April 9, 2013: "Three Original Lone Ranger Costumes for Sale at Denver Auction" Dawn Moore has informed me that THREE Lone Ranger outfits from her father's collection and other items, will be up for auction on the Brian Lebel’s 24th Annual Old West Auction, June 22, 2013. You can view a PDF of the press release here: "Brian Lebel’s 24th Annual Old West Auction" Thanks for the information Dawn!
February 13, 2013: "Lone Ranger in Legos in April 2013! The Lone Ranger, based on the upcoming movie, will be available in several Legos collector sets. You can see images of them at the following web site: "Legos gives you The Lone Ranger in April, 2013" and a You Tube video can be seen here: "Legos and The Lone Ranger on You Tube"
August 1, 2012: "Armie Hammer with tidbits about the Lone Ranger" movie! Steven Jorgenson told me about a short video of Armie Hammer in an interview on Access Hollywood, which you can watch on Hulu.com There is a short ad before the 2:58 minute video plays. You can watch that interview here: "Armie Hammer on the new Lone Ranger movie" Thanks for the information Steven!
August 1, 2012: "Classic Media to be acquired by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.! Thanks to Heyward W. Watford, III for information regarding an agreement for the acuisition of Classic media by DreanWorks Animation. This would also include The Lone Ranger. You can read the press release here, on the Collider.com web site: "DreamWorks Animation to Acquire Classic Media'"
July 19, 2012: "Lone Ranger" movie trailer! Apparently a short movie trailer for the new Lone Ranger movie was shown at the recent Comic-Con convention in San Diego, CA. The L.A. Times reports: "The footage was more a glimpse into the world and look of the film than a plot summary. It focused on a speeding locomotive hurtling down a track through an arid landscape of the Old West. Viewers got to see Depp and Hammer in costume. The two ride together on horseback, and at another point Depp appears to be hanging on the underbelly of the train. (Disney said it would not immediately make the trailer available online.)" You can currently read the entire article here: "Lone Ranger movie trailer - not yet released to the public"
July 3, 2012: "Hake's Auction # 206 now OPEN for Bidding!Bidding is now open for Hake's Auction # 206. There are a number of Lone Ranger items available, including a complete Super 8mm sound movie set of "The Lone Ranger". Take a look at the items here: "Hake's Auction # 206 - Lone Ranger'"
June 16, 2012: "Lone Ranger" movie over budget and Behind Schedule-Again!!Its not really a surprise, but the new Lone Ranger movie is way behind schedule and back at its $250 million previously unacceptable budget. Take a look here: "Lone Ranger movie in the Hollywood Reporter"
June 16, 2012: "Lone Ranger Chronicles" Tim Lasiuta sent me a link to "THE FIRST EVER COLLECTION of NEW Lone Ranger prose stories!", "Lone Ranger Chronicles". Available in soft cover or hard cover and stories written by 15 authors. You might be interested also in a new novel titled "THE LONE RANGER: Vendetta" by Howard Hpkins. These books are available on the Moonstonebooks.com web site and can be seen here: "Lone Ranger Chronicles'" **NOTE: Steve Jorgenson informed me that the introduction in "Lone Ranger Chronicles" was written by Dawn Moore, Clayton's daughter!
May 13, 2012: Old Lone Ranger newspaper comic strips online!Lone Ranger fan Steve Jorgenson passed along a web site where fans can view some of the old newspaper Lone Ranger comic strips. Sign up with your name and email address and you can view a number of the old strips, some in color from 1938 through 1949. Take a look here: "Lone Ranger newspaper comic strips"
May 3, 2012: Jack White to Score 'The Lone Ranger' Al Dittrich sent me the following links regarding the music for the new Lone Ranger movie. You can view the links here: "White to Score 'The Lone Ranger'" and this one for a little different take on the same theme: "Jack White's 'Lone Ranger' Score " . (Hey, I just report this stuff and it doesn't mean I like any of it). Thanks for the information Al!
April 28, 2012: Johnny Depp reveals origins of Tonto makeup from 'The Lone Ranger'!This comes from the "Entertainment Weekly" web site: "EXCLUSIVE by Anthony Breznican"
April 16, 2012: "Johnny Depp meets visitors on the set of the "Lone Ranger" movie" Leo Pando sent me a photo of Johnny Depp meeting Navajo President Ben Shelly and Gayle Dine’ Chacon, Surgeon General of the Navajo Nation, on the new movie set. I found a link that shows two photos. You can view that link here: "Johnny Depp meets visitors on the movie set" . I had trouble getting the link to load but eventually, it did load, so be patient.
March 27, 2012: "The Lone Ranger" (1956) movie on Turner Classic Movies channel!Although its not 100% certain to be there in 2 months, "The Lone Ranger" (1956) movie with Clayton Moore & Jay Silverheels, is currently on the TCM channel advance schedule for broadcast on June 2nd at 3:30 p.m. (CDT)/ 4:30 p.m. (EDT).
March 7, 2012: "Photo of Johnny Depp as Tonto" Al Dittrich sent me a link to a photo of what Disney apparently is what the "new" Tonto is going to look like. You also get a look at the "new" Lone Ranger in his outfit. How sad is this movie going to be!!!! "See what the Disney Lone Ranger and Tonto look like"
March 2, 2012: "Hake's Auction selling the 1933 radio script of the pilot episode and more":Hake's Auction # 205 is now open for bids. A big item is "THE LONE RANGER" HISTORIC SCRIPT FOR VERY FIRST PILOT EPISODE OF RADIO SHOW". The starting bid is $2,000. Check it out, along with other Lone Ranger items at; Hake's Auction # 205 - Lone Ranger items
March 2, 2012: "Two new cars for the Lionel Lone Ranger train set!" I just looked at the 2012 Lionel catalog and they are adding two new cars you can add to your "The Lone Ranger Wild West Set". Yes, you can still order the original set as well. The two new cars that are available for separate purchase are: The Lone Ranger Boxcar for $59.99 and The Lone Ranger Gondola with Gunpowder Vats for $64.99. The train set as well as the 2 new cars are on pages 38 & 39 of the new catalog. "Two new cars for the Lionel Lone Ranger train set"
February 24, 2012: "Texas Co-op Power magazine article":Thanks to Clay Chenault for passing along a link to an article from Texas Co-op Power, the March 2012 issue, regarding the Lone Ranger. The article was submitted to Texas Co-op Power by Martha Deeringer. Texas Co-op Power
February 10, 2012: "Flyover of the Lone Ranger movie set" Thanks to Chuck Hornung for alerting me that this footage is avaialble from channel 13, KRQE, in New Mexico: "Lone Ranger movie set?" The New Mexico State Film Office will neither confirm or deny that this is the Lone Ranger set.
November 13, 2011: "New Lone Ranger comic book writer interview":Thanks to Rick Bulger for passing along a link to an interview with the writer of the Lone Ranger comic book. The new comic book series will be released, starting in January, 2012. Ande Parks Interview at Comic Book Resources
October 28, 2011: "Dynamite Entertainment is coming out with a new Lone Ranger Comic Book series" According to SCOOP, a new, ongoing Lone Ranger is set to debut in January 2012. See what SCOOP says about it here: "Dynamite - Lone Ranger Comic Book" Unfortunately, I think it will be very similar to the first series by Dynamite which I disliked immensely. Here's the information direct from Dynamite: "Dynamite - Lone Ranger Comic Book returns"
October 8, 2011: "Dawn Moore writes about Jay Silverheels and Kemo Sabe":Dawn wrote a very interesting article about Jay Silverheels and her father, Clayton Moore for the Huff Post Entertainemnt web site on October 7, 2011. Be sure to read it here: Dawn about Jay Silverheels in Huff Post Entertainment and then read more from Dawn in a blog with some great photos here! Dawn Moore on Jay Silverheels . Thanks Dawn, for the information and the great article!
September 27, 2011: "The Lone Ranger movie might still be alive afterall" Thanks to Rick Bulger for passing along the latest regarding the Lone Ranger movie saga. Apparently, the budget concerns have been answered and an announcement is expected this week to officially tell us the movie is on again. Unfortunately, the stars and the storyline are going to be the same. You can read some of the details here: "Lone Ranger movie might be back on again!" (*Note, you can continue to vote on the news item directly below and I urge you to vote for # 33, The opening for The Lone Ranger tv show!)
