June 25, 1992 |
"Whassamatta, can't the guy draw right? These look like cartoons by some dumb 10-year-old! My kid could . . . Who? This William Anthony guy, whose drawings and paintings are at this new place in Laguna Beach, Stuart Katz's Loft. Somebody said this guy studied art at Yale in the '50s with Joseph Albers. Aw, come on. That guy was famous for making pictures of squares. "Yeah, yeah, Anthony's stuff has been slobbered over by the hoity-toity New York art press.
December 23, 1990
I am researching the life of Guy Williams for a tribute book. Known around the world as the romantic masked rider, Zorro, he gave us a timeless rendition of a legend--and thus, became a legend himself. If anyone has any information, anecdotes, letters, pictures (especially from 1920s-'40s), or anything to relate, please contact me. ANTOINETTE G. LANE P.O. Box 675 San Pedro, CA 90734
February 2, 1990 |
By now Los Angeles knows Santa Barbara artist Guy Williams as a maker of loosely structured, intellectually astute geometric paintings. A painter's painter, Williams' work has always reflected a belief that colored paint conscientiously handled was content enough for art. Given this, his new work and his new medium come as a particularly enticing change.
June 22, 1989 |
The dinner reservation for Tuesday evening at a Santa Monica restaurant was in the name of the "Robinson" family. Getting together were the actors who portrayed the Robinsons in the 1960s CBS series, "Lost in Space," plus the real-life family of Guy Williams, the actor who starred as Professor John Robinson. They wanted to share their happy memories of Williams, who was found dead of an apparent heart attack May 7 in Buenos Aires. "Guy's professional family took his real family out to toast poppa," said June Lockhart, who co-starred as Williams' wife.
May 21, 1989
Guy Williams, who died this month, was talented, handsome and charismatic--the perfect Zorro, with a subtle touch of humor and fencing finesse. I first saw him as Zorro in 1957-59 when I was about 12. I rediscovered him 15 months ago when I got the Disney Channel. Like the legend he portrayed, he will live on. In his films he will bring enjoyment to yet a new generation 30 years from now. Adios, amigo! ANTOINETTE GIRGENTI LANE San Pedro
May 8, 1989 |
Guy Williams, the actor who starred in the popular 1950s television series "Zorro," has died in Buenos Aires, Argentina, authorities there said Sunday. He was 65. Williams' body was found by police Saturday in his apartment in the exclusive residential neighborhood of La Recoleta. He apparently suffered a heart attack and died about a week ago, the government news agency Telam reported. An investigation was begun to confirm the exact cause of death. The 6-foot, 3-inch second-generation Italian-American, whose real name was Armando Catalano, was chosen by Walt Disney Studios to portray Zorro on the small screen in a role made famous in motion pictures by Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and later by Tyrone Power.