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McCulley Johnston
(18831958)
The Curse of Capistrano

McCulley Johnston (18831958) The Curse of Capistrano

Johnston McCulley was the author of hundreds of stories, fifty novels, and numerous screenplays for film and television. McCulley started as a police reporter for The Police Gazette and served as an Army public affairs officer during World War I. An amateur history buff, he went on to a career in pulp fiction and screenplays, often using a southern California backdrop for his stories. His Zorro character was first serialized in the story "The Curse of Capistrano" in 1919 in the pulp magazine All-Story Weekly in 1919. Many of his characters were inspirations for all masked-heroes of today. These include the Green Ghost, the Thunderbolt, and the Crimson Clown. Probably his second most popular character from the pulps was "The Black Star". The Black Star is a criminal mastermind who is pursued and sought after by Roger Verbeck and Muggs; a millionaire bachelor and his partner who is an ex-thug. Some of McCulley's tales are available from Wildside Press.


Comoren Islands, 2009, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Elena

Fujeira, 1972, The Mark of Zorro

Guinea, 2007, Zorro

Guinea, 2011, Antonio Banderas as Zorro

Madagaskar, 1999, Antonio Banderas, Zorro

Poland, 2005, Zorro

Poland, 2005.02.01, Warsaw. Zorro

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