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This book documents the ...
This book documents the conception and success of a television legend that has endured for over 40 years. The opening chapter discusses the growth of Zorro, from Johnston McCulley's creation of the character in 1919 to Walt Disney's adaptation of the story and its 1957 ABC premier, and provides an introduction to the star actor behind the mask, Guy Williams. Subsequent chapters reveal behind-the-scenes aspects of the action show, discussing the secrets of Zorro's fencing technique and daredevil stunts and giving insight into the cast, costumes, sets, crew and music of the episodes. Chapters Four through Nine deal exclusively with the content of the first and second seasons as well as the four one hour specials on Walt Disney Presents. Plot summaries are provided for each episode.
The Zorro legend continued to enjoy worldwide popularity long after the filming of the final episode, and concluding chapters discuss the cultural significance of the legend outside of America, particularly in Argentina, where Guy Williams continued his career as the famous pop-culture hero off the screen.
|1||Presenting Senor Zorro : "welcome to the TV airways, Walt Disney"||5|
|2||"The bold renegade carves a Z with his blade" : of swords and stunts||25|
|3||"This shall be the disguise of El Zorro" : behind the scenes - costumes, sets, crew, music||31|
|4||"Out of the night" : overview of the first season||45|
|5||The first thirteen : episode guide, part 1||52|
|6||The first thirteen : episode guide, part 2||74|
|7||The eagle's brood : episode guide, part 1||85|
|8||The eagle's brood : episode guide, part 2||112|
|9||The second season : welcome to Monterey (episode guide)||133|
|10||Return to Los Angeles (episode guide, part 1)||158|
|11||Return to Los Angeles (episode guide, part 2)||180|
|13||"Adios, Senor Zorro"||210|
|14||From Frontierland : the return of the fox (episode guide for Walt Disney presents)||227|
|Epilogue : life after Zorro||255|