The Lone Ranger Archive News for 2006

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December 29, 2006: Hake's Auction # 190! Bids are being accepted now for 49 separate Lone Ranger items in Hake's Auction # 190. The auction starts closing for some items on January 16, 2007 and the auction closes completely on January 18, 2007. There are several one of a kind Lone Ranger items that look interesting. Take a look here: Hake's Auction # 190 - Lone Ranger

December 28, 2006: Watch Bat Masterson and John Hart on the Westerns channel! The Westerns channel is going to start broadcasting the old t.v. series "Bat Masterson" in January, beginning with a marathon of the first 23 episodes on January 7th, starting at midnight(Eastern time). John was in at least 3 episodes of "Bat Masterson" although none were in the first 23 episodes. Westerns will then broadcast Bat, twice a day, Monday through Friday, from 4 to 5 p.m. (Central time). It looks like Westerns will also broadcast some of the episodes at various times, probably as filler between movies. John may be in additional episodes that I don't know about. I'll add the air dates for John's known episodes as they are scheduled.

December 27, 2006: Jeno's Pizza Rolls commercial on You Tube! Lone Ranger fan Steve Chesney informed me that the Jeno's Pizza Rolls commercial, with Clayton & Jay, can be seen on You Tube. Thanks for the information Steve!: Jeno's Pizza Rolls Commercial

December 21, 2006: My Review of the Dynamite Lone Ranger Comic Book! After leafing through the 3rd issue of the Dynamite Entertainment's perverted version of The Lone Ranger comic at the comic book store yesterday, I offer my opinion of this latest issue and the comic up to this point: My view of the Lone Ranger comic book!

December 17, 2006: Lone Ranger Writer Dies! I have been informed that Robert Schaefer died on Saturday, December 16, 2006. Bob was a writing partner with Eric Freiwald on 13 Lone Ranger television show episodes. This writing duo also wrote the 1958 Lone Ranger favorite, "The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold". Bob & Eric also wrote for many other television shows including Lassie, Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley, Tales of the Texas Rangers, The Gene Autry Show, The Adventures of Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill, Jr. and others. When I get additional details, I'll share them with you. Deepest sympathy to the Bob Schaefer family and his many friends and fans for their loss. Bob will be greatly missed. You can read more about Bob & Eric's contributions to The Lone Ranger here: Eric Freiwald Interview in 2000

December 15, 2006: The Lone Ranger is SOLD! Al Dittrich & Joe Southern both report the following tidbit: The BBC News web site reports that the UK company Entertainment Rights (ER) has agreed to buy US rival Classic Media Holdings for £106.9m ($210m). I checked the Entertainment Rights web site and they had a similar announcement: Entertainment Rights Plc ("ER"), the largest specialist supplier of children's and family programming to UK broadcasters by distribution turnover, is pleased to announce that the Company has conditionally agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Classic Media Holdings, Inc. for a total consideration of US$210.0 million (£106.9 million)." Get additional information here: The Lone Ranger is SOLD!

December 13, 2006: Happy Birthday to John Hart! December 13, 2006 is the 89th birthday of John Hart and on behalf of all of his fans, I say, "Happy Birthday John"!

December 12, 2006: More You Tube videos of Lone Ranger Interest! After you watch the video of Clayton getting his star, you can check out another video on You Tube. This is part of the old The Lone Ranger game that was made for the Nintendo game machine. The game was made by Konami and if you've never seen the game, this is your chance to see a portion of the game play, as The Lone Ranger goes about his task to find his famous horse, Silver: Nintendo's Lone Ranger Game You might also be interested in watching the 57 seconds of the animated The Lone Ranger opening title, with William Conrad as the announcer: The Lone Ranger - Animated Opening

December 11, 2006: Clayton Moore gets his star on You Tube! Lone Ranger fan, Al Dittrich, found this version of Clayton receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on the web site, You Tube. Thanks for passing this along to the fans Al! Clayton's star ceremony on the Walk of Fame

December 10, 2006: All seasons of The Lone Ranger on DVD! Joe Southern ran across this bit of news about The Lone Ranger, all 5 seasons, now available on DVD through TV DVD Planet. Buyer beware! Neither Joe nor myself have come up with much information about this set of 25 DVDs of the entire Lone Ranger television series. We do not yet know who the manufacturer is of this set. We do not know of the quality of the episodes, if they are complete, if they are enhanced, time compressed, etc. We haven't even verified if they are licensed by Classic Media. At this time, this is merely information that looks interesting. I aim to get a lot more information before I am willing to pay $200 plus for this set. We do have a brave fan willing to make the purchase and offer a review on what he finds in this set. Stay tuned: Lone Ranger Show on DVD**NOTE-Added December 12, 2006 - There is increasing doubt if this set is authorized and/or licensed. Buyer Beware!***Additonal NOTE- 1/1/2007 - Strongly suggest that you hesitate in ordering from this company. I have been informed that customers who have ordered this item have not received anything.

