Synopses & Reviews
The original black-masked, black-caped, sword-fighting, injustice-hating hero of heros is back and better than ever! In addition to his latest irresistible incarnation by Antonio Banderas in Steven Spielberg's The Mask of Zorro from director Martin Campbell (Goldeneye), a new Warner Brothers Zorro TV series and toy-lines are bringing this most debonair of heros a blitzkrieg of national media attention. The fully illustrated Zorro Unmasked explores not only the making of this big-budget, high-profile feature but also reveals the origins of the masked avenger and the almost eighty years of fabulous characterizations and productions that followed.
In 1919, Johnston McCulley, in a pulp fiction weekly, wrote a five-part installment of "The Curse of Capistrano" that unmasked his black-caped hero. Fans responded so zealously that McCulley had to remask Zorro for sixty more stories! From the famous, Douglas Fairbanks/Mary Pickford film that launched United Artists to the successful film sequels, the wildly popular 1950s television show, the animated cartoons, the memorabilia, the comic books, and stage productions, Zorro Unmasked gives fans the full story of the original masked avenger. Millions of old and new Zorro fans will delight in the nearly 75 photos and illustrations and the intimate details of the Zorro legend.