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Master of Imaginative Fantasy Adventure
Creator of Tarzan®  and "Grandfather of American Science Fiction"
 

JULY 2004
This month's highlights from the John Coleman Burroughs Website

 
Danton BurroughsIn recent years I find myself spending more and more time exploring the Burroughs family treasures in our Tarzana archives. 

Throughout the 20th century, my grandfather Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzana estate became a repository for generations of family collectibles, mementos, documents, journals, books, photos, art, manuscripts, letters, and heirlooms. 

The task of sorting and documenting this immense trove has fallen to me, and each day yields exciting rarities.

I am constantly amazed and humbled by the fertile imaginations and wide range of interests and accomplishments displayed by my Burroughs forebears: my grandparents Ed and Emma, my parents John Coleman and Jane, uncle Hulbert, aunt Joan, uncle Jim Pierce, Studley, Florence, Mary, George, Harry, Frank, Major George, et al.

I invite you to return to this site often where I will regularly share some of the more unsual items from
the Burroughs Family Archive

Danton Burroughs ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.


 
July 2004
CONTENTS
Danton's Tarzana Treasure Vaults
Comments on the Arthur Weiss Screenplay: Tarzan of the Apes
A special collage created by JCB for Sgt. Frank E. Shonfeld
FAREWELL TARZANA: A Final Photo & Verse Tribute
CHARLES KING / ERB Connection Part I  and  Part II
ERB Discusses Books & Collecting
ERBzine
Tarzana Ranch: Then and Now
FAREWELL TARZANA: A Final Photo & Verse Tribute
ERB References for the THE APACHE NOVELS I & II
CUSTER'S LAST BATTLE By Captain Charles King
KING: SOLDIER AUTHOR / ERB: MASTER OF ADVENTURE
Spotlight on ERB Artist Dan Parsons
Articles & Illustrations Captain Charles King Books
Frank Shonfeld: ERB Super Fan and ECOF Founder
DUM-DUM 2004 MEMORIES and PHOTO SCRAPBOOK
ERB Comics & Collectibles Emporium
FUNNIES Mosaic & Biblio of JCB John Carter Comics
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Highlights From This Month's

July 2004
Danton's
Tarzana Treasure Vaults

From August 15, 1969
John Coleman Burroughs 
Comments on the Arthur Weiss Screenplay:
Tarzan of the Apes

http://www.johncolemanburroughs.com/mag/1160.html

A special collage that JCB created and sent to longtime ERB fan 
Sgt. Frank E. Shonfeld of the British Army on April 21, 1941. 
This was done at the request of ERB, then living in Hawaii, 
to show his appreciation for Shonfeld's support over the years.

The collage features some of the major ERB characters that JCB had illustrated:
Tarzan ~ John Carter ~ Dejah Thoris ~ Tars Tarkas ~ David Innes
The dedication on the artwork reads:
"Best Regards and Lots of Luck
to Sgt F. E. Shonfeld
from John Coleman Burroughs 4-21-41"
http://www.johncolemanburroughs.com/mag/collagv8.jpg

FAREWELL TARZANA
A Final Photo & Verse Tribute 
by Larry Lingeman
with additional photos by Steve Ramada and Peter O'Keefe 
of the Tarzana Cultural Center
plus
AN AERIAL VIEW OF THE TARZANA ESTATE
 http://www.johncolemanburroughs.com/mag/1162.html
Rare Potos and Letters used in a PowerPoint presentation
given by Brian Bohnett at Madonna University in 2003
CHARLES KING: THE SOLDIER AUTHOR
ERB: THE MASTER OF ADVENTURE
Part I  and  Part II
featuring
A surprising letter from William H. Butts: former principal of Michigan Military Academy.
 http://www.johncolemanburroughs.com/mag/1170.html
 http://www.johncolemanburroughs.com/mag/1171.html
ERB Discusses Books & Collecting
Correspondence between Edgar Rice Burroughs and Herbert Hungerford of
"The American News Trade Journal."
These letters lead up to an article by my grandfather in which 
he expresses his love of books and the collecting of books, 
as well as his views on book marketing. 
He also shares entertaining anecdotes about his early years as a bookstore owner 
in Pocatello, Idaho and as a door-to-door book salesman in Chicago and Oak Park.

 http://www.johncolemanburroughs.com/mag/1165.html


Highlights From This Month's
ERBzine Weekly Webzine


July 2 - 8, 2004
Main Ranch House and Ballroom-Theatre
SPECIAL ISSUE:
TARZANA RANCH

