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Official Green Hornet

Official Green Hornet Club Button Museum
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OFFICIAL GREEN HORNET AGENT
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Illustration of a green hornet and two people and a car on a blue striped background over black with red and green text

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1966 GREENWAY PRODUCTIONS, TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX-TELEVISION, INC. AND THE GREEN HORNET INC OFFICIAL LICENSEE, DON HOWARD ASSOCIATES INC. New York, N.Y. 10056

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The Green Hornet is a masked vigilante who pretends to be a criminal to thwart lawbreakers. George W. Trendle and Fran Striker, the creative team behind the Lone Ranger, created the Green Hornet for a radio show in 1936. The character and his sidekick, Kato, have since featured in radio dramas, TV serials, comics, movies, and a TV show. The TV series, which first aired in 1966 and ran for one season on ABC starred Van Williams as the Britt Reid, AKA the Green Hornet, and Bruce Lee as Kato. Reid ran a newspaper company by day, and fought crime with Kato in the distinctive “Black Beauty” (a customized 1966 Crown Imperial) by night.

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Lidz, F. (2011, January 7). Float like a franchise, sting like a…. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/movies/09hornet.html?_r=1&hpw

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CL0577
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