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Geoff St. Andrews collection on Johnny Weissmuller

 Collection
Identifier: 2635

Scope and Contents

This collection chiefly contains film stills from Tarzan movies starring Johnny Weissmuller, which were compiled by Weissmuller fan and researcher Geoff St. Andrews (1941-2016). Includes both contemporary stills as well as later reproductions. Most of the stills are held in 3-ring binders by film title, though some have been removed to folders for preservation purposes. Some film binders also have accompanying folders of loose stills that were received as addenda. In addition to the stills, there are two London publicity publications for "Valley of Head Hunters" and "Jungle Moon Men."

Dates

  • 1932 - 1956

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Biographical / Historical

Geoffrey L. St. Andrews (1941-2016) became a fan of Olympic champion and actor Johnny Weissmuller (1904-1984), when he saw Weissmuller in Tarzan movies as a child in Canada. St. Andrews later became a collector and researcher of Weissmuller and hosted a website about Weissmuller from the early 2000s until his death in 2016.

Extent

3.38 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection chiefly contains film stills for Tarzan movies starring Johnny Weissmuller from the 1930s to 1950s, which were compiled by Weissmuller fan and researcher Geoff St. Andrews.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Geoff St. Andrews, October 12, 2022, with additional photographs received as addenda in 2013 and 2015.

Title
Finding aid for the Geoff St. Andrews collection on Johnny Weissmuller
Status
Completed
Author
Diann Benti
Date
2022 May
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library G4
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Los Angeles California 90089-0185 United States