The Lone Ranger on Radio Film and Television

The Lone Ranger on Radio  Film and Television

This book examines the franchise in detail, with summaries and production details of the original radio episodes.

Author: Ed Andreychuk

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476629711

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

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 The Lone Ranger has endured as an iconic figure in American popular culture, from his 1933 premier as a radio serial hero through a highly-rated television series (1949–1957) to a 2013 feature film. Created by script writer Fran Striker and radio station owner George W. Trendle, the character was meant to embody courage, fair play and honesty, and writers had to adhere to specific guidelines: “he never smokes ... he uses precise speech ... he never shoots to kill.” The popularity of the Ranger and his companion Tonto inspired later crime fighting duos like Batman and Robin, and The Green Hornet and Kato. This book examines the franchise in detail, with summaries and production details of the original radio episodes.
Categories: Performing Arts

Radio Mystery and Adventure and Its Appearances in Film Television and Other Media

Radio Mystery and Adventure and Its Appearances in Film  Television and Other Media

... 120, 124 Lockridge, Richard 167 London, Jack 19 The Lone Ranger: radio 18-
21, 41, 42, 44, 80, 82, 86-87, 90-92, 98, ... 146 Lone Ranger Television/
Palladium 122 "The Lone Ranger's Triumph" 140 Lone Star Ranger 107 Lord,
Athena 51, ...

Author: Jim Harmon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786485086

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 302

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From the 1920s to the 1950s, radio was the entertainment source for millions. Two of the primary themes of radio serials were mysteries and adventure. This is a detailed analysis of the important programs in these genres--Jack Armstrong, The Green Hornet, Sergeant Preston, Tom Mix, and more. Each entry includes type of series, broadcast days, air dates, sponsors, network, cast and production credits, and a comprehensive essay. When, as often happened, the series landed in other media, that is examined as well.
Categories: Performing Arts

Hollywood s West

Hollywood s West

The American Frontier in Film, Television, & History Peter C. Rollins, John E. O'
Connor ... —“Enter the Lone Ranger,” TV genesis episode of 1949 Born at Detroit
radio station WXYZ in 1933, the Lone Ranger became a great twentieth-century ...

Author: Peter C. Rollins

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813138558

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Hollywood's West examines popular perceptions of the frontier as a defining feature of American identity and history. Seventeen essays by prominent film scholars illuminate the allure of life on the edge of civilization and analyze how this region has been represented on big and small screens. Differing characterizations of the frontier in modern popular culture reveal numerous truths about American consciousness and provide insights into many classic Western films and television programs, from RKO's 1931 classic Cimarron to Turner Network Television's recent made-for-TV movies. Covering topics such as the portrayal of race, women, myth, and nostalgia, Hollywood's West makes a significant contribution to the understanding of how Westerns have shaped our nation's opinions and beliefs -- often using the frontier as metaphor for contemporary issues.
Categories: Social Science

Science Fiction Film Television and Adaptation

Science Fiction Film  Television  and Adaptation

Arch Oboler, a master of adaptation in radio, film, and television, explained this
power: [W]hat comes out of that ... transition to both cinema and television
screens: The Lone Ranger (1938), The Green Hornet (1939), Captain Midnight (

Author: Jay Telotte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136650093

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

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While film and television seem to be closely allied screen media, our feature films and television series have seldom been successfully adapted across those screens. In fact, rather than functioning as portals, those allied media often seem, quite literally, screens that filter out something that made the source work so popular in its original form. Differences in budget, running times, cast, viewing habits, screen size and shape all come into play, and this volume’s aim is to track a number of popular texts in the course of their adaptive journeys across the screens in order to sketch the workings of that cross-media adaptation. For its specific examples, the volume draws on a single genre—science fiction—not only because it is one of the most popular today in either film or television, but also because it is arguably the most self-conscious of contemporary genres, and thus one that most obviously frames the terms of these technological adaptations. The essays included here mine that reflexive character, in both highly successful and in failed efforts at cross-media adaption, to help us understand what film and television achieve in screening science fiction, and to reveal some of the key issues involved in all of our efforts to navigate the various screens that have become part of contemporary culture.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

This book traces the Lone Ranger from his early days on WXYZ radio and continues to the present day with the upcoming release of Disney's "The Lone Ranger" starring Johnny Depp.

