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Monday, July 30, 2012

Lonely writer dreams up his dream woman

A male artist who imagines an ideal woman and brings her to life?
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Complete on DVD

By David Luhrssen
Criminals mask themselves to hide their faces, but the idea of a masked hero has deeper resonance once you consider the implications. Emerging from the 1919 pulp fiction series by Johnston McCulley, Zorro (Spanish for fox) was Robin Hood without the benefit of a forest to hide in, concealing his campaign against oppression under a black cloak, gaucho hat and mask. He might not have been the firs...