Tuesday, 10 January 2012

ABC Wednesday, Z for Zorro


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Zorro is a fictional character created in 1919 by New York-based pulp writer Johnston McCulley. The character has been featured in numerous books, films, television series, and other media.

Zorro (Spanish for fox) is the secret identity of Don Diego de la Vega , a nobleman and master living in the Spanish colonial era of California. The character has undergone changes through the years, but the typical image of him is a dashing black-clad masked outlaw who defends the people of the land against tyrannical officials 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.



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With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with Z.

28 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

So Wil - you are a Zorro fan!

Roger Owen Green said...

Hysterical - we picked the SAME topic!

Rajesh said...

Thanks for sharing details of this character. I had seen this movie long back.

anthonynorth said...

A worthy subject - one of the earliest TV series I can remember was Zorro.

photowannabe said...

I remember Zorro and loving the TV series. His side-kick was pretty funny and I actually liked him better as a young child.
Thanks for reviving the memories.

VioletSky said...

Zorro is a very good choice!
I loved the tv series in the early 1960s.

Leslie: said...

I loved the movie version with Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, and Catherine Zeta Jones! Good choice for today and I hope you have a great week,

Leslie
abcw team

Sylvia K said...

I always loved Zorro! What a great post for the day, Wil! Hope your new year is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

I love it that you and Roger BOTH thought of Zorro! :)

Kay L. Davies said...

I think you and Roger must have been in on this post together.
I remember watching Zorro in the 1950s, before we had TV, so my brother and I would visit the neighbors at convenient times.
K

George said...

I used to watch the Zorro television show every week. I don't think I missed a single show. I haven't seen the movies -- I doubt they could be as good.

Tara said...

Uggghhh if you only see the Zorro impersonated at Hollywood, he was really nowhere near the heroic Zorro. hahaha... will have to post it someday on my blog and will let you know. He was the exact opposite. You'll see. :D

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Who doesn't love a dashing hero with a secret identity.

Ms. Burrito said...

My Dad watched that too.

Zing is it for me. Hope you can visit and see. Have a nice day!

chubskulit said...

Never watched Zorro, must be thrilling.

Zodiac is one of my entries. Come see it when you get a chance. Thanks!

Lisa said...

I've always liked the Zorro story. I especially liked the movie The Mask of Zorro with Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderes and Catherine Zata Jones.

Gattina said...

You are the second "Zorro" I see today, but different once and not the one I know the French movie with Alain Delon !
Gattina
ABC Wednesday

Arkansas Patti said...

I have enjoyed Zorro and his various portrayals through out the years.
I did not know the fox reference. Interesting.

ChrisJ said...

I almost picked Zorro for this week. I love the character. I like the way Antonio Banderas plays him too.
I love your banner photo. Quintessentially Dutch. The mist gives it such an air of mystery. Beautiful.

Tumblewords: said...

Zorro was a hero of mine for that short span of time when I held them aloft! Perfect Z topic!

Cildemer said...

Une bien jolie capture et un très bon choix pour ABC!
Merci pour le partage. Et merci pour la visite et le petit mot dans mon blog;o)

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Belle journée****

Paula Scott said...

Call me silly, but I just love seeing those windmills! I almost forgot the real reason why I was there-Zorro!

Vicki Lane said...

I loved the Zorro of television -- simpler times... And I LOVE your header -- Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates immediately lept to my mind.

Marja said...

I always loved zorro

Marie said...

Fun post! Could Z also be for Zeider Z? I LOVE your header picture....Hans Brinker in modern day! Just the most wonderful winter scene!

Jo Bryant said...

I love Zorro Wil - so glad you brought him out for a visit - and what a great entry to finish with
http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/z-is-for-zinke/

Vagabonde said...

Je ne connaissais Zoro que de nom et j’ignorais son histoire, Merci de m’avoir bien renseigné.

Dina said...

I used to watch Zorro on TV as a kid.
But never knew it meant fox. Thanks.