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April 24, 1998 | by Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News
Casper Van Dien grew up watching Tarzan movies with his father, so when it came time to don the loincloth for "Tarzan and the Lost City," which opens today, the 29-year-old actor had all the moves down. "I never did get to do the Weissmuller yell," Van Dien says. "But I was all over the swinging and the chest-pounding. " Van Dien, who was seen last year as the bug-killing Johnny Rico in "Starship Troopers," prepared for his role by spending time at Edgar Rice Burroughs' old Spanish hacienda on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana, Calif.
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January 31, 1993 | By William Wray, FOR THE INQUIRER
It has passed for Africa, it has passed for South America. It is neither. Here in the ancient flood-plain forests just south of Tallahassee is Florida at its finest: before Disney, before retirement villages - before even bikinis. So before you end your next trip to Florida be sure to schedule a stop at Wakulla Springs State Park and a trip down the Wakulla River. Even if you've never been to the Sunshine State there is a good chance you've seen at least part of Wakulla Springs.
NEWS
June 23, 1999 | by Kevin Colleary
Even though I've seen almost every animated film since "Bambi," I won't be paying $9.50 this summer to see "Tarzan. " This has nothing to do with the quality of the movie itself, which critics have almost universally praised. No, my problem is that this new Tarzan has the exaggerated musculature of too many male cartoon characters and toys. These ubiquitous images create an unrealistic and unhealthy model for boys. I read recently that a study conducted by doctors at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass.
NEWS
August 8, 2014
I ALWAYS felt like a little bit of an imposter in college. It wasn't that I was straight and a significant percentage of the Bryn Mawr population loved both Virginia Woolf and Emily Dickinson. (Take whatever inference you want from that . . . ) It wasn't that I was pro-life and most of my sister students were busy protecting their ovaries from my rosaries. It wasn't that I loved football, and the only Eagles they were interested in were the ones on the endangered-species list.
NEWS
April 28, 1992 | by Alex Michelini, New York Daily News
Is nothing sacred? Tarzan and Jane, the happy-go-lucky jungle couple created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, have been transformed into sex objects, the author's descendants charged yesterday. They swung into Manhattan Federal Court, claiming in a $1 million lawsuit that Vogue magazine blasphemed the "good, wholesome and attractive" Tarzan and Jane images by depicting the characters in "sexually suggestive" roles. The 14-page photo layout, entitled "Tarzan, meet Jane," appears in Vogue's current, 100th anniversary issue.
NEWS
May 11, 2006 | By Howard Shapiro INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tarzan swings. Subway trains may run underneath Broadway, but inside the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where the Disney spectacular opened last night, mass transit means vines. From its first gorgeous scenes, played without dialogue, the cast comes at you and over you, and after the curtain calls, you feel you should exit by rope. The blockbuster is said to cost upward of $20 million - lots for Broadway but not much, considering that if Julia Roberts were not performing a block away, she herself would be getting that amount for just one movie.
NEWS
June 9, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chris Pronger isn't upset, but some women are. A poster in Tuesday's Chicago Tribune shows the Flyers stalwart defenseman in a skirt, along with a headline that reads, "Chrissy Pronger. Looks like Tarzan, skates like Jane. " Clever like sixth grade. Not only is the Tarzan joke as old as Tarzan, the skirt thing rips off the New York Post. "The Frillies Are Coming to Town!" its front page declared in October, next to a picture of outfielder Shane Victorino in a skirt. Pronger barely bothered to react.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2003 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire sources contributed to this report
'YOU TALKIN' to me?" What else could Robert De Niro say when his doctor told him he had prostate cancer. Fortunately, De Niro's prognosis is good. "Doctors say the condition was detected at an early stage because of regular checkups," his publicist said in a statement yesterday. "Because of the early detection and his excellent physical condition, doctors project a full recovery. " De Niro will next be seen in theaters in "Godsend," a thriller about cloning. Travis Bickle to Fimmel Calvin Klein underwear model Travis Fimmel says at first, he didn't want the lead role in the WB's "Tarzan.
NEWS
January 11, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES - Denise Darcel, the French-born actress known for vampy roles in such films as "Vera Cruz" and "Thunder in the Pines," has died. She was 87. Darcel's son Craig said Monday that she died Dec. 23 at a Los Angeles hospital from complications from an emergency surgery to repair a ruptured aneurysm. After coming to the U.S. in 1947, Darcel starred opposite several leading men in a string of films in the '50s, including "Battleground" with Van Johnson, "Tarzan and the Slave Girl" with Lex Barker, "Westward the Women" with Robert Taylor and "Young Man with Ideas" with Glenn Ford.
NEWS
May 4, 1986 | By Timothy Dwyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Every couple of minutes, from somewhere deep in the subtropical forest, comes the piercing jungle call of Tarzan the Ape Man. At first, it startles you. Then, the more you hear it, the more it seems to be exactly the right audio prop for this wildlife park that Tarzan, Boy and Jane once called home. Tarzan's tape-recorded call doesn't startle the sunbathing turtles a bit, though. Alligators don't bat an eyelid when his cry rings out. Most of the animals who live in the Silver Springs park along the Silver River don't seem affected one way or the other by the call that Johnny Weissmuller made famous.
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August 8, 2014
I ALWAYS felt like a little bit of an imposter in college. It wasn't that I was straight and a significant percentage of the Bryn Mawr population loved both Virginia Woolf and Emily Dickinson. (Take whatever inference you want from that . . . ) It wasn't that I was pro-life and most of my sister students were busy protecting their ovaries from my rosaries. It wasn't that I loved football, and the only Eagles they were interested in were the ones on the endangered-species list.
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January 11, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES - Denise Darcel, the French-born actress known for vampy roles in such films as "Vera Cruz" and "Thunder in the Pines," has died. She was 87. Darcel's son Craig said Monday that she died Dec. 23 at a Los Angeles hospital from complications from an emergency surgery to repair a ruptured aneurysm. After coming to the U.S. in 1947, Darcel starred opposite several leading men in a string of films in the '50s, including "Battleground" with Van Johnson, "Tarzan and the Slave Girl" with Lex Barker, "Westward the Women" with Robert Taylor and "Young Man with Ideas" with Glenn Ford.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dick Clark on Saturday will mark the 40th anniversary of his televised Times Square bash, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve . "There have been many memorable moments," Clark tells USA Today. "The year of the Iran hostage crisis [in 1980], the ball almost didn't drop," he says. The owner of One Times Square wanted to cancel to protest Iran's detention of 52 Americans. "The most nerve-racking would have to be the first New Year's Eve after the 9/11 tragedy," Clark adds. Clark says the popular show had its origins in Philly.
NEWS
September 11, 2011
Eve Brent, 81, a veteran character actress whose most recognizable role was Jane to Gordon Scott's Tarzan, died Aug. 27 in Sun Valley, Calif. Ms. Brent rebooted the character of Jane, Tarzan's civilized love interest, in the 1958 films Tarzan and the Trappers and Tarzan's Fight for Life , after Jane was left out of the two previous Tarzan movies. She said she took the part to please her son, who was then about 6. But although it raised her profile, she later concluded it had been a disastrous career move.
NEWS
October 24, 2010
Johnny Sheffield, 79, who played the character Boy in the Tarzan movies of the 1930s and '40s, died Oct. 15 of a heart attack at his home in the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista. His wife, Patty Sheffield, said that he fell off a ladder while pruning a palm tree four hours earlier. Mr. Sheffield beat out more than 300 other youngsters for the role of Boy in the 1939 movie Tarzan Finds a Son! and went on to costar with Johnny Weissmuller in seven more Tarzan films. He later played another jungle boy, Bomba, in a dozen movies before quitting the role in 1955.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2010 | By JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
Dynamite is starting to make magnificence monotonous. The company has again taken an aged, beloved property which hasn't been seen in any medium for awhile, kept the essential elements that made it stand the test of time while expanding the story to include elements that will make it more contemporary and compelling. Shake, stir and voila! There's another . . . ahem . . . Dynamite book on the shelves, in this case "Warlord of Mars," the first issue of which just hit comic shops at the extremely affordable price of one dollar - the best value of the month.
NEWS
June 9, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chris Pronger isn't upset, but some women are. A poster in Tuesday's Chicago Tribune shows the Flyers stalwart defenseman in a skirt, along with a headline that reads, "Chrissy Pronger. Looks like Tarzan, skates like Jane. " Clever like sixth grade. Not only is the Tarzan joke as old as Tarzan, the skirt thing rips off the New York Post. "The Frillies Are Coming to Town!" its front page declared in October, next to a picture of outfielder Shane Victorino in a skirt. Pronger barely bothered to react.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2009 | By Toby Zinman FOR THE INQUIRER
Wife enters, carrying flowers and vegetables in a Trader Joe's bag. She asks, "How fresh does the lamb have to be?" Husband/chef replies, "As though the blood just stopped. " And since the lamb is still alive in his box, things are going to get messy. Hunter Gatherers, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's funny, nasty farce about primal instincts, opens Theatre Exile's season in high style. Richard, played by Ross Beschler, is a yuppified Tarzan - a foodie with a sex drive so opportunistic that anybody and any gender will do. His tyrannized wife - "being good is who I am" - Pam (Amanda Schoonover)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2007 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Peter Parker's on top of the world, Ma. The kid's sailing through college. His girlfriend can't stop goo-goo-eyeing him - and she's not only beautiful, she's making her Broadway singing debut. And after a rocky start, the town he lives in - New York - has come to welcome Parker's web-slinging, crime-fighting alter ego. A headline from one of the tabs: "Why NY Spidey. " At least, that's how things are in the opening minutes of Spider-Man 3, before an asteroid deposits evil black goop on Parker's motor scooter; before an escaped convict walks into a particle-physics gizmo; before a hotshot photographer tries to muscle in on Parker's newspaper job; before a rich kid with a mind for revenge starts hover-boarding around town lobbing IEDs; before a beautiful blond coed falls from 62 stories and Spidey catches her, and before Spidey's girl gets jealous.
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