Discover The History Of Tarzan Today At Santa Monica History Museum

Sunday, 26 Jan 2014, 9:23:00 AM

Mitch James

Local author Scott Tracy Griffin.
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Local author Scott Tracy Griffin.

The Santa Monica History Museum will host a lecture and book signing

today, Jan. 26 from 2 pm to 4 pm featuring author Scott Tracy Griffin on

his book "Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration."

Doors open at 1 pm and parking is available in the adjacent parking garage.

Griffin is the the only authorized commemorative visual history of American author Edgar Rice Burroughs’s famed ape man.

"Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration" is a 2013 Locus Award finalist in the Art Book category.

Griffin, who has been reading, researching, and writing about

Burroughs since childhood and appeared in numerous documentaries and

news programs discussing the author, has been a Santa Monica resident

since 1990.

"Tarzan of the Apes" (1914), by author Edgar Rice Burroughs, launched

a phenomenon, with the ape man swinging from literature into film,

radio, television, merchandising, and other media, to become a 20th

Century pop-culture presence.

Flush with success, Burroughs established Tarzana Ranch in 1919,

which was later incorporated as Santa Monica’s neighbor to the north.

Griffin will examine the numerous connections between the novelist

Burroughs, the character Tarzan, and the City of Santa Monica on the

centennial of the first Tarzan book publication.

The Santa Monica History Museum is located at 1350 7th Street, Santa Monica.

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