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Centennial of Tarzan - Scott Tracy Griffin - The Museum SFV speaker series

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18312 W Oxnard St

18312 West Oxnard Street

Los Angeles, CA 91356

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Author and member of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. team, Scott Tracy Griffin, will offer The Museum SFV members and guests a special presentation on the Centennial of Tarzan®.

. Please bring a family member, friend or colleague - not to be missed!

There will be an author signing too.

This is the centennial of the purchase of the Tarzana Ranch. Scott Tracy Griffin will share a lot of facts and stories on the centennial.

  • In 1911, one of the promoters of the Suburban Homes Co., General Harrison Gray Otis, purchased 550 acres of what is now the heart of Tarzana. General Otis was the founder and publisher of the Los Angeles Times. He took a very active part in the development of the Valley.

  • In 1915, water to the Valley was provided through the Owens River Aqueduct and the Valley was annexed to the City of Los Angeles. This secured the Valley's growth.

  • In 1919, Edgar Rice Burroughs purchased the Otis Ranch, built his home there and named it Tarzana Ranch.

The Museum SFV is pleased to have the event at our alliance partner's location in Tarzana, The San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center (SFVACC).

Location: The SFVACC's address:

18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
818.697.5525

(Cross Street - just east of Reseda Blvd, - south side of the street)

Parking: Free parking in rear of building - take Oxnard East, then right on Etiwanda and then right into alley to enter parking lot.

Metro Orange Line - You can take the Orange Line - hop off at Reseda and walk just south to Oxnard and head east about a block and a half to the SFVACC.

Cost: $10/pp. EventBrite Link HERE

Contact: Michael Stevens, President, The Museum SFV at 818-347-9665 or info@TheMuseumSFV.org with any questions.

Scott Tracy Griffin is the author of Tarzan on Film (Titan Books, 2016), a lavishly illustrated history of the renowned franchise, which began in 1918 with Tarzan of the Apes and continues through 2016’s The Legend of Tarzan. Griffin’s previous book, Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration (Titan Books, 2012), was a 2013 Locus Award finalist for Best Art Book.

Griffin’s career as a writer, pop culture historian, and consultant began in 1993. Print publications for which Griffin has written include Cinefantastique, FilmFax, Femme Fatales, The Burroughs Bulletin, Mississippi Magazine, and AlterEgo. His online editorial contributions have been featured in the Huffington Post, Amazon’s Hollywonk, Aintitcool.com, MTV Geek, Flavor Wire, Man of La Book, and List.co.uk.

Griffin scripted a 13-week arc for United Feature’s Tarzan Sunday comic strip in 1996, and the forewords to Tarzan in the City of Gold (Titan Books, 2014) and A Soldier of Poloda (Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 2017). He’s been the moderator for the annual Edgar Rice Burroughs panel at Comic Con International in San Diego since 2012.

He has served as a consultant and on-camera interviewee for numerous documentaries, including Arts & Entertainment Biography’s Tarzan: The Legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs (1996); Canadian InformAction’s Investigating Tarzan (1997); London Weekend Television’s In Search of Tarzan (1999); Tarzan: Silver Screen King of the Jungle (2004); and the award-winning films Tarzan, Lord of the Louisiana Jungle (2012) and Tarzan Revisited (2017).

Griffin participated in numerous interviews as the “Tarzan expert-on-call” promoting American Movie Classics’ first Tarzan Marathon; subsequent television appearances include CBS This Morning, Turner Network Television’s Rough Cuts, KTLA News (Los Angeles), WCBI TV’s Midday (Columbus, MS), WHAS News (Louisville, KY), and the syndicated Eye on L.A. Podcasts and radio interviews include BBC Channel 3, BBC Channel 4, The Bill Moller Show (WGN, Chicago), Bob Andelman’s Mr. Media, Electric Sheep Magazine‘s podcast Fear and Fantasy, and Journeys in Classic Film‘s podcast Ticklish Business.

The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, Washington Post, San Diego Union-Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Memphis’ Commercial Appeal, New Orleans’ Times Picayune, Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger, Santa Monica Mirror, The Argonaut (Santa Monica), Starkville Daily News, and Town and Gown magazine are among the publications that have covered Griffin’s work.

A resident of Southern California, Griffin graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson,
Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and was awarded his MBA from California State University Los Angeles. He currently serves as the Director of Special Projects for Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Please feel free to visit: www.scotttracygriffin.com.

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