Monday, August 20, 2012

Chatsworth's Rocky Jungle -- Tarzan Movies

Quit a few Tarzan movies and Republic jungle serials inspired by Edgar Rice Burroughs' writings were lensed (partly) of the Iverson Ranch.  Burroughs' Tarzan stories have inspired film-makers for nearly a century, and the title character has been played by more than a dozen actors over the years.

Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) starring Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan and C. Aubrey Smith (Iverson Ranch) MGM

Tarzan the Fearless (1933) starring Buster Crabbe, Julie Bishop and E. Alyn Warren (Iverson Ranch) Sol Lesser Prod.

Tarzan’s Secret Treasure (1941) starring Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan and Johnny Sheffield (Iverson Ranch) MGM

Jungle Girl (1941)[serial] starring Frances Gifford, Tom Neal and Trevor Bardette (Corriganville)(Iverson Ranch) Republic

Perils of Nyoka, The (1942)[serial] aka "Nyoka and the Tigermen" starring Kay Aldridge, Clayton Moore and Lorna Gray (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950) starring Lex Barker, Vanessa Brown and Robert Alda (Iverson Ranch) Sol Lesser Prod.

Tarzan's Peril (1951) starring Lex Barker, Virginia Huston and George Macready (Iverson Ranch) Sol Lesser Prod.

Tarzan’s Savage Fury (1952) starring Lex Barker, Dorothy Hart and Patric Knowles (Iverson Ranch) Sol Lesser Prod.

Tarzan and the She-Devil (1953) starring Lex Barker, Joyce Mackenzie and Raymond Burr (Iverson Ranch) Sol Lesser Prod

Tarzan’s Hidden Jungle (1955) starring Gordon Scott, Vera Miles and Peter van Eyck (Iverson Ranch) Sol Lesser Prod.

Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957) starring Gordon Scott, Robert Beatty and Yolande Donlan (Iverson Ranch) Solar Film Prod.

Tarzan and the Trappers (1958) starring Gordon Scott, Eve Brent and Rickie Sorensen (Iverson Ranch) Sol Lesser Prod.

For more information about the Chatsworth filming locations visit and learn about my books: Rendezvous at Boulder Pass: Hollywood's Fantasyland © 2010 (ISBN: 978-0-615-21522-8) and Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas © 2008 (ISBN: 978-0-615-21499-3)

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