THE LONE RANGER: The Early Years, 1933-1937
The book that has been two decades in the making. THE LONE RANGER premiered in January 1933 but it was not until five years later, February 1938, that the radio program was recorded on a regular basis. Yes, only about 75 percent of the radio broadcasts are known to exist. This means the first five years have, with but minor exceptions, gone undocumented by fans and historians. This 800-page book documents the first five years of the radio program, including a thorough and accurate history to the origin of the program, with scans of archival documents and myths debunked.
In those early years, The Lone Ranger was depicted more like Zorro and Robin Hood, laughing at danger, gunning down Mexicans and Gypsies, and sought justice in a manner outside the law. The authors read almost every radio script from those first five years to provide us with a unique perspective of a darker rendition, the various masks The Lone Ranger wore before settling down with the accepted black domino mask, Tonto's blood-thirsty acts of murder and revenge, Tonto's silver-tipped arrows, the dog that ran alongside as a sidekick to the masked man, recurring villains and The Lone Ranger's musical obsession to sing by the campfire and play a guitar. A plot summary for each radio broadcast is documented.
Tentative Release Date: June 15, 2021
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