Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Lex Barker Rolex Collection: From Tarzan to La Dolce Vita...


Lex Barker
Kept Time With Rolex

Lex Barker was an international movie star. He played Tarzan in 5 movies, was very popular in Europe and was in the famous Fedrico Fellini movie, "La Doce Vita." Lex was married to Lana Turner.


Lex Barker wore a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date as we seen in the picture above and below.


Lex Barker also wore a stainless steel Rolex Submariner as we see in the next two photos.



Nick Gould discovered the photo below of Lex Barker wearing his stainless steel Rolex Submariner.




Lex Barker joined the U.S. Army in February 1941, nearly a year before the attack on Pearl Harbor and rose to the rank of major during the war. He was 6'3 and 208 lbs. He was injured in action while fighting in Sicily and after he recuperated in 1945 he left the army to return back to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. We see Lex in the photo below wearing what is clearly a U.S. Naval uniform, which was a publicity photo for a movie in which he played the role of an officer named Away All Boats



Lex Barker was in many movies in the United States, but is most famous for playing Tarzan. 


I never realized that Tarzana, California is named so after the Tarzan movies, but I discovered this fact while doing research for this story. I am learning all kinds of interesting things by writing about the history of Rolex!!!


In Tarzan's Magic Fountain, Lex Barker became the tenth official Tarzan in the movies.

Lex also starred in many Westerns. In 1957 he moved to Europe (he spoke French, Italian, Spanish and German) where he became a huge star. He starred in over forty European movies. 
He is pictured above wearing a Stainless Rolex Submariner.

Lex is pictured above with Sidney Poitier in Hollywood.


Lex Barker is pictured below in Fedrico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" which is Italian for "The Good Life." He is pictured below with Anita Ekberg where he plays her fiancé.

Lex Barker is pictured below wearing his Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date.


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