Zorro Swashbuckling News and Updates

Zorro Swashbuckling News and Updates

Saturday, July 22, 2017

A New Zorro TV Series... Who Would You Cast as Zorro?

Alex Kruz pictured as Zorro.
The time has come for the masked hero to rise from out of the night. His presence from the air waves has been far too long. Last seen in the New World Zorro series that ended in 1994 it's time once again for Zorro to entertain TV audiences with swashbuckling action, adventure and romance. Rumor has it a new Zorro TV series could be on the horizon. If so, who should be cast as Zorro? Some possible considerations... Alex Kruz, William Levy, Ryan Guzman, Aaron Diaz, Jencarlos Canela. Who would you choose? Vote in the poll on this page.

Henry Darrow 2017 Interview

Mike Radich interviews Emmy award winning actor Henry Darrow, the only man to play Zorro in 3 different series. Henry played Zorro in the Disney series Zorro and Son, voiced the role of Zorro in the animated series The New Adventures of Zorro and played Don Alejandro de la Vega in the 1990s New World Zorro series. Henry donned the mask in the episode Like Father, Like Son. He's the first Latino to play the masked hero in a major U.S.production.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Great Zorros

Douglas Fairbanks as Zorro in The Mark of Zorro (1920).

Tyrone Power as Zorro in The Mark of Zorro (1940).

Guy Williams as Zorro in Walt Disney Zorro. (1957).

Duncan Regehr as Zorro in New World Zorro (1990).

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Complete Series of Johnston McCulley Zorro Stories To Be Released

Zorro's Bold Venture!

Zorro rides again in new editions
from Bold Venture Press

In cooperation with Zorro Productions, Bold Venture Press will release
the complete adventures of Zorro, the iconic hero created by Johnston
McCulley. Some of these stories have remained out of print since their
initial appearance.

The masked swordsman debuted in The Curse of Capistrano, a five-part
novel published in All-Story Weekly. From 1919 until 1959, McCulley's
sixty Zorro short stories and novels were featured prominently in pulp
magazines of the day.

Bold Venture will publish the complete Zorro series in six volumes in 2016.

William Lampkin

Saturday, December 19, 2015

M7 Con 2015 Alex Kruz Appears As Zorro

The M7 Con western convention held October 23-25 in Los Angeles, California featured a segment on the history of Zorro in film and television. The presentation focused on the great Zorro actors including Douglas Fairbanks, Tyrone Power, Guy Williams, and Duncan Regehr. Though other Zorro actors and their productions were also discussed.
Near the end of the program the audience was treated to a special performance as Maestro Ramon Martinez and actor Alex Kruz gave a live demonstration of the Spanish style of fencing known as La Verdadera Destreza. The two dueled as Zorro and the Comandante much to the delight of the crowd. Those in attendance were thrilled to learn that Señor Martinez, the world's foremost expert on Destreza, and his fencing student Alex Kruz, a real life Zorro-like humanitarian, would be giving a full presentation and demonstration later that day.

For more than three centuries Destreza was the most feared fencing style in the world and as a Spaniard Zorro would have been well versed in this form of sword fighting. Unlike fencing today, which is linear, Destreza is rooted in geometry and employs the use of the circle to solve and overcome the efforts of opponents.

Circling his adversary Alex expertly displays how Zorro, the world's greatest fictional swashbuckler, employs Destreza to defeat his foe in a swordfight.

Here Zorro (Alex Kruz) uses his cape to cover his opponent thus blocking his ability to see and making him vulnerable to an attack.
Alex Kruz practices before the M7 Con western convention begins.
It was an honor to have Maestro Ramon Martinez and Zorro Alex Kruz participate in The history of Zorro presentation. Stay tuned... perhaps one day Alex will don the mask and cape in a television series or movie.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

All Ears Radio Theatre Presents Zorro and the King's Gold

Zorro and the King's Gold Radio Drama

All Ears Radio Theatre in Kalamazoo, Michigan performs Zorro and the King's Gold with permission of Zorro Productions Inc on February 21, 2015. The show can be heard at 6pm EST on WMUK 102.1 FM.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Zorro At the Cincinnati Nostalgia Expo - May 16 and 17, 2014

Antonio Banderas, Alain Delon, Douglas Fairbanks, Henry Darrow, Christian Meier, Fernando Lupiz, Guy Williams, Duncan Regehr, and Tyrone Power

The 2014 Nostalgia Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 16 and 17 will feature a 1 hour presentation on all things Zorro: Pulps, Radio Dramas, TV series, Movies, etc. There will also be a 30 minute live onstage Zorro radio drama reenactment. Catch all the history and news of the latest developments in the world of Zorro. Be sure to make your plans to be there.

For more information go to http://nostalgiaexpo.org

*Pictured: Antonio Banderas, Alain Delon, Douglas Fairbanks, Henry Darrow, Christian Meier, Fernando Lupiz, Guy Williams, Duncan Regehr, and Tyrone Power.