- 227 Pages
- Released: July 10, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Publisher: Midnight Marquee Press
Description by OLDIES.com:
Hollywood's Top Dog is a truly great narrative account of The Dog Hero in Film. Author Deborah Painter takes the reader through over a hundred years of canine movie history. A history of rescue, saving lives and property. Canine movie history begins with a seven-minute British film Rescued by Rover in 1905 starring a collie named Blair. Blair is joined in the book by great names such as Jean, Rin-Tin-Tin, Little Hobo, Yukon King, Lad a Dog, Lassie, Benji, Peter the Great, Strongheart and Old Yeller.
Man's Best Friend also happens to be one of Hollywood's Best Friends as Deborah Painter examines the contribution to the silver screen by lovable, talented and brave stars of the cinema: Hollywood's Top Dogs. Their bark was silent but their impact was great as you meet the canine stars of the early silent movies and then trot through time with the likes of Peter the Great, Rin-Tin-Tin, Ace, Flash, Lightnin', Lad, Lassie and Benji. These heroes are brave, pure and offer unequivocal love and devotion, and in today's depressing world, it's nice to find some real heroes of the silver screen.