Experience Zorro Unmasked on Misson

The Mission Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce its new summer exhibit Zorro Unmasked. Due to overwhelming popularity, Mission San Juan Capistrano has agreed to extend the availability to witness the Zorro Unmasked Exhibit through Labor Day Weekend. Working hand in hand with Zorro Productions, this unique exhibit showcasing cinematic history of Zorro from past films and television shows on display.

Zorro Unmasked Zorro Unmasked Exhibit Extended thru Labor Day Weekend! Now thru September 6
Daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

What is the legend of Zorro? See what Mission San Juan Capistrano visitors have to say Misson

Unmasking Zorro
A Mission Museum Production 2010
© 2010 Zorro Productions, Inc.,
All Rights Reserved.

Zorro Unmasked Curiosity Cart
Sundays, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Make a paper rose, a Zorro mask or pick up free activity booklets.

The exhibit will feature original costumes worn by actors Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta Jones from the 2005 film "The Legend of Zorro". In addition, generations of film goers will enjoy viewing original film props and related items from the films of such stars as Douglas Fairbanks, Tyrone Power and Guy Williams. An array of related Zorro items from pop culture, film, T.V., magazines and books will also be on display for the public's enjoyment.

Since the Zorro’s creation in 1919, nearly every American generation has had the chance to fall in love with the Spanish Fox.  Through books, film, and television this world famous character has come to symbolize  justice, hope, romance, courage, and timeless entertainment.

Come and celebrate Mission San Juan Capistrano's second traveling exhibit for a limited time only in the newly refurbished West Wing Building.

This exhibit is free to members and daily viewing hours will be limited.


Zorro Unmasked

Living History Demonstration
The Real vs The Reel: Cinematic History vs. Cinematic Zorro

Saturday, August 14, 2010
10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Living History volunteer, Jim Leone, demonstrates the differences between the fictional character of Zorro and his basis in historical events and people.

Learn more about Living History

For More Information please call (949) 234-1315

Movie Night at San Juan Capistrano Regional Library
The Mark of Zorro starring Douglass Fairbanks
Friday, August 6th
7:00 p.m.
Admission $2.00
For More Information

The Curse of Capistrano

Johnston McCulley

Zorro Unmasked

Again the sheet of rain beat against the roof of red Spanish tile, and the wind shrieked like a soul in torment, and smoke puffed from the big fireplace as the sparks were showered over the hard dirt floor.

"Tis a night for evil deeds!" declared Sergeant Pedro Gonzales, stretching his great feet in their loose boots toward the roaring fire and grasping the hilt of his sword in one hand and a mug filled with thin wine in the other. "Devils howl in the wind, and demons are in the raindrops! Tis an evil night, indeed—eh, señor?"

"It is!" The fat landlord agreed hastily; and he made haste, also, to fill the wine mug again, for Sergeant Pedro Gonzales had a temper that was terrible when aroused, as it always was when wine was not forthcoming.

"An evil night," the big sergeant repeated, and drained the mug without stopping to draw breath, a feat that had attracted considerable attention in its time and had gained the sergeant a certain amount of notoriety up and down El Camino Real, as they called the highway that connected the missions in one long chain.
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