December 9, 2006: Silver Bullet due next week! Joe Southern informed me that the latest edition of the "Silver Bullet" newsletter is in the mail and should arrive in mailboxes next week. If you aren't a member of The Lone Ranger Fan Club, which includes 4 issues of the Silver Bullet newsletter, you can get the details on how to join at their web site: Lone Ranger Fan Club

December 6, 2006: Lone Ranger & Mother Goose & Grimm! Check your newspaper comics today for another Mother Goose & Grimm cartoon with The Lone Ranger as the topic. My comics are in black & white but if you want to see the color version you can check it out on the MG and G web site today: Mother Goose and Grimm

December 1, 2006: Christmas Catalogs! I added a couple more pages of Lone Ranger toys, from two old Christmas catalogs, to my Christmas catalogs page. Both of these catalogs are currently on auction on Ebay and I've included links to those auctions for anyone interested in bidding on them. Thanks much to the sellers for sharing these photos with me. I'll give you a link to my catalog page here but you can always find the page by going to my Internal Links page: Christmas Catalogs

November 30, 2006: Lone Ranger movies specially priced at VCI! Lone Ranger fan Al D. passed along a special that VCI Entertainment has for the 1956 & 1958 Lone Ranger movies on DVD. Get both movies for $7.99 which includes the shipping. This is a VCI Web Site special and is for a limited time only. Keep in mind that these are not the Special Edition DVD movies although they are both on sale for $9.99 each plus shipping. Regular price on the Special Editions DVDs are $14.99 each plus shipping. Check it out here: VCI Lone Ranger special offer

November 29, 2006: Very Interesting Auctions to check out! Joe Southern of The Silver Bullet Fan Club, passed along the following two auctions coming up on Ebay, of special interest to Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels fans, on December 15th. Here for the Clayton auction: Clayton outfit and here for the Jay auction: Jay's "Tonto" shirt

November 14, 2006: John Hart Mask on Auction! Thanks to Joe Southern for the initial tip on Julien's Auctions. Beginning tomorrow, November 15, 2006, you can view and bid on-line for a number of items from John Hart's collection, including a Lone Ranger mask. The live auction takes place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on December 16th.: Julien's Auctions

November 9, 2006: Clayton on "Hopalong Cassidy"! Just a reminder to anyone collecting films and television shows of Clayton Moore, the 1st season of the "Hopalong Cassidy" televison show is available on DVD. The episode that Clayton was in was titled "Lawless Legacy" in which Clayton had the part of bad guy, Trimmer Lane, and it's in Season 1. You can order the 1st season at various places, including the web site. The best deal that I've seen is $24.98 including free shipping at

October 30, 2006: Lone Ranger Comic Book Poll! I've just put up a poll to get an idea of what you fans think about the Dynamite Entertainment Lone Ranger comic book. In the next day or so, I'll add a permamnent link to the poll on the front page of my web site. I've only given you two choices to pick from in this poll: Lone Ranger Comic Book Poll!*NOTE: The poll was supposed to allow one vote per person per day but apparently, the poll only permits one vote per person per week. I'll try to get that figured out for the next poll.

October 30, 2006: The Lone Ranger is back on WHT! It appears that WHT has indeed brought back The Lone Ranger, starting today. I'll have the schedule up shortly on the TV Schedule page. Thanks for that very accurate tip Larry M.!

October 26, 2006: Lone Ranger back on WHT? I had a report from a Lone Ranger fan, Larry M. who informed me that The Lone Ranger is returning to WHT on Monday, October 30th at 3:30 p.m. CST/4:30 p.m. EST and will be replacing the Cisco Kid show, through the end of the year. Larry says that the show resumes with episode # 206, "The Turning Point" on October 30th and continues in order after that and then starts over with episode # 1. I haven't seen the Lone Ranger show up on any schedule yet. Thanks for the information Larry. If I get any additional information, I'll let you know.