Author: Jennifer Warner

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 9781621073345

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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For over 75 years, the Lone Ranger and his companion Tonto have been an active part of pop culture. This book traces the Lone Ranger from his early days on WXYZ radio and continues to the present day with the upcoming release of Disney's "The Lone Ranger" starring Johnny Depp. Along the way it gives plenty of trivia and gossip and the heroic character. The book recaps all the major moments in the Lone Rangers life, provides a list of every character, and provides a reference of every Lone Ranger book publication. The book also explains the Lone Ranger / Green Hornet connection and gives a history of the comic book series. LifeCaps is an imprint of BookCaps(tm) Study Guides. With each book, a lesser known or sometimes forgotten life is is recapped.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Complete Kay Francis Career Record

The Complete Kay Francis Career Record

Gerald Mohr was born in New York in ¡9¡4. A radio, film, and television actor, he
appeared in the television show Foreign Intrigue, and was the voice of The Lone
Ranger and Phillip Marlowe on the radio. His last film was Funny Girl (¡968).

Author: Lynn Kear

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476602875

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 295

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This book is the definitive guide to the film, stage, radio and television career of Kay Francis, one of the most glamorous stars from the golden age of Hollywood. For each film, the authors provide a thorough synopsis plus cast and crew information (including biographies), opening dates, production notes, behind-the-scenes details, and reviews. In addition, information is provided on her stage, radio, and television appearances, and a section is devoted to collecting Kay Francis memorabilia, including such items as cigarette cards, sheet music and soundtracks. Also covered is the stage and vaudeville career of Kay Francis’ mother, Katherine Clinton. A brief biography of Kay Francis is provided, along with an insightful foreword by film scholar James Robert Parish. Truly a treasure trove for Kay Francis fans and anyone interested in classic filmmaking in the 1930s and 1940s, the book includes more than 130 illustrations, many of them rare.
Categories: Performing Arts

Selling the Silver Bullet

Selling the Silver Bullet

The Lone Ranger and Transmedia Brand Licensing Avi Santo. Blackett, Sample
& Hummert (BSH), 46, 136, 139. See also General Mills; Lone Ranger radio;
Lone Ranger television blockbuster films, 17, 171–180, 183– 184, 191,215, 223,

Author: Avi Santo

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477303979

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 331

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Originating as a radio series in 1933, the Lone Ranger is a cross-media star who has appeared in comic strips, comic books, adult and juvenile novels, feature films and serials, clothing, games, toys, home furnishings, and many other consumer products. In his prime, he rivaled Mickey Mouse as one of the most successfully licensed and merchandised children's properties in the United States, while in more recent decades, the Lone Ranger has struggled to resonate with consumers, leading to efforts to rebrand the property. The Lone Ranger's eighty-year history as a lifestyle brand thus offers a perfect case study of how the fields of licensing, merchandizing, and brand management have operated within shifting industrial and sociohistorical conditions that continue to redefine how the business of entertainment functions. Deciphering how iconic characters gain and retain their status as cultural commodities, Selling the Silver Bullet focuses on the work done by peripheral consumer product and licensing divisions in selectively extending the characters' reach and in cultivating investment in these characters among potential stakeholders. Tracing the Lone Ranger's decades-long career as intellectual property allows Avi Santo to analyze the mechanisms that drive contemporary character licensing and entertainment brand management practices, while at the same time situating the licensing field's development within particular sociohistorical and industrial contexts. He also offers a nuanced assessment of the ways that character licensing firms and consumer product divisions have responded to changing cultural and economic conditions over the past eighty years, which will alter perceptions about the creative and managerial authority these ancillary units wield.
Categories: Performing Arts

Masculinity in the Interracial Buddy Film

Masculinity in the Interracial Buddy Film

However , one of the most popular buddyships at the time found an audience in
the western genre and among the media of radio , film , and television - namely
the Lone Ranger and Tonto . As a radio program the series began airing in 1933

Author: Melvin Donalson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: UOM:39015062527752

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 201

View: 346

"This work analyzes the interracial relationships, the heterosexual masculine roles within the films and the various genres in which the buddy film has surfaced. The book is arranged in six chapters, each focusing upon a particular chronological era in th
Categories: Performing Arts

Raised on Radio

Raised on Radio

Here is a book that is generous, instructive, and sinfully readable—and that brings an era alive as it salutes an extraordinary American phenomenon.

