• Film

    The Mark of Zorro

    Zorro needs no introduction. Though Douglas Fairbanks, the first Zorro, might. The Mark of Zorro was made in 1920, one year after the publication of The Curse of Capistrano, the original short story from which it was based. Douglas Fairbanks was at that time one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood. He made the move from Vaudeville to film in 1915, with a series of comedies that highlighted his acrobatics and¬†athleticism. While his comedies stood out for his upbeat humor and unrestrained athleticism (he enjoyed jumping through windows), they were, in the end, fairly generic 1910s comedies. ¬†It was only with the Mark of Zorro, and the series of…