October 20, 2006: THE LONE RANGER COVER CONTEST - Enter now to win at Dynamite Entertainment! One lucky winner in a random drawing will receive the Grand Prize of a 12" x 18" mounted reproduction of the cover to The Lone Ranger #1 and 10 First Prize winners will each receive a package of The Lone Ranger comics including: Lone Ranger #1 Second Printing Alternate Cover and Lone Ranger #1 Alternate Cover. Get more details and the rules for this drawing which ends on November 1, 2006: Dynamite Entertainment Drawing

October 19, 2006: Lone Ranger # 2 Comic is now available! Second Printing of # 1 issue also available! Check with your local comic book retailer for the 2nd issue of The Lone Ranger comic. I just picked up an issue at my comic book shop. I also picked up a copy of the re-printed issue # 1, with a different cover than in the first printing. If you really want to get a copy of the reprinted # 1, I strongly urge you to act fast. My comic shop had 4 of them yesterday and now they have none. So, what do you think of the series after you see issue # 2? Were the vultures necessary?

October 6, 2006: Cover of # 4 issue of The Lone Ranger comic is available to look at & Variant cover of sold-out issue # 1, Reprint! You can look at the cover for issue # 4, due to be released in December as well as the new, limited edition, variant cover of issue # 1 for its 2nd printing, on the Dynamite website. Lone Ranger # 4 cover & the # 1 issue, 2nd printing, variant cover I think the cover of the #1 issue reprint is great!

September 15, 2006: Lone Ranger # 1 Comic SOLD OUT! Second Printing coming! Dynamite Entertainment reports that the 1st printing of The Lone Ranger #1 issue has sold out. Dynamite has ordered a second printing of the initial release of the # 1 issue. The second printing will have a variant cover and should be available at the time of the release of issue # 2. Read the announcement here: Lone Ranger # 1, Sold Out!

September 7, 2006: # 1 issue of The Lone Ranger comic is out! I just picked up the first issue of The Lone Ranger comic, by Dynamite Entertainment, at my local comic shop. I won't offer you my opinion of the comic but let you Lone Ranger fans decide for yourself but I do have an opinion. The price was $2.99 plus my local sales tax.

September 5, 2006: Mother Goose & Grimm cartoon! In today's comic section was another Mother Goose & Grimm cartoon with a "Lone Ranger & Tonto" flavor. Mother Goose & Grimm You can see the cartoon here but after today, you will have to click on their Archives section to view it.

August 26, 2006: John Hart is ill: I received information tonight, that John Hart is very ill. The family has asked me to inform John's fans that he is no longer able to respond to any fan mail. Please do not send any correspondence to John as it is no longer possible for him to reply. John no longer lives in California.

August 23, 2006: Sneak peek of "Lone Ranger" # 2! From Dynamite: "With #1 due the first week of September, Dynamite Entertainment has released a preview of October’s Lone Ranger #2 by Brett Matthews, John Cassaday, Sergio Cariello and Dean White. Scroll down a bit on this page: " "Lone Ranger # 2 Look for "Lone Ranger" # 1 at your comic shop the first week in September. Thanks for the update Joe!

August 18, 2006: Limited Edition Lone Ranger Comic Book: SCOOP reports that on September 9th & 10th, Dynamite Entertainment and artist Tom Cassady will be present at the Baltimore Comic-Con in Baltimore, MD Convention Center. They will have an exclusive Lone Ranger comic cover for those two days only. Get details & a picture of that cover here: "Exclusive Lone Ranger Comic cover! and here: "Lone Ranger exclusive at Baltimore Comic-Con! If anyone attends, please let me know!

August 18, 2006: Jay Silverheels in "Daniel Boone" on TVLAND! TVLAND will be broadcasting a two day marathon of "Daniel Boone" episodes on August 26th and August 27th. One of Jay's episodes will be broadcast on the 26th, "The Christmas Story", episode # 43, at 9 p.m. CDT/10 p.m. EDT. Then, TVLAND will be broadcasting one episode each day, at 1 p.m. CDT, Monday through Friday (except on Labor Day) from August 28th through September 8th. Also, on August 26th through September 4th, TVLAND will be running 3 unedited Daniel Boone episodes, per week, on their Broadband Player. The Broadband Player details are to be available on the TVLAND web site on August 24th. I'm not sure yet if anymore of Jay's episodes will be broadcast other than the one on the 26th. **ALSO, it appears that The Lone Ranger on WHT will be replaced with "Daniel Boone" episodes after September 30th. Not confirmed yet by WHT!

