Who Is Zorro?

Guy Williams was Zorro before he was Will Cartwright.

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Who Is Zorro?

Post by A Ponderosa Pine » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:48 pm

Zorro, which is Spanish for "fox", is the story of a masked rider who battles the unjust rulers of the pueblo of Los Angeles during the days of Spanish rule. His real identity is that of Don Diego de la Vega, the son of a wealthy landowner. Diego returns from his studies in Spain and discovers that Los Angeles is under the command of Capitan Monastario, a cruel man who relishes in the misuse of his power for personal gain. Knowing that he cannot hope to single-handedly defeat Monastario and his troops, Diego resorts to subterfuge. He adopts the secret identity of Zorro, a sinister figure dressed in black, and rides to fight Monastario's injustice. Zorro was created in 1919 by writer Johnston McCulley. The first Zorro story, The Curse of Capistrano, appeared that year in All-Star Weekly, which became Argosy magazine. More than 65 Zorro books and short stories were to follow, with an estimated 500 million readers around the world following in the masked avenger's exploits in 26 languages before McCulley's death on November 22, 1958 at age 75.


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(Guy Williams, who appeared as Disney's Zorro, with Johnston McCulley)


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(Guy Williams as Don Diego de la Vega)


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(Guy Williams as Zorro)
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Re: Who Is Zorro?

Post by barb » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:22 pm

Pine, I'm so glad to see Zorro here! Guy Williams as Zorro is a favorite, and a great childhood memory for me. I didn't realize Zorro was created in 1919, that's the year my Daddy was born. It's amazing how the "Legend" of Zorro grew and entertained several generations.

Guy Williams was wonderful as Zorro.......so handsome and dashing. Love that last picture you posted, the way his cape flows behind him......"sigh"

Anxious to hear more about Zorro and Guy Williams. Thanks, Pine :thumbup


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Post by A Ponderosa Pine » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:27 pm

You are very welcome, Barb!!

I fell in love with both Zorro and Guy Williams when I was only five years old (in 1957), and still love them both today!

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Post by cindy57 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:16 am

Oh Pine I worship Zorro it was part of my childhood this is a good idea to put it here! :thumbup

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Re: Who Is Zorro?

Post by Tracy » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:21 pm

I haven't seen Zorro in years! I love Guy - and Zorro - but the mustache always made me laugh!

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Re: Who Is Zorro?

Post by mumu74 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:49 pm

I'm only 33 but Zorro is a great hero of my childhood... Guy Williams is so .......... wahoooooooo.. THe only one and the best Zorro...

Ok ok, I have to quote Antonio Banderas; "I want to spend my lifetime loving you" has been a great proposition...

But Guy Williams has something very special... I'm so happy to see there.. Thanks....

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Re: Who Is Zorro?

Post by A Ponderosa Pine » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:26 pm

I'm so glad to learn that you are a fan of Guy/Zorro, mumu! Antonio was good, too, but not as good, IMO!

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Re: Who Is Zorro?

Post by mumu74 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:37 pm

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Oh my ...... :faint....

Zorro was his daddy... How lucky he was.....

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Re: Who Is Zorro?

Post by mumu74 » Sat May 15, 2010 4:37 am

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Re: Who Is Zorro?

Post by A Ponderosa Pine » Sat May 15, 2010 9:21 am

Those are wonderful photos, mumu; thanks for sharing! I never get tired of looking at Guy/Zorro! :thud

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