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Tarzan let me stand by him.

by tcrog1020 on January 16, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

On a publicity tour while his television program Jungle Jim was on t.v., middle fifties b-n-w, Johnny Weismuller was signing autographs at the local shopping plaza. It was November, and a cutting wind slashed across the acres of empty parking spaces. After I got my autograph, I leaned against the brick store front at his elbow. A security guard came along and started harassing me to "MOVE ALONG". Johnny turned to the man and said " Leave the kid alone, he's blocking the wind off me." It may or may not have been the case, but it demonstrates the kindness of the man to a hero worshiping nine year-old kid


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