August 7, 2006: The Phantom Rider! by Fran Striker: Thanks to S. Jorgenson for alerting me to this interesting book from Pulpville Press. Here's the book description on the web site which is a retailer for the book: From the pages of The Lone Ranger Magazine comes this first issue novel of that masked man of the old west. This story was later rewritten and expanded, but this version has not been republished before. Fully illustrated. There is a hardcover available for $24.95 and a paperback version for $14.95. Get details here: "The Phantom Rider"!

August 4, 2006: Jay Silverheels in Daniel Boone! Jay Silverheels fans will be interested to know that the "Daniel Boone" television series from 1964-70 is being released to DVD. Liberation Entertainment has digitally restored and remastered the first two seasons which will become available to fans on September 26, 2006. All 6 seasons are to eventually be released to DVD. You can save some money off the suggested retail price and pre-order the first 2 seasons now. Jay was in at least 2 episodes, one show in season 1 ("The Quietists") and one show in season 2 ("The Christmas Story"). I have one source that tells me that Jay was also in a second show from season 1, titled "Mountain of the Dead" but I haven't been able to verify it. Liberation will show you a trailer, showing the digital improvement that they have made in their restoration of the this series and you can check it out here. The difference is amazing: "Daniel Boone (1964-70) on DVD" John Hart was supposed to have been in at least one episode of Daniel Boone but I've never been able to verify it so if anyone spots him in any Daniel Boone episode, please let me know.

July 28, 2006: Clayton in Range Rider DVD: Thanks to Al D. for reminding me that Clayton fans can purchase a DVD of Clayton's appearance in an episode of "The Range Rider" titled "Saga of Silver Town". Alpha Video ( has released this episode, along with three other Ranger Rider episodes in volume # 3. Clayton was in a second episode of Range Rider but it doesn't appear in any current Ranger Rider releases by Alpha Video. You can see a few scenes of that episode "Ambush in Coyote Canyon" by going to my "Clayton Moore Television Credits" on the front page of this web site. Check out all 4 of the available "The Range Rider" dvds available from too: "The Range Rider and "Saga of Silver Town""

July 26, 2006: Lone Ranger Comic # 2 by Dynamite Entertainment! You can get a preview of the 2nd issue of The Lone Ranger comic by Dynamite, including the cover art. The year one origin of the Lone Ranger continues from creators Brett Matthews, John Cassaday, Sergio Cariello and colorist Dean White. Go to the Dynamite web site to view the basic information of issue # 2: "NEW, Lone Ranger # 2 comic"

July 25, 2006: Schylling is sold out of their Lone Ranger items: In 2003, Schylling came out with a line of Lone Ranger items. Just a reminder that if you want to add these items to your collection and haven't done so yet, you might want to do it now. Schylling is sold out of all their Lone Ranger products and have told me that they have no plans to introduce any additional products in the Lone Ranger line.

July 7, 2006: Lone Ranger Comic # 1 by Dynamite Entertainment! The Lone Ranger # 1 comic by Dynamite Entertainment will retail for $2.99 and will be shipped in September, 2006. Here is part of what Dynamite writes about this comic: "THE LONE RANGER #1 is an unrelenting tale of the West. A young man searches for revenge, only to find justice... and that he's something greater than he ever thought he could be. THE LONE RANGER #1 will be THE must-read comic of 2006." The cover is by John Cassaday and written by Brett Matthews. Apparently, there are variant covers you can ask your retailer about. You can also order this comic direct from Dynamite Entertainment and also get more information here: "NEW, Lone Ranger # 1 comic"

July 6, 2006: Lone Ranger in comic strip "Lola": If you are a newspaper comics fan & a Lone Ranger fan, you might want to check out today's newspaper comic section for the LOLA comic strip by Steve Dickenson and Todd Clark. Just click on 7/06 on their calendar to view this day's strip: "LOLA and the Lone Ranger"

July 3, 2006: Chicago TV viewers! In additional to the information in the preceding News item from June 30, Bill M. tells me that the station, WWME, channel 23, also shows vintage commercials from time to time. Bill says that while watching an episode of "Mission: Impossible" the other night, the station ran the old Jeno's Pizza commercial with Clayton & Jay. Way to go WWME, channel 23!

June 30, 2006: Lone Ranger on Chicago TV! Bill M. reports that Lone Ranger fans in the Chicago area can watch Lone Ranger episodes at 6:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, on WWME TV channel 23. Bill reports that the episodes are similar to the ones in syndication now, and in the past years, and they appear to be shorter than the episodes that were shown on the Westerns channel a few years ago. You can get the broadcast schedule at their web site and it appears that they are showing season 4 shows with # 164 Gold Freight scheduled for Monday, July 3rd. "WWME - Channel 23" Click on the SCHEDULE button!

