Johnny Weissmuller – Photos and Quotes

Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan

“The director sent for me for Tarzan. I climbed the tree and walked out on a limb. The next day I was told I was an actor.”Johnny Weissmuller


Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan

“I’m just dumb enough not to want to be a Tarzan all my life.”Johnny Weissmuller

Source: Ruth Biery (1934)
Photographer: George Hurrell for Tarzan and His Mate (1934)


“Eets everybody’s beezness when you marry. You talk loud at home – they say you have a fight. You fight – they say you keel him.”Lupe Vélez

Source: Lucie Neville (1939)


Johnny Weissmuller Spanky McFarland

With Our Gang star George “Spanky” McFarland in the early 1930s. Photo taken at MGM.


“The newspapers used to telephone and ask, ‘Are you and Johnee quarreling again?’ The hope we are – it make good storee. And people come to me and say, ‘My dear, you must watch that han’some hoosban of yours – he -‘ I tell them, ‘Who pay you to come and tell me lies? Go away and mind your own beezness!”Lupe Vélez

Source: Lucie Neville (1939)

Photo: With soon-to-be ex-wife Lupe Vélez


Weissmuller Jungle Jim

“With but few exceptions, it is always the underdog who wins through sheer willpower.” Johnny Weissmuller

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