Tarzan And Jane Regained, Sort Of...
Footage for TARZAN AND JANE REGAINED, SORT OF... was shot during Warhol's cross-county trip to Los Angeles during his second exhibition at the Ferus – the same trip during which he filmed the footage for ELVIS AT FERUS. Locations included Hollywood, Malibu, Venice, Pasadena, Topanga Canyon, the Santa Monica pier and the Beverly Hills Hotel.
"During a two-week sojourn in Los Angeles, Warhol used his newly bought camera to shoot his first partially scripted feature, a playful take on Hollywood adventure movies. Tarzan, played by underground star Taylor Mead, is seen in a series of loosely connected episodes. He exercises on Venice Beach, bathes with a completely naked Jane – actress Naomi Levine - in a bathtub at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and later has to rescue her. Meanwhile, he meets Claes Oldenburg and has a manhood contest with Dennis Hopper."
Johannes Schmidt, "Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms - A Guide to 706 Items in 2 Hours 56 Minutes", 2007)
Photo © 2015 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved.
Film still courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum
Cast: Naomi Levine, Taylor Mead, Dennis Hopper, Brooke Oldenburg, Claes Oldenburg
Film Editor: Taylor Mead
Composer: Taylor Mead
Sound: Taylor Mead
Producer: Andy Warhol
Director: Andy Warhol