Johnny Weissmuller

Tarzan (Johnny Weismuller) & Cheetah from the "Tarzan" movies of 1932 - Later, in the the role would be played by Ron Ely.

Johnny Weissmuller as "Tarzan" with Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane.

Further popularization happens through Edgar Rice Burroughs character: Tarzan, described as "superman" by the fictional Jane Porter (here Johnny Weismuller and Maureen O'Sullivan).

The one and only Tarzan. They used Mr Weismuller's call for every Tarzan that came after !

Cheetah the 1930s Tarzan chimp dies aged 80 – but was he the real star and even that old?

King of the Swingers: Cheetah (right) In the 1939 hit Tarzan Finds a Son. Jane, Tarzan, Boy and Cheetah. The character of Cheetah was the comic relief in the Tarzan series starring American Olympic gold medal swimmer Weissmuller.

I used to love to watch Tarzan shows.  ~Johnny Sheffield, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Weissmuller  Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)

Johnny Sheffield, Brenda Joyce and Johnny Weissmuller; Boy, Jane and Tarzan

Movie Set of "Tarzan" - Maureen O'Sullivan and Johnny Weissmuller. Some Filming for the jungle scenes were done at the arboretum in Arcadia, CA

Movie Set of "Tarzan" - Maureen O'Sullivan and Johnny Weissmuller. Some Filming for the jungle scenes were done at the arboretum in Arcadia, CA

Tarzan and His Mate (1934 film, starring Johnny Weissmuller)

Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O’Sullivan, 1934 My favorite Tarzan and Jane. Maureen is Mia Farrow's mother. Johnny Weissmuller 1932 who was born on June 1904 in Cincinnati, Ohio and was considered the Master of Hollywood Glamour Photography.

Johnny Weissmuller was an American competition swimmer and actor best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s and for having one of the best competitive swimming records of the 20th century.

Johnny Weissmuller

JOHNNY WEISSMULLER - was an Romanian-Austro-Hungarian-American competition swimmer and actor best known for playing Tarzan in films of the and and for having one of the best competitive swimming records of the century.

Spanky with Tarzan's Johnny Weissmuller

Spanky with Tarzan's Johnny Weissmuller. Such a cute picture! I watched both "Tarzan" and "The Little Rascals" as a child. I was lucky enough to meet Spanky McFarland when I was in college.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Johnny Weissmuller in an Illinois Athletic Club swimsuit circa 1922, prior to winning five Olympic gold medals in 1924 and 1928. Before becoming Tarzan and signing a movie contract with MGM in 1932, Weissmuller was a spoke    grandpa :)smodel for BVD swimwear. George Grantham Bain Collection.

Johnny Weissmuller in an Illinois Athletic Club swimsuit circa prior to winning five Olympic gold medals in 1924 and Before becoming Tarzan and signing a movie contract with MGM in Weissmuller was a spokesmodel for BVD swimwear.

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