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TitleRin Tin Tin : the life and the legend / Susan Orlean.

 General Collection SF429.G37 O75 2011  AVAILABLE
324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
NoteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 321-324) and index.
ContentsForever -- Foundlings -- The silver screen -- Heroes -- The phenomenon -- The leap.
SummaryAllegedly found in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel in France during World War I, then brought to Los Angeles by Lee Duncan, the soldier who found and trained him, by 1927 Rin Tin Tin had become Hollywood's number one box-office star. Susan Orlean's book--about the dog and the legend--is a poignant exploration of the enduring bond between humans and animals. It is also a richly textured history of twentieth-century entertainment and entrepreneurship. It spans ninety years and explores everything from the shift in status of dogs from working farmhands to beloved family members, from the birth of obedience training to the evolution of dog breeding, from the rise of Hollywood to the past and present of dogs in war.--From publisher description.
SubjectRin-Tin-Tin (Dog)
German shepherd dog -- United States -- Biography.
Working dogs -- United States -- Biography.
Dogs in motion pictures -- History -- 20th century.
Dogs in the performing arts -- History -- 20th century.
Standard #9781439190135 hardcover alkaline paper
1439190135 hardcover alkaline paper
9781439190159 ebook
1439190151 ebook

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