June 8, 2006: Hakes Auction #188 with Lone Ranger items! Hakes just opened their latest auction and there are 56 Lone Ranger related items up for bid. Maybe you'll find the Lone Ranger watch fob or the Lone Ranger valentine card or something else that you've been looking for in this auction. They also have some unusual Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and Hopalong Cassidy memorabilia as well, so be sure to search for those names too. "Hakes Auction #188"

June 6, 2006: Lone Ranger Convention in Texas in 2008! Joe Southern of the "Silver Bullet" newsletter and "The Lone Ranger Fan Club" is doing preliminary planning for a Lone Ranger Rendezvous, to be held in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the Lone Ranger, on June 6, 7, & 8, 2008. As you probably know, it takes a lot of work and a lot of volunteers to pull off a successful convention, so you can get details on how to help out, from the Lone Ranger Fan Club web site and from the current issue of the "Silver Bullet, which should be arriving in your mailbox in the next few days. The only requirement, to be on the planning committee, is that you be a member of the Lone Ranger Fan Club and you can get that done on the web site too: "Lone Ranger Rendezvous, a 75th Anniversary Celebration" Everyone is invited to attend the convention in 2008, whether you are a fan club member or not!

May 25, 2006: WHT and The Lone Ranger! I've had a number of fans who want to know what they can do about keeping the Lone Ranger on WHT. The easiest and quickest way for fans to make their views known, is to email, call or write to LeSEA Broadcasting as WHT (World Harvest Television) is a part of that company. LeSEA Broadcasting does have a CONTACT US button on their web site. You will have to leave your email address if you send them an email. They also show their mailing address if you want to send them snail mail with your opinion or call/FAX them at the appropriate numbers given on their site. "LeSEA Broadcasting/WHT"

May 16, 2006: New book by the late Tom Gill! Fellow Lone Ranger fan, Al Dittrich, wanted me to let everyone know of a new book, which will be released in August, 2006. Shortly before Tom Gill died, he asked his friend Tim Lasiuta, to publish his manuscript. A press release by the publishing company, Five Star Legends, a division of Five Star Publications, Inc., includes this: "Inside the world of the Lone Ranger. The artist who created the legendary comic book series talks about his life behind the drawing board". Tom drew more than 135 Lone Ranger comic books, was a staff artist for the New York Daily News, travelled with USO tours and had a very interesting life that you can read about in this book. You can pre-order the book and pay via Pay Pal and save $2 off the suggested retail price. Go to the following web site to get more information about the book. Be sure to click on "About the Authors" button to see pictures of Tom Gill & Tim Lasiuta and learn more about both of them: "The Misadventures of a Roving Cartoonist by Tom Gill"

May 4, 2006: WHT skips Season 3 of The Lone Ranger! Lone Ranger fans who had been hoping to see Season 3, the John Hart season of The Lone Ranger on WHT, will be disappointed to find out that WHT has decided to skip over Season 3 and air Season 4 instead. Season 4 episodes begin with episode # 131, "The Fugitive" on May 15th. Also, please note, that WHT may stop showing The Lone Ranger as of September 30th and while the final decision hasn't been made yet, WHT is looking at replacing The Lone Ranger with another TV western series.

May 3, 2006: Clayton Moore in the Hopalong Cassidy TV Collection after June 1st! Critic's Choice Video & DVD is releasing the first set of 26 Hopalong Cassidy TV shows this month. This 4 disc set includes the one Hoppy TV show that Clayton appeared in, "Lawless Legacy". Besides the 26 episodes that will be available, the set will also include as a bonus, "Public Hero #1", a Starz Encore channel documentary that originally played on the Westerns channel. Critic's Choice is selling this set in their catalog for $42.96 plus $6.95 (minimum shipping), BUT, you can get the set from Sagebrush Entertainment Inc., the official owners of the Hopalong Cassidy web site, for only $37.98 which includes shipping & handling in the U.S.A. Here's the web site to reach Sagebrush Entertainment to get additional information and to pre-order this set NOW! "Hopalong Cassidy TV show collection Information" Scroll down the page to obtain their email address, toll-free telephone number and mailing address. Tell Sagebrush that you got the information from this web site. Also, 2 other sets will be issued later this summer & in the fall.

