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Susan Orlean on Rin Tin Tin

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Susan Orlean talks about the life and times of Rin Tin Tin, tracing his journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend begins on a battlefield in France during World War I, when an American soldier discovered a newborn German shepherd in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel. He took the dog back to California, where he became Hollywood’s number one box office star.

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Susan Orlean

Comments [1]

Tom from NYC

Susan should acquaint herself with FP's War Dog of the Week:

http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/category/one_time_tags/rebeccas_war_dog_of_the_week

Dogs are still at war, still jumping out of airplanes.

Oct. 04 2011 12:49 PM

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