Do you remember the scene in the movie “Kill Bill” where Uma Thurman rides a motorcycle in Okinawa? REMEMBER the GREAT MUSIC played with the scene?
That music was the GREEN HORNET TV Show “Theme” Tune (instrumental)
It actually was the opening played with credits on the 1966 TV show, the Green Hornet and the trumpet solo was played by the great Al Hirt!
Ed had the pleasure of meeting VAN Williams at a 1993 F/X show in Orlando FL. Wende Wagner (she played his secretary on the show) she was also in attendance;
there was no surprise visit from the deceased BRUCE LEE!BRUCE LEE as KATO
GOLD KEY/Whitman COMICS/BOOKS
Enjoy these additional montages of Bruce Lee and Van Williams pictures from a copy of Green Hornet #1 Gold Key Comic Book (1967); the back cover pin-ups are from issues 1-3!
and this 1966 WHITMAN Hardcover Green Hornet book! (Ed had a copy: it has been sold)
YET Even MORE about the GREEN HORNET:
Did you know the GREEN HORNET and the LONE RANGER were related?
It’s true, the creator of the two characters wrote their history as linked.
Dan Reid was a TEXAS Ranger who (as a member of a party of 6 Rangers) was ambushed and killed by outlaws.
JOHN REID (Dan’s younger brother) was the 6th Texas ranger (still alive when TONTO rescued him…)
remember the story? “he (Tonto) dug six graves…but only buried 5 bodies…”
Dan Reid’s young son, Dan Reid Jr. was cared for by relatives and neighbors after his Texas Ranger father was murdered.
John Reid, the LONE RANGER,
Dan Reid, Jr. is the nephew of John Reid (the LONE RANGER) (see Partial Origin below: The Lone Ranger is seen returning to the household caring for his nephew).
Dan Reid, Jr. in the next family generation was grandfather to BRITT REID, who became the pulp novel, comic book and radio character, the Green Hornet!
So the LONE RANGER is the great-granduncle to the Green Hornet!
Here is the genealogy; below is excerpted from the Origin Tale in a 1947 DELL comic.
Portion of ORIGIN of LONE RANGER
© 2017 “Crazy Ed” Savitt/Crazy Ed’s Comics as to listing/background data and info