No civilisation was ever lost while the Ape Man
swung through the treetops.
Flops such as Orca: Killer Whale and Tarzan The Ape Man
led to him giving up the wild life in 1981 and his career went quiet for a few years.
Australia's Yowie, a 10-foot-tall ape man
, is also sought after; those pursuing it note that ``he's a master of his own habitat'' as the reason for their inability to get a bead on it, rather than, say, its nonexistence.
Her first appearance as the scantily clad Jane to Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzan was in Tarzan the Ape Man
The first "talkie" was with Johnny Weismuller (Tarzan the Ape Man
, 1932), followed by Buster Crabbe, Herman Brix (later known as Bruce Bennett), Glen Morris, Lex Barker, Gordon Scott, Denny Miller, Jock Mahoney, Mike Henry, Ron Ely, Miles O'Keefe and Christopher Lambert.
When it was revealed that Jane's father (an ordained minister, naturally), had married the pair in The Return of Tarzan, the Ape Man
was back with a bang - and selling more than ever.
HUMAN NATURE: Obsessive scientist and female naturalist battle over an ape man
BACK TO SKULL: Liverpool University scientist Dr Robin Compton with the skull of an early ape man
Olympic swimming champion Johnny Weismuller made Tarzan The Ape Man
in 1932 and there have been at least 11 actors in the role since, plus several dreadful foreign versions.
Made like an ape man
HORIZON (BBC2, 9pm) IFit were possible to rock the anthropological world, then the discovery of a new sort of ape in fossilised form is apparently the way to go about it.
The freedom of animation has allowed the ape man
to appear more ape-like than ever before.
Directors Kevin Lima and Chris Buck have wisely decided to use Phil Collins' songs as background to the story rather than have the ape man
do a soft shoe in his loincloth.