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Samuel M. McCall

Senior Editor at Wacky Explorer
Sam attended Auburn University and has an MBA in Accounting. He currently lives near Tampa, Florida with his wife, Ashley. They are fans of the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Lightning. During football season you might hear Sam yelling "War Eagle" 'round the house on Saturdays which generally startles the Rotti's. Sam's favorite read, "To Kill A Mockingbird." Favorite movie, "Unforgiven."
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This is an interview Johnny Weissmuller gave explaining how he got the part of Tarzan. In his own words, Weissmuller tells a story of wanting to meet Clark Gable on the MGM studio lot. However, when he arrived they wouldn’t let him in. Weissmuller begins, “So some kid came along and said, ‘Hey they got 75 guys on the back lot – they’re making a test for Tarzan – go back and make a test and they’ll let you in the studio.’ So, I made a test.” Weissmuller continues, “So I got to get on the studio (lot) and got to meet Clark Gable. And, I knew Greta Garbo. And so, I was ready to go home. And they called me over — a week later and said — you got the job as Tarzan.” Weissmuller goes on to tell the audience that the MGM handlers wanted to change his name until someone spoke up and said, “you know who that guy is, he’s got all the world’s records in swimming.” The director responded, “Well that’s wonderful. Let him have his name and put some swimming in the picture.”

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