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Tarzan returns to Morgan City jungle

3 years ago April 13, 2012 Apr 13, 2012 Friday, April 13 2012 Friday, April 13, 2012 12:07:38 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - The echoing cry of Tarzan, King of the Apes, will ring out this weekend in the coastal Louisiana oil town of Morgan City.

The Tarzan Festival started with the declaration by Gov. Bobby Jindal of Friday as Tarzan Day in Louisiana.

Author Edgar Rice Burroughs' tale of the boy who grew up to be king of the jungle was first published 100 years ago.

The first movie version was shot in Morgan City in 1917, a silent film that earned $ 1 million - startling by standards of the day.

The festival will include a Tarzan yell contest and a Tarzan and Jane lookalike contest and the premier of a Bossier City, La., filmmaker's documentary on the 1917 filming.

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