April 26, 2006: Lone Ranger not shown on WHT today! As most WHT viewers can attest to, the Lone Ranger show, as well as the Lassie show, were not broadcast today. The WHT representative advised me that: "It was preempted today, but ONLY today. We had technical issues with our live daily produced HARVEST show and we had to re-feed that show during the RANGER-LASSIE hour...Sorry, but it was only a preemption today..." It appears that WHT will skip todays episode, # 66, "One Jump Ahead" and continue Thursday with # 67, "Lady Killer".

April 14, 2006: Radio Interview with Joe Southern on Sunday, April 23rd from 3 to 4 p.m. CDT! Joe Southern, of the Lone Ranger Fan Club, will be interviewed on the John "The Loshman" Losh's program on KCXL-AM radio in Liberty, Missouri on Sunday, April 23 from 3 to 4 p.m. CDT. Joe was to have been interviewed back in February but the interview was rescheduled to this month. To listen to it LIVE on the Internet, PC users, you need to have Internet Explorer 5.0 at the minimum and you will need to download Surfernet, which you can do for free at the radio station's Web site. Get the necessary information at: "KCXL Radio-Tune in" "The Loshman" web site gives this information on the upcoming program: - "A Fiery Horse, With The Speed Of Light, A Cloud of Dust, and a Hearty "Hi-Yo-Silver!!....The Lone Ranger Rides Again!! " Join us, as a Fellow Brother In Christ, Joe Southern, of Longmount Colorado, owner of the "Lone Ranger Fan Club" ( ) is Our Guest By Phone!!! Travel Back with us, to those Thrilling Days Of Yester-Year!!!. Fans who live in the Kansas City area can probably listen to it at 1140 AM on your radio dial.

April 3, 2006: Clayton in "The Adventures of Kit Carson" show: Lone Ranger fan, Al D., advised me that if you want to see Clayton's August 2, 1952 appearance on the Kit Carson television show, that episode is available on DVD. Al purchased the Alpha Video dvd titled "Adventures of Kit Carson", Volume 2, with the episode titled "Snake River Trappers". Al told me that Clayton appears as a bad guy with a moustache. The t.v. series starred Bill Willams & Don Diamond. You can probably get the dvd from a variety of sources but the most direct route is through Alpha Video's own web site. If you are a big fan of that series, they carry 7 volumes (28 episodes) worth of the "Adventures of Kit Carson show". Also, be sure to check out their web site for other shows you might be seeking as they have a special of "Buy 5 for $25". Thanks for the information Al!: "Alpha Video"

March 19, 2006: Clayton Moore Interview Audio. On February 21, 1979, Rick Bulger conducted a live on-the-air radio interview with Clayton Moore. Rick has the written transcript of that interview on his Lone Ranger web site. Rick has now added some of the actual audio answers by Clayton, to the transcipt page. Rick told me that he will add additional audio in the coming months, so be sure to check his web site from time to time. Go to Rick's web site, click to "enter" and then click on the "Interview" button: "Rick Bulger's Interview with Clayton Moore"

March 13, 2006: Myron Healey Died: Myron Healey died on December 21, 2005 but I could not find any details until I received the March-April, 2006 issue of "Western Clippings" by Boyd Magers, today. According to "Westerns Clippings", Myron died of natural causes in the hospital near his home in Simi Valley, CA. Myron, age 82, had suffered a broken hip last Fall and complications set in and he was never able to recover. One of those "great" bad guys, who had a heart of gold in real life. Myron received a Golden Boot Award in 2000. Myron appeared in 6 episodes of The Lone Ranger with Clayton Moore and also appeared in two films with Clayton, in "Kansas Pacific" (1953) and in "Montana Teritory" (1952). Myron appeared in another Lone Ranger episode with John Hart as the Lone Ranger. "Western Clippings" has a nice biography on Myron in their latest issue, # 70. Deepest sympathy goes to Myron's family and friends for their loss of a wonderful man.
**NEW -Added March 27, 2006: "Myron Healey Obituary"

March 9, 2006: Hake's Auction of Lone Ranger collectibles in Auction # 187. The auction has begun and included are 54 Lone Ranger items, some very unusual. The auction comes to an end as early as March 28th for some items and the final item closes the auction on March 30th. You can view the items up for bid on the Hakes web site or ask for a free catalog to be sent to you. View the items here: "Hakes Auction # 187"

