|Weismuller cooling off between Tarzan takes|
Maureen O'Sullivan claimed in her autobiography that ALL the Tarzan chimps were queer for Johnny Weismuller and hated her:
Cheetah bit me whenever he could. The [Tarzan] apes were all homosexuals, eager to wrap their paws around Johnny Weismuller's thighs. They were jealous of me, and I loathed them.AKSARBENT has seen one account which claimed that the crew had to put a leg restraint (just out of the camera frame) on Cheetah in some scenes with Tarzan and Jane to prevent the monkey from attacking Maureen O'Sullivan.
Another recounting said the chimp would get sexually excited in scenes with Johnny Weismuller, at which point filming stopped and members of the crew would ping Cheetah with pea shooters to get rid of his tumescence.