Me Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood by CheetaMe Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood by Cheeta

Me Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood

byCheeta

Paperback | March 9, 2010

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Cheeta the Chimp was just a baby in 1932 when he was snatched from the jungle of Liberia by the great animal importer Henry Trefflich. That same year, Cheeta appeared in Tarzan the Ape Man, and in 1934 in Tarzan and His Mate, in which he famously stole clothes from a naked Maureen O'Sullivan, who was dripping wet from an underwater swimming scene with Johnny Weissmuller. Other Tarzan films followed, and later roles with Bela Lugosi in the 1950s. Cheeta finally retired from the big screen after the 1967 film Doctor Dolittle with Rex Harrison, whose finger he accidentally bit backstage while being offered a placatory banana. Cheeta now lives in Palm Springs, where, at age seventy-seven, he is by far the oldest living chimpanzee ever recorded.

Cheeta the chimp was just a baby in 1932 when he was snatched from the jungle of Liberia by the great animal importer Henry Trefflich. That same year, Cheeta appeared inTarzan the Ape Man, and in 1934 inTarzan and His Mate, in which he famously stole clothes from a naked Maureen O’Sullivan, who was dripping wet from an underwater swimm...
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Title:Me Cheeta: My Life in HollywoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:March 9, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061647802

ISBN - 13:9780061647802

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“A rude, hilarious and infectious memoir of Hollywood’s golden age. . . . The Hollywood spoofing is certainly entertaining, but Me, Cheeta evolves into something grander: a broad, cutting satire on the differences between man and beast.”