September 4, 2011: "VOTE for "The Lone Ranger" as having the best 1950s prime-time TV opening sequence ": Just in from the pen of Dawn Moore: "What 1950s prime-time TV opening sequence was the best? With those stirring first notes of the William Tell Overture and the thundering hoofbeats of the great horse Silver, of course it's THE LONE RANGER!! The show first aired the day after my father's 35th birthday September 15, 1949, so consider this a little birthday nod, and…VOTE! (it's #33)" : "VOTE for # 33, that The Lone Ranger had the best 1950's - 60's TV opening!" by clicking on this line. Click on # 33 to see and hear the opening and then scroll down an inch or so to vote . Dawn would appreciate many votes for The Lone Ranger. (At the Los Angeles Times Magazine web site)
September 4, 2011: "Don Diamond Died" After reading my latest copy of Western Clippings today, I saw their report that Don Diamond died on June 19, 2011. Don played the character "Pedro Martinez" in episode # 7, titled "Pete and Pedro" of The Lone Ranger. That episode was first broadcast on October 27, 1949. Don's appearance on The Lone Ranger was his first acting gig. You can see Don's obituary at the "Variety" web site here: "Don Diamond Dies at 90" Belated sympathy to Don's family and friends.
September 4, 2011: "The Lone Ranger" movie, Dead? or maybe its not! " From Al Dittrich comes a web news page that maybe, the Lone Ranger movie with Johnny Depp isn't 100% dead yet. A second link linkfrom Variety at least has a nice photo of Clayton Moore and Silver as they mention the not quite dead movie. Check them both out but I think if the movie is made, the photo of Clayton and Silver will be the closest we'll get to seeing anything decent. The links can be found here: "Huffington Post and the LR movie news" and the second link is here: : "Variety ShowBlitz and the LR movie news" . Thanks for the update Al!.
August 18, 2011: "WHOOPS! The Lone Ranger movie is Cancelled!": Thanks to Bob Booth for the following information regarding the cancellation of the movie that was to star Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer: "The Lone Ranger movie has been cancelled!"
August 11, 2011: "The Lone Ranger" first movie set being built in New Mexico! " From The Lone Ranger Fan Club comes the news that construction work has begun on the first movie set for the new Lone Ranger movie. The Fan Club has provided a link where you can see the set and some details. The first filming is scheduled for October and will include filming location in three locations in Grant County, New Mexico and some filming in Texas. here: "New Mexico Filming" The Lone Ranger Fan Club is also supplying a link to an Open Casting Call for the "Lone Ranger" movie, which will be in Silver City, New Mexico on Sunday, August 21st. Go to the link for additional information if you are interested in the open casting call for movie extras: "Lone Ranger open casting call for movie extras" Thanks to the Lone Ranger Fan Club for the new information.
June 1, 2011: "Hake's Auction # 203": Hake's Auction # 203 has opened for bidding. There are 41 associated Lone Ranger items listed that might interest Lone Ranger fans. The auction begins closing out on June 21st. Check it out here: "Hake's Auction # 203"
May 17, 2011: "The Lone Ranger to be played in the movie by...! " Well, according to the Cowboys & Indians blog site, as of today, May 17, 2011, its going to be Arnie Hammer. Read it at the Cowboys & Indians blog site here: "Johnny Depp's Tonto has found his Kemo Sabe" And the movie could be released as early as Fall 2012!
May 17, 2011: "Tonto in Cowboys & Indians magazine": Joe Southern wants us to know that the current issue of Cowboys & Indians "lists Tonto as one of the best movie Indians and also has a nice interview with Michael Horse." Its on newsstands now! Thanks for the information Joe.
April 29, 2011: "Retro Television Network is now Me-TV! "Correction" - Me-TV has replaced the tv network formerly known at RTV in my area and they have also included a new program line-up. Several old tv westerns will be available but, unfortunately, not The Lone Ranger or at least not yet anyway. There will be some shows that the central stars of The Lone Ranger appeared in and I will try to include all of those on my TV Schedule page. The western tv shows being broadcast will include: Marshall Dillon, Gunsmoke, The Big Valley, Rawhide, Branded, The Guns of Will Sonnet, Bonanza, The Wild Wild West and Stagecoach West. Other shows that will be broadcast, in which Clayton, Jay, Chuck or John appeared in will be: Perry Mason, I Love Lucy, Cannon, Rawhide, 12 O'Clock High, Branded, The Wild Wild West, Get Smart, The Brady Bunch and Happy Days. There are quite a few additional shows that will be broadcast as well. ME-TV only gives an advance schedule of about 2 weeks so I will have to add updates to the TV Schedule page to keep it current as possible.
