Geek love: Tarzan and His Mate

Feb. 14, 2012 | 10:33 a.m.

Jane and Tarzan: Tarzan and Jane don’t get a lot of attention these days in pop culture, but they were together in 10 novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs and then swung a vine across every other imaginable medium. Jane Porter is from Baltimore and Tarzan was raised by apes -- feel free to come up with your own jokes as we go along here -- and the signature version of their romance is in the six films costarring Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan. He was the champion Olympic swimmer born in Austria-Hungary (now Romania); she was an Irish-born actress who walked away from Hollywood at the peak of her career to be with her family (which included daughter Mia Farrow). (File photo)

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