Me Tarzan … play uke!

A young Johnny Weissmuller, a future Olympic swimming champion (5 gold medals) and movie Tarzan, appeared with ukulele in the New York Tribune of 30 July 1922: 

18 year old Johnny Weissmuller with ukelele

 The caption reads, in part: 

The Fastest Swimmer the World has ever Known…. Johnny Weissmuller, the eighteen-year-old swimming marvel of the Illinois A.C. of Chicago, holds twenty one world’s records at distances between 50 to 500 yards…. on Saturday [he] easily scored a victory in the National A.A.U. 440-yard free-style championship, winning by fifty yards in 5:16 1-10. At left, Johnny tickles the ukelele just to prove he has other accomplishments. 

Go ape!

Published in: on February 17, 2010 at 7:27 pm  Comments (3)  
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  1. How cool is that! I hope you put all this together in a book someday.

    • Pretty cool, I reckon. And, yes, I do intend doing the book. Thanks for dropping by again.

  2. I wonder if you people can help me, for years I have been triing to get the old Tarzan movies of JOHNNY WEISSMULLER if there is anybody that can help me locate these movies, please do so.

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