April 25, 2011: "The Lone Ranger Compilation DVD set": I have been informed that the included 10 episodes on the Lone Ranger Compilation DVD set are: The Fugitive, The Law Lady, Wanted: The Lone Ranger, The Swami, One Nation Indivisible, The Wooden Rifle, The Return of Don Pedro O'Sullivan, Twisted Track, Outlaw Masquerade and Journey to San Carlos. I haven't seen the DVD set myself and have no plans to purchase it and am relying on the what an Ebay seller has told me. This set was released by Vivendi Entertainment on April 19th.
April 6, 2011: "The Lone Ranger - 75th Anniversary dvd set for $19.96" at WalMart.com! Are you still on the fence and waiting for a good price on The Lone Ranger 75th Anniversary dvd set? You might consider it now at $19.96 and you might also get free shipping to the Wal Mart store nearest to you for pickup. Still no word on the 10 episode titles in the Lone Ranger Compilation dvd due for release on April 19th. Here's the link to Wal Mart: "The Lone Ranger - 75th Anniversary DVD set"
March 31, 2011: "The Lone Ranger Fan Club website is now at it's new location": Just in from the Lone Ranger Fan Club:"Update to all Lone Ranger Fan Club Members - As of last night, 3-30-2011, The Lone Ranger Fan Club website is now at it's new location with our server. Today is our so to speak testing day to see if there are any major problems during the move to it's new home. You will see some minor changes. Now that we have it at our location and control we will begin with the redesigning and additions over the next 7 months." Check it out here: "TLRFC website" Don't forget to check out the membership page if you want to renew your membership or become a new member. For the year 2011, membership free, with a minimal charge beginning on 1 January 2012.
March 5, 2011: "The Lone Ranger - 75th Anniversary dvd set for $25.29"! Still on the fence and waiting for a good price on The Lone Ranger 75th Anniversary dvd set? You might consider it now at $25.29 and you can get free shipping at DeepDiscount.com as well. The previous price at Deep Discount was $31.09, about a month ago and at Wal Mart online the price is $26.94 plus tax and you might be able to have it shipped for free to your nearest Wal Mart store for pickup.
March 3, 2011: Playset Magazine issue # 55: For those who like to collect various magazines with stories and/or photos of Clayton Moore or The Lone Ranger, you might want to check out issue # 55 of Playset Magazine. This is the January-February - 2011 issue and it is still available for purchase on the Playset web site for $8.50 plus $1.75 for shipping and handling (in the US). Canada and overseas can also order it. Get the details here: Playset Magazine # 55" . **ALSO, note that the current issue, # 56 apparently has a a related article in regards to the Lone Ranger titled "LONE RANGER REVISITED". You can get details on issue # 56 here: Playset Magazine # 56" .
February 22, 2011: "ATTENTION: Lone Ranger Fan Club members and potential new members"! The new owner, Tex Holland, of the Lone Ranger Fan Club is making some big changes since taking it over this month. I urge all members and potential new members to click on the web site and see what everyone needs to do to retain their membership or to become a member for the first time. The first year, 2011, will be "free" and you need to let them know that you want to be on their mailing list and a member. It appears that the "Silver Bullet" newsletter will be delivered via email, saving on postage costs and in a much lower membership fee. Current members will be able to renew for $6/year and new members will pay membership dues of $7/year membership in January, 2012. The first issue of the new "Silver Bullet" newsletter will have additional details, so make sure you sign up and givem them your contact information and to get on the emailing list. The old LRFC web site is being merged to a new web site as well. Sign up for a membership or membership renewal here: "The NEW Lone Ranger Fan Club" Here is the old fan club web site: "Old Lone Ranger fan club"
February 2, 2011: Regarding the News item from January 12, 2011, More Lone Ranger on DVD: The DVDs are being released by Vivendi Entertainment which acquired the distribution rights of titles held by Genius Products, Inc., about 18 months ago. They now show the cover artwork for the compilation DVD as well as the cover artwork for the 1956 & 1958 movies DVD on the Amazon.com web site. The compilation DVD advertises "10 Legendary episodes" on the DVD cover but I have not yet found the titles that will be included. At least they show a photo of Clayton and Jay on the compilation DVD but strangely, they were not included on the movies DVD cover. Both have the release date of April 19, 2011. Check out the artwork and other details at Amazon here: "Lone Ranger 10 episode Compilation DVD" and "Lone Ranger 1956 & 1958 movies DVD" Both products distributed by Vivendi Entertainment!
