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Can anyone comment on Dr. Harlan Tarbell's career as a motion picture director and actor? The jpeg I posted here:
has Tarbell's name as the director of "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century."
On top of that, the International Movies Database lists him here:
as not only the director, but also as an actor playing the part of "Dr. Huer."

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This is very interesting! I had no idea Tarbell directed a short film. I wonder if there is a copy in existence?
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I saw a small climb from Buck Rogers. If you search YouTube you might find it.
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I believe the Tarbell appearance as Buck Rogers is owned by the UCLA film library. They hand carried it and showed it once at an LA history conference.
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I think this is also the first ever filmed spaced battle. From what I remembered from my mom, he helped design some of the toys. Again, just rumor, as I was much younger when my mom mentioned that (a couple of times). I am making a facebook page for Harlan Tarbell. (pretty soon, it will be

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