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In the Corner with Dan Hughes


Apr 20, 2015

Edgar Rice Burroughs was destitute.  He had tried several careers, from gold mining to running a retail store, from cowboying (?) to the army, and failed in all of them. 

Finally, at the age of 35, he turned to writing.  He believed he could write better drivel than he was seeing in the pulp magazines, and his first effort, Under the Moons of Mars, sold for $400.  He was on his way.

He wrote Mars books and Venus books and "inner Earth" books and westerns, but he is best remembered for his 26 Tarzan books.

There are over 200 Tarzan movies, and comic books, and newspaper strips, and action figures.  And three radio series. 

This episode is from the third series, which ran from 1950 to 1953.  Tarzan and the Hooded Death first aired on January 25, 1951.