Author: Gerald Nachman

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780307828941

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 544

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For everybody "raised on radio"—and that's everybody brought up in the thirties, forties, and early fifties—this is the ultimate book, combining nostalgia, history, judgment, and fun, as it reminds us of just how wonderful (and sometimes just how silly) this vanished medium was. Of course, radio still exists—but not the radio of The Lone Ranger and One Man's Family, of Our Gal Sunday and Life Can Be Beautiful, of The Goldbergs and Amos 'n' Andy, of Easy Aces, Vic and Sade, and Bob and Ray, of The Shadow and The Green Hornet, of Bing Crosby, Kate Smith, and Baby Snooks, of the great comics, announcers, sound-effects men, sponsors, and tycoons. In the late 1920s radio exploded almost overnight into being America's dominant entertainment, just as television would do twenty-five years later. Gerald Nachman, himself a product of the radio years—as a boy he did his homework to the sound of Jack Benny and Our Miss Brooks—takes us back to the heyday of radio, bringing to life the great performers and shows, as well as the not-so-great and not-great-at-all. Nachman analyzes the many genres that radio deployed or invented, from the soap opera to the sitcom to the quiz show, zooming in to study closely key performers like Benny, Bob Hope, and Fred Allen, while pulling back to an overview that manages to be both comprehensive and seductively specific. Here is a book that is generous, instructive, and sinfully readable—and that brings an era alive as it salutes an extraordinary American phenomenon. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Performing Arts

Who was that Masked Man

Who was that Masked Man

Prior and borrowed every penny he could to buy all to " The Lone Ranger "
television series , Chertok of the rights to “ Hopalong ... his character , the Lone
Rang - the television scripts were adapted from Striker ' s er , but this time ( unlike
the movie serial deba . ... Hornet " radio adventure , then transly television
version of the masked man ' s ad - lating some of them into “ Lone Ranger ” televi
. ventures .

Author: David Rothel

Publisher: A S Barnes & Company

ISBN: IND:39000002280852

Category: Lone Ranger (Radio program)

Page: 280

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Recounts the origins and development of the radio, television, film, and comic-strip versions of the Lone Ranger and Tonto, chronicling the tenures of the actors who played the lead roles
Categories: Lone Ranger (Radio program)



... a faithful sidekick rode with the hero and further heightened the hero's stature.
Throughout a career in radio, film, television, and comic books, the stoic Tonto
aided the Lone Ranger and became practically as celebrated as the hero himself

Author: Richard W. Slatta

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402753695

Category: History

Page: 206

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Here’s a book as big and beautiful as the West itself, dedicated to the larger-than-life figure who symbolizes the American spirit. Whether the straight-shooting hero from a John Wayne movie or the lawless gunslinger spreading mayhem, the cowboy lassos the imagination and just won’t let go. On these magnificently illustrated pages unfold cowboy life and legend, cowboys around the world, the cowboy’s ranching roots, modern-day cowboys, cowboy food and fun, and the cowboy in film and popular culture. Quotations from Western poems, songs, and novels offer contemporary perspectives, as do the old-time posters and nostalgic advertisements. An astounding variety of photos show it all. There’s also absorbing background on black cowboys, vaqueros, women who rode the range, and rodeos.
Categories: History

The Western Hero in Film and Television

The Western Hero in Film and Television

By 1951 the series was running on 63 television stations as well as the allied
media of 152 radio stations and 155 ... and at last there emerged amid galloping
hoofbeats and strains of the William Tell Overture the character of the Lone
Ranger .

Author: Rita Parks

Publisher: Umi Research Press

ISBN: UOM:39015002283276

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

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Categories: Performing Arts

Superman on Film Television Radio and Broadway

Superman on Film  Television  Radio and Broadway

... on Earth to helping those in need!” By ¡940, radio was the primary
entertainment medium of its time; nearly every home and o‡ce had one, and
Americans by the millions thrilled to the audio adventures of The Lone Ranger
and The Shadow, ...

Author: Bruce Scivally

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786431663

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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First introduced in a 1938 comic book, Superman has since become an iconic character in American entertainment. This complete history covers Superman's appearances in film and television, from the 1941 introduction of the first Superman cartoon to the 2006 live-action film Superman Returns. The book includes several rarely seen photographs of the actors who have brought Superman to life for over seven decades, including Clayton "Bud" Collyer, Kirk Alyn, George Reeves and Christopher Reeve. Multiple appendices provide a complete listing of Superman-related books and websites, along with a comprehensive list of the cast and characters featured in Superman films, television shows, and radio programs since 1941.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Story of the Lone Ranger

The Story of the Lone Ranger

General Mills , a long - time sponsor of the Lone Ranger radio series , was first to
be offered the opportunity to become ... to Trendle and he went with this producer
and his Apex Film Corporation to produce the Lone Ranger for television .