March 3, 2006: Lone Ranger Cartoons on merchandise: You've probably seen some of the Mother Goose & Grimm and other cartoons, from time to time in your newspaper, that make reference to the Lone Ranger. Now, you can get some of these cartoons, printed on T-shirts, sweatshirts, steins, coasters, mouse pads, greeting cards, etc. Thanks to Steven Jorgenson for passing along this web site. When you get to the web site, type in the words: "lone ranger" in the search box and it will bring up the cartoons that are available. Click on each cartoon to bring it up for viewing. Then, right above the cartoon, click on the phrase "See merchandise available for this image!" to see what they will print it on for you: "Cartoonist Group"

February 28, 2006: Radio Interview with Joe Southern on Sunday, March 5th! Joe Southern, of the Lone Ranger Fan Club, will be interviewed on the John "The Loshman" Losh's program on KCXL-AM radio in Liberty, Missouri on Sunday, March 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. CST. To listen to it on the Internet, PC users, you need to have Internet Explorer 5.0 at the minimum and you will need to download Surfernet, which you can do for free at the radio station's Web site. Get the necessary information at: "KCXL Radio-Tune in" "The Loshman" web site gives this information on the upcoming program: "March 5th-Classic Movies, TV & Radio-"The Lone Ranger, Rides Again!" As We do a Phone Interview, with the Amarillo, Texas Based Owners of "The Lone Ranger Fan Club!!". Fans who live in the Kansas City area can probably listen to it at 1140 AM on your radio dial.

February 20, 2006: Clayton on a U.S. Postage Stamp in 2009! Yes, indeed, we need the help of Clayton Moore and Lone Ranger fans across the country, to help get a U.S. postage stamp with Clayton's image on it. It can't happen before 2009 but it takes 3 to 4 years of work to get the U.S. Postal Service convinced that Clayton is deserving of this unique honor. Dawn Moore is stepping up her campaign and this is the public announcement. Please send your letters to the address given on the web page and be sure to invite your family and friends to write letters too: "Lets get Clayton Moore on a U.S. postage stamp!" You can either open up to read or save Dawn's letter to a file to read later, to give you some ideas on how to write your letter.

February 18, 2006: Radar Men from the Moon! I stumbled upon a Google web site where you can watch the first chaper of the old Republic serial "Radar Men from the Moon". Clayton appears as a bad guy named Graber in Chapter 1, "Moon Rocket". It's a bit blurry but if you've wondered what this serial is about, this is a good way to see the first chapter of this twelve chapter serial. Watch it here: "Radar Men from the Moon, Chapter 1" **UPDATE**2/22/2006: Thanks to Jeff Wilson for letting me know that at this time, you can watch all 12 chapters of Radar Men from the Moon at the Like Television web site, for free. I'd suggest that you have a cable modem or similar high speed connection: "Radar Men from the Moon, Chapters 1 thru 12"

February 7, 2006: Lone Ranger T-shirts by Brand Old: Howard Peretti found a new line of Lone Ranger clothing called Brand Old on the web site. They show 4 different T-shirts and two have the images of Clayton Moore and Silver on them. I did find them on another web site and they were priced the same. Here's the Amazon web page where you can view the shirts, with two of them being women'styles: "Brand Old Lone Ranger T-shirts" Here is the second web site that also shows all 4 styles: "Distant Replays" Thanks for the information Howard!

February 1, 2006: New Vandor Lone Ranger merchandise! Jim Hollaert informed me that he is getting some new Lone Ranger items in from Vandor in the coming weeks. He will have in his store next week, one of the new items. The other items won't arrive until late March. The item that Jim will have next week is a small rectangular tin tote (like a lunch box). Jim tells me that it appears that Classic Media is not wanting companies to use anything but what I call generic Lone Ranger images on merchandise now. I think it's a terrible decision, if that's the case, as I like to collect Clayton Moore and John Hart marked merchandise. You can see a photo of all the new items at Jim's web site: "Jim n' I Enterprises"

January 29, 2006: WHT broadcasts of The Lone Ranger-UPATE: Got the word from my contact at LESEA today, that the broadcast of The Lone Ranger was changed due to a large ammount of email requests that WHT show the Clayton Moore episodes. For that reason, WHT has begun broadcasting the season 1 episodes again. I'll update the TV Schedule page to reflect the show through the 2nd week of February.

