Dave Locke reminisced on the Smofs list about the 1972 Westercon where Johnny Weissmuller, Jock Mahoney and virtually all of the extant Tarzan actors were present for a Burroughs-fan “Dum-Dum”:
I remember they all appeared on
‘s Tonight show that same weekend. Funniest thing, though, was Weissmuller drinking too much and, from the bar, cracking up most everyone in the hotel when he’d frequently give forth with his famous Tarzan “yell.” Carson
Weissmuller is long gone, but Cheeta the Chimp who starred with him, remarkably is still alive. And he’s finally gotten around to writing his tell-all
Cheeta tells it all, a life lived with the stars, a monkey stolen from deepest
Africaforced to make a living in the fake jungles of . Hollywood
At the age of 75, he is by far the oldest chimpanzee ever recorded.
Backdate: 7/18/2008: Put Dave’s story back the way he told it. Fined myself three bananas.