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Tarzan (theatrical serials on TV, starring Johnny Weismuller)

    (Syndicated, since 1933)

    [Based upon the series of jungle adventure books by Edgar Rice
     Burroughs; Johnny Weismuller was a swimming champion discovered
     at a Hollywood hotel pool, and given an unbelievable break to
     star in this MGM series of films; but the casting was right;
     and although untrained as an actor, his animal magnetism was 
     a natural in a loin cloth;

     Although created for theatrical release, these were often
     aired in the earliest decade of television...frequently as
     weekend adventure fare for children]


Theme: "Voo-Doo Dance", from the 1931 short film "Trader Hound (a Dogville Comedy)"

    [ASCAP title variation...
     aka: "Voodoo Dance";

     Main Title credit for this THEME in the book "Behind The
     Scenes: The Making Of..." by Rudy Behlmer, who said that the
     short film for which this cue was written was part of another
     1930's MGM series of short subjects called "Dogville Comedy";
     Although several composers were credited for this piece in the
     2001 ASCAP ACE repertoire database, the actual composer was
     George Richelavie, according to Behlmer; in the ASCAP database
     Richelavie's name is spelled "Richelavic" -- may be an error]

     Composers: George Richelavic (affiliation unknown)
                P. A. Marquardt (affiliation unknown) and
                Fritz Stallberg (affiliation unknown)
                
     1978 Publisher: Robbins Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                    [listed without composer in the 1978
                     ASCAP Index of Performed Compositions]

     2001 Publishers: EMI-Robbins Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
                        of New York, NY

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