Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"Zorro Unmasked"

Zorro, the legendary masked crusader who pulled off Robin Hood-like deeds in Old California with the flick of his sword, has returned to his old haunt. A new exhibit at Mission San Juan Capistrano highlights many famous Zorros — Douglas Fairbanks, Tyrone Power, Guy Williams and, most recently, Antonio Banderas — with costumes and props from films and the vintage TV serial. Also on display is the original "pitch book" that persuaded Walt Disney to produce the TV show based on the Zorro character. Sandra Curtis, author of "Zorro Unmasked: The Official History," will give a talk at 11 a.m. July 31 at the mission. The show, "Zorro Unmasked," runs through Aug. 31. Info: (949) 234-1300, http://www.missionsjc.com.

— Mary Forgione

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