Black Tiger


Re: The black tiger of the film Beastmaster.

I have corresponded with author Andre Norton for nearly seventeen years, and in that period the subject of Beastmaster came up once or twice. Beastmaster had nothing to do with Ms. Norton's sf novel of the same name beyond the title, but this was not the only reason she disavowed the movie. According to her, the tiger that portrayed the black feline died from either licking or from simply absorbing through the skin the dye used to darken its fur. This may be the reason Gentle Jungle has been reluctant to reply to Dr. Shuker's queries.

Michael D. Winkle
Broken Arrow, OK