January 28, 2006: WHT broadcasts of The Lone Ranger! As viewers of the WHT can attest to, the Lone Ranger broadcasts have taken a twist. While half-way through season 3 (the John Hart season) WHT started broadcasting the beginning of season 1 (with no change in the guide until this past Friday). From the schedule that I have, this continues through next week, with season 1 shows being shown. However, this same guide shows that WHT reverts back to season 3 shows on Monday, February 6th with episode # 95, thus skipping some of the John Hart episodes. Confused? I am and since I don't receive WHT, it makes it hard to keep up, so I depend on Lone Ranger fans like Deb J., Mickey G. and others to alert me to current events. I have a message in to Lesea Broadcasting and hope that they can tell me what is going on and what Lone Ranger fans can expect to see for a schedule in the next week or two. For now, viewers can expect the unexpected. Stay tuned!

January 23, 2006: Lee Felbinger in Reminisce magazine: This is a bit dated but if you can locate a copy of the November/December 2005 issue of Reminisce magazine, there is a nice article by Lee Felbinger on pages 40-41. Lee writes about the Lone Ranger premiums in the 1940's time period. There is a cute picture of Lee riding on a small version of "Scout". Reminisce is published by the Reiman Publishing Co. but don't bother calling or writing them for this issue as they are sold out. I ran a wanted ad in my credit union's swap sheet and a local and kind subscriber gave me their copy of this issue. Lee has written 3 Lone Ranger collectibles books with the last one coming out in January, 1998. Thanks to Jim Hollaert for making me aware of this article.

January 20, 2006: Lone Ranger saddle on Ebay! I ran across the following auction today, for a custom made Lone Ranger saddle. According to the auction description, an error was made on a metal plate where it reads "Hi Ho Silver" instead of "Hi Yo Silver" and the customer turned it down. Lots of photos of the detail on this saddle, if anyone wants to add this to thier collection. Note that this auction ends in about 3 days: "Custom-made Lone Ranger saddle"

January 20, 2006: "The Republic Chapterplays": Clayton Moore fan, Joe M., reminded me that Clayton is on the cover of a book that came out October 1, 2000. Not sure if I covered it here before or not so I'll mention it now. The book is titled "The Republic Chapterplays: A Complete Filmography of the Serials Released by Republic Pictures Corporation, 1934-1955" and written by R.M. Hayes. It's available in a 176 page paperback currently. You can check out the cover at the web site: "The Republic Chapterplays" Click on the cover photo to bring up an enlarged photo.

January 4, 2006: A herd of Silvers found today! Earlier this afternoon, I was at the local K-Mart store and decided to see if they had the Dan-Dee stick ponies. In the back of the toy section, I found the Dan-Dee box and there were 6 "Silver" (all white) ponies amongst a few gray ponies. If you are still looking to add one to your collection, I'd suggest you check at K-Mart. Keep in mind that none of the ponies are tagged with the name of Silver or any other name and they were priced at $19.99 each. **NOTE 1/5/2006** I went back to the K-Mart store and some of the tags did indeed have the words on the tag "Hi Yo Silver Away". One of the white ones did not have this on it's tag but the other 5 did, as did some of the other colors. On one of the white ones, the head bobbed up and down as well. The ponies come only with some demo batteries so the lack of power or weakening batteries may be part of the reason why the sounds vary. All of the ponies had a voice with the sound as well. You can check out the herd picture here: "Silver Stick Ponies"

January 4, 2006: Lee Felbinger in Reminisce magazine: Jim Hollaert reports that in the Nov/Dec, 2005 issue of Reminisce magazine, there is an article by Lee Felbinger, on pages 40 and 41, on Lone Ranger cereal premiums. Lee is a Lone Ranger collectibles expert, with 3 books on the subject.


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  • Clayton Moore passed away on December 28, 1999

  • The Lone Ranger's horse was named Silver

  • Clayton's star for Television, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is located at 6914 Hollywood Blvd.

  • Tonto's horse was named Scout

  • Jay's star for Television, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is located at 6538 Hollywood Blvd.

  • Dan Reid's horse was named Victor

  • Kemo Sabe means "trusty scout" and was the name that Tonto used for The Lone Ranger. There are other spellings but this appears to be the most popular version. Clayton also defines it as meaning "faithful friend"

  • Clayton Moore's autobiography was published in the Fall of 1996 and copies are available from your favorite bookstore, in hardback or paperback

  • The Lone Ranger Rock, seen in the opening of each show, is still there but is becoming surrounded by homes and condominiums

  • The two Lone Ranger feature movies by Clayton Moore & Jay Silverheels were: "The Lone Ranger" 1956 and "The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold" 1958

  • There were a total of 221 t.v. episodes of The Lone Ranger show filmed

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