Author: James Van Hise

Publisher: Movie Publisher Services Incorporated

ISBN: PSU:000021457616

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 141

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Categories: Performing Arts

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Instructional radio programs This heading is used as a genre / form heading for
radio programs that use a structured format to teach or train the audience . ...
Films that are intended to impart knowledge and information are entered under
Educational television programs . ... Subd Geog ) UF Live shows ( Television
programs ) BT Television programs Lone Ranger films ( Not Subd Geog ) BT
Western films ...

Author: Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office


ISBN: UOM:39015079817089

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress


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Categories: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Super Black

Super Black

—SUZAN-LORI PARKS, Topdog/Underdog lack characters in television and film
have historically played the man ... of comics, radio serials, television shows, and
films, Tonto, the dutiful Native American partner to the Lone Ranger, is the ...

Author: Adilifu Nama

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292742529

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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Super Black places the appearance of black superheroes alongside broad and sweeping cultural trends in American politics and pop culture, which reveals how black superheroes are not disposable pop products, but rather a fascinating racial phenomenon through which futuristic expressions and fantastic visions of black racial identity and symbolic political meaning are presented. Adilifu Nama sees the value—and finds new avenues for exploring racial identity—in black superheroes who are often dismissed as sidekicks, imitators of established white heroes, or are accused of having no role outside of blaxploitation film contexts. Nama examines seminal black comic book superheroes such as Black Panther, Black Lightning, Storm, Luke Cage, Blade, the Falcon, Nubia, and others, some of whom also appear on the small and large screens, as well as how the imaginary black superhero has come to life in the image of President Barack Obama. Super Black explores how black superheroes are a powerful source of racial meaning, narrative, and imagination in American society that express a myriad of racial assumptions, political perspectives, and fantastic (re)imaginings of black identity. The book also demonstrates how these figures overtly represent or implicitly signify social discourse and accepted wisdom concerning notions of racial reciprocity, equality, forgiveness, and ultimately, racial justice.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Vampire Book

The Vampire Book

... the Lone Ranger (introduced to radio in 1933, the movies in 1938, and
television in 1949). The introduction of silver into contemporary vampire lore
appears to have been through the movies. In 1972, Hammer Films released
Dracula 1972 ...

Author: J Gordon Melton

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578593507

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 944

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The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. The historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

The Reviews Include: What Made The Lone Ranger and Tonto Beloved American Heroes? The 7 essays in this collection make the reasons abundantly clear.

Author: Ms Clare Sieffert

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 149430869X


Page: 350

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A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty “Hi Yo, Silver" - The Lone Ranger! Relive the nostalgia, the thrilling adventure, the inspirational friendship, and the astounding heroism and courage of those original icons of American culture, the authentic Lone Ranger and Tonto. With a Foreword by Dawn Moore, Clayton Moore's Daughter! Discover: This book contains detailed reviews of 13 of the classic TV episodes, plus 6 illustrations by the author, and numerous photos, along with 7 essays on general topics relating to the Masked Man and Tonto, and 3 "geeky" lists. Each of the 13 episodes was chosen to be reviewed because it is memorable or unusual in some way. Each consists of a detailed synopsis of the episode, quotes of noteworthy dialogue, and commentary, questions and criticisms. The Reviews Include: What Made The Lone Ranger and Tonto Beloved American Heroes? The 7 essays in this collection make the reasons abundantly clear. The following topics are covered with great love and respect for the characters and in great detail by one of the foremost experts on the content of The Lone Ranger radio and TV episodes. Why was the original radio creation so popular it lasted almost 22 years and spun off: - 18 novels by Fran Striker, the Masked Man's principal creator - two 12-part movie serials in 1938 & 1939 - many comic book treatments - even Silver had his own comic title! - 221 television episodes, from 1949 to 1957 - two good feature films 1956 & 1958, starring Clayton Moore & Jay Silverheels - two animated series - a bad feature film - 1981 - an even worse made-for-TV-movie - 2003 - and Johnny Depp's hideous travesty - 2013 Meet The REAL Masked Rider Of The Plains! Buy "The Lone Ranger" Now, Before The Price Goes Up!

Contested Culture

Contested Culture

... Comics, finally paid each author $20,000 per year for life at the time that
Warner produced Superman: The Movie (1979). ... followed by the radio,
television, and film licensing campaigns for Buck Rogers (1929), the Lone
Ranger and Shirley ...

Author: Jane M. Gaines

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807861646

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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Jane M. Gaines examines the phenomenon of images as property, focusing on the legal staus of mechanically produced visual and audio images from popular culture. Bridging the fields of critical legal studies and cultural studies, she analyzes copyright, trademark, and intellectual property law, asking how the law constructs works of authorship and who owns the country's cultural heritage.
Categories: Literary Criticism