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Blast from the Past: Young Tarzan

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A young Johnny Weissmuller shows it all off in this photo circa 1922 before he was Tarzan and prior to his gold medal wins in the '24 and '28 Olympics. From Shorpy, the 100-year-old photoblog.

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  1. The first two Weissmuller Tarzan films are great for appreciating Johnny's splendid physique. After that the Hays Code cracked down and put a limit on the amount of flesh that could be displayed.

    Doctor Macro has a high-res still here:

    http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Weissmuller,%20Johnny/Weissmuller,%20Johnny%20(Tarzan%20the%20Ape%20Man)_01.jpg

    Posted by: John C | Apr 26, 2007 4:57:10 PM


  2. Geoff Ryman conjures Weissmuller in a gay context rather well in his novel "Lust".

    Amazon link here: http://tinyurl.com/3a7j23

    Posted by: Mike | Apr 26, 2007 5:43:21 PM


  3. Is that a bratwurst in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

    Posted by: Zeke | Apr 26, 2007 9:49:35 PM


  4. Thanks for turning me on to a totally cool and interesting web site! Shorpy, the 100-year-old photoblog is well worth visiting, when I'm done reading yours, of course!

    Posted by: Scot | Apr 27, 2007 2:20:54 AM


  5. Is that stuffing?????? . I dont think they did that back then.
    www.inlovewithdyuen.blogspot.com

    Posted by: Derek | Apr 29, 2007 4:25:24 AM


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