January 26, 2011: "Get the Classic Media "The Lone Ranger" first 2 seasons set for $34.93 or $31.09": If you're still waiting to buy the Classic Media release of seasons 1 & 2 of "The Lone Ranger", you might check out today's price for the set at Amazon.com. Its the lowest price that I've seen yet for this set at Amazon. Take a look at: "Classic Media - The Lone Ranger set" BUT, I just found it at DeepDiscount.com for $31.09 and a choice of free shipping for the same set. You can view it at the following web site but when you search for it, put in the exact following code to easily find it: Lone Ranger (75th Ae/ce) "Deep Discount - The Lone Ranger set"
January 22, 2011: "GREAT NEWS: All 39 episodes of "Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans" with John Hart are being released on DVD: Tom Dischley informed me tonight that all 39 episodes of "Hawkeye asnd the Last of the Mohicans" are being released in a 5 disc set on January 31, 2011. Now the bad news, its being released in England and will be Region 2 dvds, so North America and other regions that are not Region 2 will be out of luck. Unless, of course, you have a multi-region DVD player. I'm not familiar with the releasing company which appears to be called Network DVD. If anyone buys this set, feel free to get in touch with me and give me a review of the set. I'll give you the web site that I found for this company and for the Hawkeye set that will be in stock on January 31, 2011: "Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans for £40.84" Thanks for alerting me Tom.! By the way, my currency converter puts this set at about $65 in US dollars.
January 13, 2011: "Who won the Happy Trails Children's Foundation drawing for the Clayton Moore Tribute gunrig, spurs & mask?": The winner was Tom Bayliss of North Carolina. You can read all about it at the Happy Trails Children's Foundation web site and find out what the prize will be in the next drawing in 2011. It will be a tribute to Roy Rogers. "The Silver Screen Legend winner is..."
January 12, 2011: "Hakes Auction # 202" You have about 21 days or so to check out a variety of Lone Ranger items up for auction at the Hake's web site. One item is a poster from 1941 with a contest to name Silver's son and win the colt or $1,000 in cash. Another item is a contract with Douglas Kennedy to appear in the movie "The Lone Ranger and the Lake of Fire" (later renamed "The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold"). There's also a plastic gym bag from the 1950s. After you looked at the Lone Ranger items you might want to search for additional items for your other favorite cowboy heroes, such as Roy Rogers, Gail Davis, Sky King, etc. The auction begins to close on February 1st. Check out the auction at Hake's here: "Hake's Auction # 202"
January 12, 2011: "More Lone Ranger on DVD": Thanks to Tony G. for alerting me to this bit of news! On April 19, 2011, two new dvds will be released by Classic Media. The first DVD is a 10 episode compilation DVD but the episode titles aren't yet available and I'm not sure what the purpose of it is, especially if they are episodes from seasons one or two. Also on April 19th, Classic Media is releasing a second DVD and this will contain both Lone Ranger movies with Clayton Moore & Jay Silverheels. These are of course titled "The Lone Ranger" (1956) and "The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold" (1958). No details yet on the format of the movies, extras, etc. if any. As of this date, there is no artwork shown for either DVD but both are available for pre-order at Amazon.com. Each DVD is available at the pre-order price of $7.93. Once more information is gathered, I'll add it to this page. Here's the links to both DVDs, although there really isn't enough information yet for anyone to purchase these, almost sight unseen. "Lone Ranger 10 episode Compilation DVD" and "Lone Ranger 1956 & 1958 movies DVD" This information has come from a variety of sources. Purchase only after you are satisfied as to what you will actually be receiving. More information should become available as we get nearer the release date.