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The Academy Honors Canine Stars With “Hollywood Dogs: From Rin Tin Tin to Uggie”

3 May 2012 4:19 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate canine stardom with “Hollywood Dogs: From Rin Tin Tin to Uggie” on Wednesday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The evening will feature Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, animal trainers Sarah Clifford and Omar von Muller sharing behind-the-scenes secrets, and a screening of ”Clash of the Wolves” (1925), starring Rin Tin Tin, with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla.

“Man.s best friend” has gotten a wonderful publicity boost from the movies. Canine cinema mythology has enhanced human appreciation of the dog.s loyalty, heroism, humor and intelligence from the earliest days of film with such immediate audience favorites as “Rescued by Rover” (1905) and “The Whole Dam Family and the Dam Dog” (1905).

More than any other four-legged actor, the dog has achieved a »

- Michelle McCue

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