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Zorro

Antonio Banderas as Alejandro de la Vega, the second Zorro, in The Legend of Zorro.
Publisher Zorro Productions, Inc.
First appearance All-Story Weekly (1919)
Created by Johnston McCulley
Characteristics
Alter ego - Don Diego de la Vega
- Alejandro Murrieta, later Don Alejandro de la Vega
Abilities Superb athlete, master swordsman, marksman and excellent unarmed combatant

Zorro (Spanish for Fox, and a by-word for cunning or devious) is the superhero secret identity of Don Diego de la Vega (originally Don Diego Vega), a fictional nobleman and master swordsman living in Spanish and Mexican-era California. He defends the people of the land against tyrannical governors and other villains; not only is he much too cunning and foxlike for the bumbling authorities to catch, but he delights in publicly humiliating those same foes while riding on his horse Tornado. Zorro is a Spanish word that means fox. ... Image File history File links LegendZ.jpg‎ Antonio Banderas as Zorro in The Legend of Zorro. ... José Antonio Domínguez Banderas (born August 10, 1960), better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor and singer who has starred in high-profile Hollywood films including Ballistic: Ecks vs. ... The Legend of Zorro is a 2005 sequel to 1998s The Mask of Zorro, both directed by Martin Campbell. ... Zorro Productions, Inc. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Guy Williams, Disney/ABCs Zorro from 1957 to 1959, joking with Johnston McCulley Johnston McCulley (b. ... Don (usually preceded in English by the), derived from Latin Dominus, is a Spanish (pron. ... Don (usually preceded in English by the), derived from Latin Dominus, is a Spanish (pron. ... For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ... For other uses of this term, please see Secret identity (disambiguation). ... Don (usually preceded in English by the), derived from Latin Dominus, is a Spanish (pron. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Californias Yosemite Valley. ...


Zorro (often called "El Zorro" in early stories) was created in 1919 by pulp writer Johnston McCulley, and first made his appearance in The Curse of Capistrano, serialized in the pulp magazine All-Story Weekly. The character's visual motif is, typically, a black costume with a flowing Spanish cape, a flat-brimmed Andalusian-style hat, more appropriate to a California caballero than the wide sombrero the character wore in the original, and a black cowl mask that covers the top of the head from eye level upwards. (The mask covered his whole face in the original.) In addition, his favored weapon is a rapier which he often uses to leave his distinctive mark, a large 'Z' made with three quick cuts. He also uses a bullwhip, like the later Indiana Jones. In the original story, he used a pistol, but this has rarely been seen since. This article is about inexpensive fiction magazines. ... Guy Williams, Disney/ABCs Zorro from 1957 to 1959, joking with Johnston McCulley Johnston McCulley (b. ... The Curse of Capistrano is a 1919 novella by Johnston McCulley and the first work to feature the fictional character Zorro. ... This article is about inexpensive fiction magazines. ... Argosy was an American pulp magazine, published by Frank Munsey. ... For other uses, see Andalusia (disambiguation). ... Sombrero Sombrero means hat in Spanish. ... For the UK Surface-to-air missile system, see Rapier missile. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dr. Henry Walden Jones, Jr. ... A Browning 9 millimeter Hi-Power Ordnance pistol of the French Navy, 19th century, using a Percussion cap mechanism Derringers were small and easily hidden. ...


In the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro, a younger protagonist, Alejandro Murrieta was accorded the title, and is called Zorro in his own 2005 adventure The Legend of Zorro. (In this second appearance, Murrieta has also achieved the status of "Don" and has renamed himself Alejandro de la Vega.) Zorro's latest appearance (as Diego) is in the Telemundo series Zorro: La Espada y La Rosa. The Mask of Zorro (1998) is an American action film directed by Martin Campbell, and stars Antonio Banderas with Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stuart Wilson. ... The Legend of Zorro is a 2005 sequel to 1998s The Mask of Zorro, both directed by Martin Campbell. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ...

Contents

Inspiration for the character

The cover to the August 9, 1919 All-Story Weekly introducing Zorro in The Curse of Capistrano by Johnston McCulley.
The cover to the August 9, 1919 All-Story Weekly introducing Zorro in The Curse of Capistrano by Johnston McCulley.

Inspiration for Zorro is likely Baroness Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel, although the Pimpernel did not wear a mask or fight with a sword or help the poor, three of Zorro’s more distinguishable traits. Zorro became key inspirations for The Phantom, Batman, Green Arrow, Doc Savage, and other non-superpower endowed pulp and comic-strip action heroes. Image File history File links Capistrano2. ... Image File history File links Capistrano2. ... Argosy was an American pulp magazine, published by Frank Munsey. ... The Curse of Capistrano is a 1919 novella by Johnston McCulley and the first work to feature the fictional character Zorro. ... Guy Williams, Disney/ABCs Zorro from 1957 to 1959, joking with Johnston McCulley Johnston McCulley (b. ... Baroness Emma (Emmuska) Orczy (September 23, 1865 – November 12, 1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian origin. ... For the eponymous flower, see Scarlet pimpernel. ... For other uses, see Phantom. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ... Doc Savage is a fictional character, one of the most enduring pulp heroes of the 1930s and 1940s. ...


McCulley had no idea how successful Zorro would become, so at the denouement of the Curse of Capistrano, Zorro's true identity was revealed to all. Zorro soon became a regular character in numerous pulp fiction magazines. Denouement, in literature, is the end part of a story after the climax. ...


After the success of the silent film The Mark of Zorro (1920) starring Douglas Fairbanks and Noah Beery, McCulley's novel was re-released by the publisher Grosset and Dunlap under the same title. (Fairbanks also starred in a 1925 sequel titled Don Q, Son of Zorro, playing Don Diego's grown-up son, Don Cesar, as well as reprising his role as Don Diego.) The black costume that modern audiences associate with the character stem from Fairbanks' smash hit movie rather than McCulley's original story, and McCulley's subsequent Zorro adventures copied the Fairbanks Zorro rather than the other way around. The Mark of Zorro is a silent movie released in 1920 by United Artists starring Douglas Fairbanks. ... See also: 1919 in film 1920 1921 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events November 28 - The Mask of Zorro, starring Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. ... Douglas Fairbanks (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer, who became noted for his swashbuckling roles in silent movies such as The Mark of Zorro (1920), The Three Musketeers (1921), Robin Hood (1922), The Thief of Bagdad (1924) and The Black Pirate (1926). ... Noah Beery (January 17, 1882 - April 1, 1946) was an American actor. ... See also: 1924 in film 1925 1926 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films Ben-Hur His People The Unholy Three The Freshman Movies released Movies released in 1925 include: Ben-Hur, starring Ramon Novarro. ... For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... Don Q, Son of Zorro is the 1925 sequel to the 1920 silent film The Mark of Zorro. ...


Zorro is similar to some real bandits in California history. He is often associated with Joaquin Murrieta, the "Mexican and/or Chilean Robin Hood", whose life was fictionalized in an 1854 book by John Rollin Ridge, and in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro, where Murrieta's brother succeeds de la Vega as Zorro. Artists rendition of Joaquin Murrieta (artist unknown, ca. ... For other uses, see Robin Hood (disambiguation). ... John Rollin Ridge John Rollin Ridge (Cherokee name: Cheesquatalawny, or Yellow Bird, March 19, 1827–October 5, 1867), a member of the Cherokee tribe, is considered the first Native American novelist. ... The Mask of Zorro (1998) is an American action film directed by Martin Campbell, and stars Antonio Banderas with Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stuart Wilson. ...


Other possible inspirations include Robin himself (though he was English, of course), California bandit Salomon Pico, Tiburcio Vasquez, and William Lamport, an Irish soldier living in Mexico in the 17th century. Lamport's life was fictionalized by Vicente Riva Palacio in the 19th century. Tiburcio Vasquez Tiburcio Vasquez (August 11, 1839–March 19, 1875) was a Mexican bandit who was active in California from as early as 1857 to his last capture in 1874. ... William Lamport (1615-1659) was an Irish-born Catholic adventurer who according to at least one historian gained a nickname of El Zorro, the Fox, due to his exploits in Mexico. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Vicente Riva Palacio y Guerrero was a Mexican politician, essayist, novelist and historian. ...


While there are many theories about who the 'real' Zorro was, it seems most likely that McCulley drew inspiration from several different sources, not to mention the 1905 novel The Scarlet Pimpernel, which features a number of parallels to McCulley's later creation. Many Californians believe that the Yokuts Indian Estanislao was one of the inspirations for Zorro. Estanislao led a revolt against the Mission San Jose in 1827. For the eponymous flower, see Scarlet pimpernel. ... Yokutsan (also Yokuts) is a family of languages spoken in the interior of southern California in and around the San Joaquin valley. ... Estanislao (d. ... Mission San José de Guadalupe Mission San José de Guadalupe was founded on June 11, 1797 by Father Fermin Lasuen, the fourteenth mission in the California mission chain. ...


There is not much historical basis for the Spanish hacienda culture depicted in the books and films. The population of California increased when it was a territory of the Viceroyalty of New Spain (later Mexico) for 300 years, but a multi-generational feudal society and peasant class never fully developed, as it had in Mexico proper. It was just too remote. California was not even settled until the 1760s and most Mexican land grants were less than ten years old when Mexico lost California during the Mexican-American War. Hacienda is a Spanish word describing a vast ranch, common in the Pampa. ... map of New Spain in red, with territories claimed but not controlled in orange. ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia José Mariá Flores Strength 78,790 soldiers 25,000–40,000 soldiers Casualties KIA: 1733 Total dead: 13,271 Wounded: 4,152 AWOL: 9,200+ 25,000...


However, life in 18th century colonial New Spain was modeled on the class society of Europe, with nobility at the top and peasants at the bottom, and hacienda culture was and is prevalent in the rural areas of Mexico proper. In this regard, some authors tend to believe that Johnston McCulley borrowed heavily from Vicente Riva Palacio's novel Memories of an Impostor: Don Guillén de Lamport, King of Mexico. map of New Spain in red, with territories claimed but not controlled in orange. ... Vicente Riva Palacio y Guerrero was a Mexican politician, essayist, novelist and historian. ...


The Andalusian-colonial society depicted in the Zorro Hollywood films, with gentlemen in bolero suits and swords and ladies in comb and mantilla, is quite picturesque and certainly evokes the gracious living of the creole in colonial New Spain. The term Creole and its cognates in other languages — such as crioulo, criollo, créole, kriolu, criol, kreyol, kriulo, kriol, krio, etc. ...


Skills and resources

Douglas Fairbanks in The Mark of Zorro

Zorro is an extremely agile athlete and acrobat, using his bullwhip as a gymnastic accoutrement to swing through gaps between the city's roofs, and is very capable of landing from great heights and taking a fall. Although he is a master swordsman and marksman, he has more than once demonstrated his more than able prowess in unarmed combat, even against as many as twenty armed opponents. This is a copyrighted poster. ... This is a copyrighted poster. ... Douglas Fairbanks (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer, who became noted for his swashbuckling roles in silent movies such as The Mark of Zorro (1920), The Three Musketeers (1921), Robin Hood (1922), The Thief of Bagdad (1924) and The Black Pirate (1926). ...


His calculating and precise dexterity as a tactician has enabled him to use his two main weapons, his sword and bullwhip, as an extension of his very sleight hand. He never uses brute strength, more his fox-like sly mind and well-practiced technique to outmatch an opponent.


Zorro has a medium-sized dagger tucked in his left boot for emergencies. He has used his cape as a blind, a trip-mat--and when used effectively--a disarming tool. Zorro's boots are also weighted, as is his hat, which he has thrown, frisbee-like, as an efficiently substantial warning to enemies. Usually he uses psychological mockery to make his opponents too angry to be coordinated in combat.


His horse, Tornado, has well lived up to his name, outrunning entire armies, overtaking enemies miles away, even catching up to a full speeding train so that Zorro could save his wife and son. As an inspiration to the crowds that love Zorro dearly, he rears up in the distance, with the sun behind him, and Zorro raises his sword to symbolize victory to the people of his beloved country. Tornado (also misspelled Toronado) is Zorros horse. ...


Zorro's dénouement

De la Vega (Hopkins) passes the Zorro legacy on to Alejandro Murrieta (Banderas) in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro.

