Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

Production used clapperboard



An original clapperboard used in the production of Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, the 1984 picture directed by Hugh Hudson.

This production used traditional style black wooden clapperboard with hinged clap stick bears the movie title 'GREYSTOKE' in green painted letters in addition to the names of director Hugh Hudson and noted cinematographer John Alcott as cameraman. The clapperboard has spaces where the slate number, take number and date could be marked for reference during the production and exhibits signs of chalk residue, particularly to the verso.

The clapperboard measures approximately 15" x 13.5" and remains in generally good condition with heavy paint loss and wear, notably to the areas where the slate and take numbers were repeatedly written and erased during the production, the clap stick hinge also features scratches and some paint wear. This represents a clapperboard which saw extremely heavy use during the production with the wear it carries being testament to this. The final behind the scenes images show a similar clapperboard on set during the production.

A displayable example of the iconic clapperboard which clearly saw heavy use during the production of this well regarded Academy Award nominated picture.

Movie / TV Show Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes