Updated: August 04, 2012
GUY WILLIAMS ZORRO COLLECTIBLES #02
2007 marks the 50th Anniversary of Zorro. In 1950
Johnston McCulley assigned the film and television
rights to Zorro to Mitchell Gertz, a Hollywood agent.
Gertz tried for several years to find the financing
to produce a Zorro series, but to no avail. Then, in
1952, Walt Disney became involved in the Zorro
legend when he was looking for a source of financing
for his new theme park. He used his private research
company, WED Enterprises, to license the rights to
the Zorro stories from Gertz, planning to produce a
number of episodes and use the resulting profits for
developing the Park. At first, Walt tried to sell the
show to anyone who was interested, but when the
networks insisted on a pilot episode and he refused,
work was halted on the project. The industry trade
papers carried several stories in 1954 speculating
that Zorro would be part of the packaging for ABC's
investment in the Park, but the network instead
settled on the Disneyland anthology series, and it
looked like the Zorro project was dead.
However, when Walt later needed a new series to offer
to ABC in exchange for more money for the Park, the
Zorro series was reborn. Airdate: 10/10/57. GUY WILLIAMS,
GENE SHELDON, HENRY CALVIN and GEORGE J. LEWIS. Guest
Cast: Britt Lomond (Capitan Monastario), Jan Arvan
(Don Ignacio Torres), Than Wyenn (Licenciado Pina).
Directed by: Norman Foster. Teleplay by: Norman Foster,
50 years and Zorro Disney is still alive. Because that I
have been buying and winning rare stuff in eBay that I want
to share in your wonderful website. In Zorro collectibles #2
is part of what I have get for my private collection, now
you can see come here some new items some from other buyers
that have been won and some that I have the lucky to win.
Rare child Disney Zorro school bag 1960's manufactured by
National Leather MFG Co. Brooklyn NY $50. Fossil Zorro Watch
with original box wood case and hat stamp 1990 $175. and more
Walt Disney copyright 1965 Zorro Pillowcase made of 100% cotton
fabric by perfect Industries $50. and more Walt Disney
Production plastic Boot Cup late 50's $10. Zorro Activity Box
1963 made by Whitman $10. Zorro Target with Rifle. This target
was made in the mid fifties when Zorro was on TV $150. and more
Vintage Walt Disney Zorro Guitar Ukulele made by Emenee $180.
and more Black Gaucho/Bolero/Zorro Hat Vintage $30. Zorro TX Lmt
Ed. Gold Plated Silver Ring. 1994. Originally limited to only 60
$100. and more Vintage Zippo Mr. Zorro the face 12 years old
very rare. $100. and more Zorro Target Game 1957 $100. and more
Signed paper NORMAN FOSTER autograph from the 1930 very rare.
Mr. Foster was Zorro
s Disney Director in some episodes $100.
and more Old Toy mousquet 1958 $350. and more Zorro and Sarget
Garcia figure Argentina $75. Zorro Pop Gun $150. and more
Zorro Combo, Zorro marbles. Zorro Watch very old 50 years. Zorro
knife. Zorro flashlight and light swithplate $50. and more
Zorro puppet $30. and more.
The great celebration is this year, 50 years and is still on the
air. GUY WILLIAMS AND ZORRO WILL ALWAYS BE FOREVER with US. God
Bless Guy Williams and Walt Disney.