The end of Don Diego de la Vega as Zorro is shown in the 1998 movie The Mask of Zorro. In 1821, during the Mexican War of Independence, Governor Don Rafael Montero finally discovers the secret identity of Zorro and lays a trap to catch him. The two enemies fight in De la Vega’s mansion, accidentally killing De la Vega’s wife, Esperanza. Don Diego is captured and imprisoned, his home burned down and his infant daughter, Elena, kidnapped and brought up by Rafael Montero as his own daughter during his exile in Spain. Image File history File links Twozorros. ... Image File history File links Twozorros. ... For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... José Antonio Domínguez Banderas (born August 10, 1960), better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor and singer who has starred in high-profile Hollywood films including Ballistic: Ecks vs. ... The Mask of Zorro (1998) is an American action film directed by Martin Campbell, and stars Antonio Banderas with Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stuart Wilson. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Mask of Zorro (1998) is an American action film directed by Martin Campbell, and stars Antonio Banderas with Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stuart Wilson. ... Year 1821 (MDCCCXXI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants Mexico Spain Commanders Miguel Hidalgo José María Morelos Vicente Guerrero Spanish colonial authorities Strength  ?  ? Casualties  ?  ? Mexican War of Independence (1810-1821), was an armed conflict between the people of Mexico and Spanish colonial authorities, which started on September 16, 1810. ...


Twenty years later, Montero returns to California and makes a plan to separate the region from the new Republic of Mexico, ruled by General Santa Ana, buying California with the gold of a secret mine in the Californian desert. This enterprise is fueled by slave labor in the mine and a clear intent to kill all personnel after the gold is extracted. Motto: none Anthem: Mexicanos, al grito de guerra Capital Mexico City Largest city Mexico City Official language(s) Spanish Government  â€¢ President Federal Republic Vicente Fox Quesada Independence  â€¢ Declared  â€¢ Recognized From Spain September 16, 1810 September 27, 1821 Area  - Total  - Water (%)   1,964,375 km² (13th) 2. ... Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón, also known simply as Santa Anna (21 February 1794 – 21 June 1876) was a Mexican political leader who greatly influenced early Mexican and Spanish politics and government, first fighting against independence from Spain... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ...


De la Vega escapes from prison with the intention of taking revenge on Montero and telling Elena her true origin. He also trains a young delinquent, Alejandro Murrieta, as a new Zorro. In the final fight, both Montero and De la Vega die. The new Zorro and Elena get married. Murrieta (now known as Alejandro De la Vega) continues the fight against injustice at least until 1850, when California becomes the 31st US state. Zorro continues his heroic crusade in American California, with the approval and support of his wife Elena and son Joaquín. For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ...


Inspirations and influences

Although not completely original in its concept and recognizing influences from previous publications like the Spring Heeled Jack adventures, notably including motifs such as the secret subterranean lair and the habit of marking the bodies of his enemies with a signature letter, this character is one of the earliest precursors of the superhero of American comic books, being an independently wealthy person who has a secret identity (as with Spring Heeled Jack and The Scarlet Pimpernel) which he defends by wearing a mask, and who accomplishes good for the people with his superior fighting abilities and resourcefulness. The ultimate source is probably Alexandre Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo, where the wronged hero returns as an independently wealthy man, and under an assumed elegant persona wreaks vengeance on those who betrayed him, and does secret good for those who tried to help him in earlier days. Zorro even has an animal symbol, though English speakers might not recognize it, his name being Spanish for "fox". The animal is never depicted as an emblem, but as a metaphor for the character's wiliness ("Zorro, 'the Fox', so cunning and free...") - as with the American historical figure Francis Marion, "The Swamp Fox", who was also the subject of a Disney television series in the 1950s. A more literal interpretation of Zorro as fox may be Swiper the Fox from the children's television program Dora the Explorer, a larcenous villain who wears a Zorro-like mask. In a similar vein, in horror fiction, Kim Newman's short story "Out In The Night, When The Full Moon Is Bright..." reinterprets Zorro as a near-immortal Mexican werewolf fighting against evil, injustice and oppression from colonial Mexico to the ghettos of a near-future Los Angeles. Disney also highlighted Zorro's connection with the Robin Hood tale in its 1973 animated interpretation, Robin Hood, wherein the lead character is drawn as an anthropomorphized fox. For other uses, see Spring Heeled Jack (disambiguation). ... In literature, a motif is a recurring element or theme that has symbolic significance in the story. ... Subterranean can also refer to something below the Earths surface Subterranean was an album released by Swedish heavy metal band In Flames in 1995. ... For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... For other uses of this term, please see Secret identity (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Spring Heeled Jack (disambiguation). ... For the eponymous flower, see Scarlet pimpernel. ... “Alexandre Dumas” redirects here. ... The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. ... Francis Marion (February 26, 1732–February 27, 1795) was a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army and later Brigadier General in the South Carolina Militia during the American Revolutionary War. ... The Swamp Fox was a 1950s television series produced by Disney and starred Leslie Nielsen. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Dora the Explorer is an animated television series that is carried on the Nickelodeon cable television network. ... Kim Newman (born July 31, 1959) is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. ... For other uses, see Werewolf (disambiguation). ... A ghetto is an area where people from a specific racial or ethnic background live as a group in seclusion, voluntarily or involuntarily. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... “Robin Hood (Disney film)” redirects here. ... Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ...


