The Lone Ranger Creed … Revisited

7 Jul

The Lone Ranger Creed

The enduring popularity of the original Lone Ranger is a very interesting phenomenon which must mystify a lot of todays young people who never grew up with it – and probably consider the whole thing to be somewhat Camp in character.
Yet there are still several (many?) Lone Ranger websites on the internet – well over 60 years after the masked man rode across our black and white TV sets.
That says that something is special. But what? Why?

What was it about this guy – and what he stood for – that grabbed so many people … and still does?

Surely a part of it is embodied in The Lone Ranger Creed.

The Lone Ranger Theme / William Tell Overture /  Gioachino Rossini

The Lone Ranger Creed 2

The Lone Ranger Mask

The Lone Ranger Creed 1

The Lone Ranger: “Only you, Tonto, know I’m alive. To the world, I’ll be buried here beside my brother and my friends… forever.”

Tonto: “You are alone now. Last man. You are lone ranger.”

The Lone Ranger: “Yes, Tonto, I am… the Lone Ranger.”

The Lone Ranger pistol bar

Clayton Moore - The Lone Ranger

“Once I got the Lone Ranger role, I didn’t want any other.”

~ Clayton Moore

4 Responses to “The Lone Ranger Creed … Revisited”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong July 7, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    He was my hero. Really. For many years.

  2. jcalberta July 7, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

    When the magic the there … it’s hard to deny.

  3. Rob January 30, 2019 at 7:39 am #

    From boyhood to now, The Lone Ranger and the two men that brought him to life, Fran Striker and Clayton Moore, showed that one man can make a difference. And that is what being an American is, what this country is, and who we should all strive to be.

    • jcalberta January 31, 2019 at 9:18 am #

      Hear Hear Rob! Heroes worthy of our attention. Yes, one Man can make a huge difference. They had a Code to do Right.

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