Leopard Men , Pirates of Venus, Tarzan the Invincible, Tarzan and the City of Gold
1932 - 'Murder Mysteries,' Tarzan - the Apeman movie, Pirate Blood
90 Malibu La Costa Beach
August: Ed purchases a home in Malibu when he realizes that the planned renovations of the Tarzana home will be too expensive.
September 13, 1933: Ed is elected mayor of Malibu Beach.
Lost on Venus, Radio Premiere, Tarzan Club
1933 - Tarzan Clans, Tarzan and the Lion Man
Swords of Mars
|1934 Feb 19||The Garden of Allah, Villa 23 - Hollywood|
|1934 April 17||2029 Pinehurst Road, LA|
|1934 October 20||The Dearholts'
West Hollywood Apartment
|Tarzan and the Diamond
of Asher, Tarzan and Jane (Tarzan's Quest),
Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises office is located at 8476 Sunset Boulevard. Plans are made to film a Tarzan movie in Guatemala.
|1934 October 21||Las Vegas six-week Residency at
Apache Hotel in Las Vegas
Emma moved to
10452 Bellagio Road in Bel Air
|Limited and uneven creative ouput due to marriage split|
|1934 Late December||7933 Hillside Avenue, Hollywood|
|1935 January||806 Beverly Hills
(previous occupant: Maurice Chevalier)
|Back to the Stone Age|
|1935 Ap. 11 - May 11
|Honeymoon at the
Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honolulu
Return to a new residence at
806 Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
|1935 October||Leased the Beverly Hills house to Fred Astaire and rented a home
for eight months at:
Arena Road, Palm Springs
|Tarzan the Magnificent|
|1935 Nov - Dec.
1935 Dec. thru
Good Samaritan Hospital, LA
806 Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
|December 3: Ed writes the light verse, "Dear Old Eight-Two-Three," while convalescing|
|1936 May||2315 North Vermont Avenue|
5930 Franklin Avenue
|1937 June||Sunset Plaza Apartments
(a stylish art deco aparment building above Sunset Strip - other tenants were actor Ralph Bellamy and mobster Johnny Roselli)
|Tarzan and the Elephant Men, Seven Worlds to Conquer (Back
to the Stone Age), Carson of Venus, Tarzan
and the Forbidden City ,
1938- Synthetic Men of Mars,
|1939 August 31||716 North Rexford Drive
Luxury apt for Flo's after-op recuperation
Kailua Bay, Lanikai, Hawaii
(photo of the site today)
|Llana of Gathol, Escape on Venus, Tarzan and the Madman|
|1940 August 28
||2623 Halelena, Hawaii
[Office: 1298 Kapiolani Boulevard]
|Savage Pellucidar, Beyond the Farthest Star, Tarzan and the Castaways, Tangor Returns|
(photo of the site today)
|1941 - "Misogynists Preferred" "Wizard of Venus,"I Am A Barbarian,"Laugh
It Off" columns
1942 War Diaries: Happenings in New Caledonia and Australia.
1943 "More Fun! More People Killed!"
1944 "Uncle Bill," Tarzan and "The Foreign Legion"
1945 Dec. 26 - 1950
|5465 Zelzah Avenue, Encino||Worked on syndicated Tarzan strips|
For larger photo images of many
of the ERB homes
visit the OB Photo Galleries at:
Homes 1875-1919 and Homes 1919-1950
For an expanded ERB Timeline Bio visit Bill Hillman's ERBzine Site