Modern Living: Rip Van Ranger

The lights dim and rooms fill once again with the familiar strains of Rossini's William Tell Overture, theme music for The Lone Ranger. Or with Rimski-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee, accompanying another episode of The Green Hornet. Once more The Shadow purrs, "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?" Sergeant Preston of the Yukon hustles his huskies, Our Gal Sunday strives to find happiness with a wealthy, titled Englishman, and 15-year-old Speed Gibson of the International Police doggedly pursues his archfoe, The Octopus.

These and many other aural Rip Van Winkles...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!