Zorro has also been adapted for comic books and comic strips. The most notable character whose creation was highly influenced by Zorro is Batman, created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger in the 1939; in the origin, the Wayne family actually attend The Mark of Zorro at the cinema the night Bruce's parents are murdered, and the future Batman takes some inspiration from the masked hero. Zorro keeps his horse in the basement of his house, and Batman keeps his Batmobile in a similar hideout, the Batcave. Zorro was also the inspiration of the remarkably similar characters El Coyote and El Aguila. A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn, October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book artist and writer credited as the creator of the DC Comics superhero Batman. ... William Bill Finger (February 8, 1914–January 18, 1974) was an American writer best known as the uncredited co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character Batman, as well as the co-architect of the series development. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Batmobile is the fictional personal automobile of comic book superhero Batman. ... The Batcave. ... El Coyote is the name of a fictional character very similar to Zorro. ... El Aguila (Alejandro Montoya) is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe. ...


Don Diego de la Vega, the mild-mannered caballero who at night donned the black cape and hood and made his mark against evildoers as Zorro, first made his appearance in print in the All Story Weekly in McCulley's five-part series entitled "The Curse of Capistrano," beginning August 9, 1919. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, on their honeymoon, selected "Curse" as the inaugural picture for their new studio, United Artists, beginning the character's cinematic tradition. McCulley wrote at least 65 more Zorro stories, which in addition to feature films inspired a Republic serial and even, in 1995, a London stage production. The silver Anglia knight, commissioned as a trophy in 1850, intended to represent the Black Prince. ... The Curse of Capistrano is a 1919 novella by Johnston McCulley and the first work to feature the fictional character Zorro. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Douglas Fairbanks (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer, who became noted for his swashbuckling roles in silent movies such as The Mark of Zorro (1920), The Three Musketeers (1921), Robin Hood (1922), The Thief of Bagdad (1924) and The Black Pirate (1926). ... Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was an Oscar-winning Canadian motion picture star and co-founder of United Artists in 1919. ... A honeymoon is the traditional trip taken by newlyweds to celebrate their marriage with seclusion and sexual intimacy. ... This article is about the film studio. ... Republic Pictures Corporation (aka Republic Entertainment) is an independent film, television, and video distribution company that was originally a movie production-distribution corporation with studio facilities, best known for its specialization in quality B pictures, westerns and movie serials. ... Serial is a term, originating in literature, for a format by which a story is told in contiguous installments in sequential issues of a single periodical publication. ...


Roronoa Zoro, from the manga/anime One Piece, is said to be loosely based on Zorro, if only in name and sword skills. However, due to issues of Copyright infringement, almost every dub for the TV show have changed his name to "Zolo".

Texas Tech's The Masked Rider is similar to Zorro.

The arguably most famous Zorro movie appearance, starring Tyrone Power, more or less adopts the book version, where Diego masquerades as a brilliant swordsman but a decadent and uncaring human being until the brilliantly staged final fight with Basil Rathbone; critics single out the swordfight as arguably the most realistic and thrilling on film. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Texas Tech University redirects here. ... The Masked Rider gives the finger-gun salute. ... Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. ... Basil Rathbone (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967), Military Cross, was a British actor most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and of suave villains in such swashbuckler films as The Mark of Zorro, Captain Blood, and The Adventures of Robin Hood. ...


However, Walt Disney's television operation clearly decided that, while such an arrogant and condescending character may work in print and even in a one-shot movie, viewers would quickly tire of him on a weekly TV show. So in Disney's Zorro, Diego de la Vega instead masquerades as a passionate and compassionate crusader for justice -- but as "the most inept swordsman in all of California." In the TV show, everyone knows Diego would love to do what Zorro does, but thinks he does not have the skill.


Ironically, McCulley barely missed seeing Zorro reach the peak of fame, dying in 1958, just as the Disney-produced Zorro television show was becoming phenomenally successful.


