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Author Orlean, Susan.

Title Rin Tin Tin kit] : the life and the legend / Susan Orlean.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Storage    636.7376 ORL    In Cataloging
Edition First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Description 324 pages : portraits ; 22 cm + 1 notebook ((unpaged) ; 28 cm.) in canvas bag.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes reading group guide with topics and questions for discussion.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-324).
Contents Forever -- Foundlings -- The silver screen -- Heroes -- The phenomenon -- The leap.
Note Each Book Group Kit, contained in a canvas bag, includes 12 copies of the book and one copy of a notebook containing book reviews, discussion questions, author information, a bibliography of the titles in the Book Group Kit collection, bibliographies of books and websites on book groups and enhancements (articles, maps or pictures) to help understand the book.
Summary 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.--From publisher description.
Subject 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.
ISBN 9781439190142 (paperback)

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