Friday, January 20, 2006

Cheeta, Tarzan and Retirees


While I was making some submissions of animal photos to a kid's magazine, I found my photos of Cheeta.

Now Palm Springs, being the groovy place that it is and all (Lucy lived here), bustles at this time of year.

The moon a couple of days ago really shows the peacefulness of the place, one of the primary reasons we get thousands of snowbirds--mostly retirees-- driving down from Alaska, the Canadian prairie provences, and south to South Dakota, not to mention the rainy Pacific Northwest.

Little beknownst to many, the city has animals too, animals of the retired kind. Animal movie stars...

It's home to Cheeta, who'll be 74 in April.

Cheeta acted in the Tarzan movies with Johnny Weissmuller.

A couple of years ago, when a wrote a local newspaper article about the chimp, I caught these pictures on 35 mm film. I scanned these and they now reside inside my computer and are always entertaining when they come up.


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