With some changes to reflect school colors, Zorro's black mask, cape and gaucho hat have been adopted by mascots at Texas Tech University and Edward S. Marcus High School. For other uses, see Gaucho (disambiguation). ... Texas Tech University redirects here. ... Edward S. Marcus High School is one of five main high schools in the Lewisville Independent School District, Texas. ...


On the sitcom The Bob Newhart Show, in an episode set at a masquerade party, the low-key Bob Hartley (Newhart) is in costume as Zorro. At the very end, when nobody is looking, he takes a piece of chalk and draws a large "Z" on a wall.
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Film

The 1940 remake of The Mark of Zorro, starring Tyrone Power.
The 1940 remake of The Mark of Zorro, starring Tyrone Power.

The character has been adapted for over forty films.[1] They include: Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (507x751, 124 KB) Movie poster advertisement for Mark of Zorro - © 1940 20th Century Fox For an article about a film, the original theatrical advertisement poster is one of the most important images that could be included. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (507x751, 124 KB) Movie poster advertisement for Mark of Zorro - © 1940 20th Century Fox For an article about a film, the original theatrical advertisement poster is one of the most important images that could be included. ... The Mark of Zorro (1940) was a feature film produced by 20th Century Fox based on the Johnston McCulley story The Curse of Capistrano, originally published in 1919, which introduced the masked hero Zorro. ... Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. ...

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Douglas Fairbanks (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer, who became noted for his swashbuckling roles in silent movies such as The Mark of Zorro (1920), The Three Musketeers (1921), Robin Hood (1922), The Thief of Bagdad (1924) and The Black Pirate (1926). ... See also: 1935 in film 1936 1937 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 6 - first Porky Pig animated cartoon September 28 - The Marx Brothers Harpo Marx marries actress Susan Fleming Top grossing films in North America Red River Valley Academy Awards Best Picture: The Great... See also: 1936 in film 1937 category:1937 films 1938 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events April 16 - Way Out West premieres in the US. May 7 - Shall We Dance premieres in the US. Top grossing films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Conquest Damaged Lives... John Carroll (17 July 1906 - 24 April 1979 was an American actor and singer. ... Zorros Fighting Legion was 1939 Republic Pictures serial consisting of 12 chapters. ... The year 1939 in film involved some significant events. ... Reed Hadley (June 25, 1911 – December 11, 1974) was an American movie, television and radio actor. ... The Mark of Zorro (1940) was a feature film produced by 20th Century Fox based on the Johnston McCulley story The Curse of Capistrano, originally published in 1919, which introduced the masked hero Zorro. ... The year 1940 in film involved some significant events. ... Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. ... Zorros Black Whip was a 1944 film serial starring Linda Stirling. ... // July 20 - Since You Went Away is released. ... Linda Stirling (11 October 1921 - 20 July 1997) was an American showgirl, model and actress. ... The year 1947 in film involved some significant events. ... 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Guy Williams (born Armando Joseph Catalano) (January 14, 1924 - May 7, 1989) was an American actor and former male fashion model, who played swashbuckling action heroes in the 1950s and 1960s, but never quite achieved movie star status[1], despite his appearance (including hazel eyes, 63 height, and 190... See also: 1973 in film 1974 1975 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released in USA May 1 - George Lucas creates the first draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Guy Williams (born Armando Joseph Catalano) (January 14, 1924 - May 7, 1989) was an American actor and former male fashion model, who played swashbuckling action heroes in the 1950s and 1960s, but never quite achieved movie star status[1], despite his appearance (including hazel eyes, 63 height, and 190... Pedro Armendariz Jr. ... The Mark of Zorro was a made-for-TV movie released in 1974. ... 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Television

Christian Meier as Diego in the 2007 Zorro TV serial.

