Updated: December 15, 2021
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, Bob Wehling.
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.