Since the first flickering images appeared on the big screen Rovers have played a prominent role in cinema, and on June 6, 2012 film-loving fans of Fidos can pay tribute to Tinseltown’s tail-wagging talent both past and present when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unleashes “Hollywood Dogs: From Rin Tin Tin to Uggie.”
Taking place at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, the evening of dogged devotion 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, a 1925 classic which starred the original Rin Tin Tin, whose rescue during World War I by an American soldier put him on a path to stardom.
Tickets for “Hollywood Dogs” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ticketed seating is unreserved. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.
Photo Credit: Todd Wawrychuk/©A.M.P.A.S.; photo courtesy ©A.M.P.A.S.