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Books

Isabel Allende's 2005 Zorro: A Novel.
Isabel Allende's 2005 Zorro: A Novel.
  • Johnston McCulley's original story "The Curse of Capistrano" was reprinted by Tor books in 1998 under the title The Mark of Zorro. ISBN 978-0-8125-4007-9 A full list of McCulley's Zorro stories can be found here.
  • Johnston McCulley's Zorro short stories were reprinted by Pulp Adventures Inc. in a series of trade paperback editions.
    • Zorro The Master's Edition Volume One February 2000 ISBN 978-1-891729-20-1
    • Zorro The Master's Edition Volume Two January 2002 ISBN 978-1891729218
    • Zorro: 1947
  • A series of paperback novels were published by Tom Doherty Associates, Inc. Books in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
    • Zorro and the Jaguar Warriors by Jerome Preisler September 1998 ISBN 978-0-8125-6767-0
    • Zorro and The Dragon Riders by David Bergantino March 1999 ISBN 978-0-8125-6768-7
    • Zorro and the Witch's Curse by John Whitman April 2000 ISBN 978-0-8125-6769-4
  • Isabel Allende gave her interpretation of the Zorro legend in her 2005 fictional biography Zorro. ISBN 978-0-06-077897-2
  • Minstrel Books published A series of young reader novels based on the motion picture The Mask of Zorro.
    • The Treasure of Don Diego by William McCay 1998 ISBN 978-0-671-51968-1
    • Skull and Crossbones by Frank Lauria 1999 ISBN 978-0-671-51970-4
    • The Secret Swordsman by William McCay 1999 ISBN 978-0-671-51969-8
    • The Lost Temple by Frank Lauria 1999
  • Zorro filmographic books have also been published:
    • The Legend of Zorro By Bill Yenne 1991 Mallard Press ISBN 978-0-7924-5547-9
    • Zorro Unmasked The Official History by Sandra Curtis 1998 Hyperion ISBN 978-0-7868-8285-4

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Comic books

Zorro has appeared in many different comic book series over the decades. The most revered version was rendered by Alex Toth for Dell Comics in Four Color magazine starting in 1949 and appearing through the 1950s. Zorro was given his own title in 1959, which lasted 7 more issues and then was made a regular feature of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories(also published by Dell) from #275 to #278. Gold Key began a Zorro series in 1966, but, like Gold Keys contemporary Lone Ranger series, it only featured material reprinted from the earlier Dell comics and folded, after 9 issues, in 1968. Space Ghost, one of Toth’s most famous designs. ... Dell Comics was the comic book publishing arm of Dell Publications, which got its start in pulp magazines. ... The Lone Ranger was an early, long-running radio and television show based on characters created by George W. Trendle of Detroit, Michigan and developed by writer Fran Stryker of Buffalo, New York. ...


The character remained dormant for the next twenty years until it was revived by Marvel in 1990, for a 12-issue tie-in with the Duncan Regehr television series. Many of these comics had Alex Toth covers. In 1993 Topps Comics published a 2-issue mini-series Dracula Versus Zorro followed by a Zorro series that ran 11 issues. Topps created Lady Rawhide, a spin-off from the Zorro mythos, in two brief series. Topps Comics was a division of the American trading card publisher and gum/candy distributor the Topps Company, Inc. ... Topps Comics was a division of the American trading card publisher and gum/candy distributor the Topps Company, Inc. ...


A newspaper daily and Sunday strip were also published in the late 1990s. This was written by Don McGregor and rendered by Tom Yeats. Today, the comic book adventures of Zorro are published by Papercutz. This latest version is drawn in a manga style. The character also appeared in European comics and is universally beloved in Latin America, usually in licensed, translated reprints of American comics. Donald F. McGregor (born June 15, 1945, Rhode Island, United States) is an American comic book writer, and the author of one of the first graphic novels. ... This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ...


Over the years, various English reprint volumes have been published. This include but are not limited to:

  • Zorro In Old California Eclipse Books ISBN 978-0-913035-12-2
  • Zorro The Complete Classic Adventures By Alex Toth. Volume One Image Comics 1998. ISBN 978-1-58240-014-3

Music

Alice Cooper's 1982 album Zipper Catches Skin includes the song "Zorro's Ascent" which is about Zorro facing his death. Zorro is also mentioned on rap group EPMD's track "You Gots to Chill". Alice Cooper (born February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ... EPMD is an American rap group from Brentwood, New York, active from 1987 to 1999; one of the prominent acts in East coast hip hop. ...


Computer games

A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... The Mask of Zorro (1998) is an American action film directed by Martin Campbell, and stars Antonio Banderas with Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stuart Wilson. ... The Game Boy Color , shortened to GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States and 1999 in Europe. ... The Apple II was one of the most popular personal computers of the 1980s. ... The Destiny of Zorro is an upcoming video game about Zorro, developed by Pronto Games for the Wii. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ...

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