Johnny Weissmuller's Tropical Wonderland
cause for the following contribution supplied the rumor, Lex shortly
before its death together with Johnny Weissmuller „a Tarzanland “to
styles „of the Disneylands “to Hollywood to construct wanted. That
is actually correct. That Lex and Johnny at elevated age intended
however to jump in the Lendenschurz from tree to tree would be the
|Only after Lex'
death was actually created the park, in Titusville/Florida, where
Weissmuller had a dwelling together with his Mrs. Maria also. The
necessary money for the building of the park did not bring in
however protagonist Weissmuller. This had long used up the Tarzan
percentages of profits. Was financed the park of some polished
businessmen, who promised themselves with after like before the
prominent names Weissmuller and Barker a success-pregnant business.
A component of the deal was also the dwelling Weissmullers financed
by the businessmen in the most beautiful accomodation Titusvilles.
|When I traveled 1978
after Titusville, Johnny straight had moved and its dwelling stood
to the sale. The park, which carried the name „Johnny Weissmuller's
Tropical Wonderland “, had closed and saw completely verwildert out.
The apes, which one had held there, were all escape and their child
children cavort up to the today's day in the area. What had
happened? A businessman had Weissmuller its rights at the park for
one (!) Dollar unbuttoned, when Johnny, a heavy drunkard, was drunk
straight. Without Johnny, which turned to anhin daily its rounds in
the park, which visitor welcomed and distributed autographs, lost
the park at attraction. It is im Übrigen probable that also Lex
Barker would assigned have gotten a similarly public-effective job
as Mitanleger of the park, if he had still lived.
presented itself its guests in the park in each case in a tropical
uniform, which seemed certainly more authentically than a bare
Lendenschurz. The following photographs show my two aunts with a
park visit at the side of a blond or better blondierten Johnny
Weissmuller in the early 70's.