The Lone Ranger is a fictional character that appeared for the first time in 1933 in a radio show. The series was created by Fran Striker or George W. Trendle and was a big hit from the start. Soon after the radio show came a series of books, a popular television show, comic books and several movies. The Lone Ranger, a masked former Texas Ranger, rode his horse Silver and was accompanied by his loyal companion and friend, Tonto.
Hi-Yo Silver was a popular phrase that The Lone Ranger used to say at the start and end of every episode of the television series. It became a very popular and recognizable phrase.
In the 60s, impresario Ernie Fladell and some associates conceived a plan of putting enlarged drawings of comic strip heroes on posters and sell them to the hungry public for Pop Art. Because of how popular and recognizable this character was, it was chosen for a Pop Art poster in 1966. Pop Art appeared in the United States in the late 1950s and became rapidly known and desired, with artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Pop Art used recognizable imagery from popular media and products, and was highly influenced by the flat style of comic books and newspaper photographs.
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