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Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend Hardcover – 27 Sep 2011
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Ms Orlean has a very easy to read writing style, taking you along with her almost as if you were her companion, walking by her side and seeing the things she sees.
There are fascinating facts about the various facets of Rin Tin Tin's career, but we also follow the author's research and her own background involvement with the legend.
I was prepared to read it anyway - no matter how bad, because of my love of the 1950's TV series, but this stands on it's own as a truly great book which anyone could enjoy.
Please give it a try - I'm certainly going to buy some of the other books Susan Orlean has written.
I wanted to find out more about this phenomenon I had seen a little of, but knew almost nothing. Susan Orleans' book provided more information than I had expected, and fleshed out the human stories of the people who figured they knew what Rin Tin Tin's legend deserved.
The intricacies of legacy, cinema, television and human-canine bonds all combine to give a fascinating view of this intriguing character - the conclusion seeming to be that there really is no end to 'Rin Tin Tin'.
Enjoyable, engaging and well researched. Recommended.
I briefly knew Honest Ed Justin all those years ago and was interested to learn how 'Character Licensing' became such a huge money spinner so much so I got into the business myself and also became somewhat 'obseesed ( for a time anyway!) with a property.
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