Rin Tin Tin : the life and legend of the world's most famous dog

Rin Tin Tin : the life and legend of the world's most famous dog
Orlean, Susan.
  • Item Type: Book - 636.7376 ORLE
  • Published: 2012
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Allegedly 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.

Related Subjects

Rin-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.

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ISBN:

9781439190135 (hardcover)

ISBN:

9780857896292 (pbk.)

ISBN:

9781843547082

ISBN:

1843547082

Personal Author:

Orlean, Susan.

Title:

Rin Tin Tin : the life and legend of the world's most famous dog / Susan Orlean.

Publication info:

London : Atlantic Books, 2012, 2011.

Physical description:

324 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.

General Note:

First published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.

Subject term:

Rin-Tin-Tin (Dog)

Subject term:

German shepherd dog--United States--Biography.

Subject term:

Working dogs--United States--Biography.

Subject term:

Dogs in motion pictures--History--20th century.

Subject term:

Dogs in the performing arts--History--20th century.

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