 ERBzine 1161
Tarzana Ranch: Then and Now
50 Photos
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1161.html

Edgar Rice Burroughs and Sunset over Tarzana Ranch

ERBzine 1162
FAREWELL TARZANA 
A Final Photo & Verse Tribute 
 by Larry Lingeman 
with additional photos by 
Steve Ramada & Peter O'Keefe: Tarzana Cultural Center
http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1162.html


July 9 - 16, 2004

FEATURE 1: ERBzine 1153
ERB References for the 
THE APACHE NOVELS I
The War Chief ~ The Apache Devil
Ed Burroughs drew upon his personal experiences from when he served as a trooper
with the U.S. 7th Cavalry at Fort Grant, Arizona -- but -- 
since his Cavalry adventures took place 30 years earlier,
to fill in gaps in his recollections he turned to his library to fill in details.
Last month we shared a list of books and periodicals in
the ERB Bio Time Line, which Ed cited as being the primary references he used in
the writing of his Apache novels. 
We have completed our research on these volumes and
the results are now displayed in this week's feature article. 
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1153.html
 
 ERBzine 1154
ERB References for the 
THE APACHE NOVELS II
The War Chief ~ The Apache Devil
http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1154.html

CUSTER'S LAST BATTLE
By Captain Charles King
Harper's New Monthly Magazine Aug. 1890
King was ERB's Commandant at the Michigan Military Academy ~ 
The celebrated Indian fighter and writer was a role model for the young cadet 
and perhaps the biggest influence on Burroughs' writing style and 
his lifelong fascination with the military.
 http://www.erbzine.com/craft/king1.html

July 16 - 22, 2004
“Circumstances, chiefly. I wasn’t long in finding out that keeping a family on retired captain’s pay is a beggar’s business. I had to go to work, so I took to writing.” - Charles King
ERBzine 1170
Rare Potos and Letters used in a PowerPoint presentation given by Brian Bohnett at Madonna University in 2003:

CHARLES KING: SOLDIER AUTHOR
AND
ERB: MASTER OF ADVENTURE
Part I
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1170.html

“My son, Hulbert, had just been born. I had no job, and no money. I had to pawn Mrs, Burroughs’ jewelry and my watch in order to buy food.  I started to write my first story.” - Edgar Rice Burroughs

ERBzine 1158
Spotlight on ERB Artist
Dan Parsons
Official Artist for the 
2004 ECOF Convention in Sacramento

http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1158.html


More Articles, Excerpts and Illustrations from the books of
Captain Charles King
King was ERB's Commandant at the Michigan Military Academy ~ 
The celebrated Indian fighter and writer was a role model for the young cadet 
and perhaps the biggest influence on Burroughs' writing style and 
his lifelong fascination with the military.
 http://www.erbzine.com/craft/king3.html

July 23 - 29, 2004
JC original art for Frank Shonfeld
 ERBzine 1159
Our Burroughs Biblio-Pro-Phile Series
A Tribute to ERB Super Fan and ECOF Founder
Frank Shonfeld
with art and letters from 
The Danton Burroughs Family Archive
http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1159.html
Photo from Jim Thompson's ERBCOF site: Frank Shonfeld and Danton Burroughs at Louisvillle

ERBzine 1163
DUM-DUM MEMORIES 
and
PHOTO SCRAPBOOK
by 
Jerry O'Hara 
http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1163.html

Captain Charles King“Circumstances, chiefly. I wasn’t long in finding out that keeping a family on retired captain’s pay is a beggar’s business. I had to go to work, so I took to writing.” - Charles King
ERBzine 1171
Rare Potos and Letters used in a PowerPoint presentation given by Brian Bohnett at Madonna University in 2003:

CHARLES KING: SOLDIER AUTHOR
AND
ERB: MASTER OF ADVENTURE
Part II
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag11/1171.html

Cavalryman in Arizona“My son, Hulbert, had just been born. I had no job, and no money. I had to pawn Mrs, Burroughs’ jewelry and my watch in order to buy food.  I started to write my first story.” - Edgar Rice Burroughs

Update ERB Comics
ERB Comics & Collectibles Emporium
Including
Illustrated Comics Bibliography 
and Comics Summary Projects

 http://www.erbzine.com/comics

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40 cover artist unknown
ERBzine 0825

FUNNIES Mosaic 
of JCB John Carter Comics
An Illustrated Bibliography

http://www.erbzine.com/mag8/0825.html

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