Manny P. here…
In the Silent Era of cinema, Rin-Tin-Tin was a Top 10 bonafide star. In the 1940′s, during Hollywood’s Golden Age, no actor made more cash for a movie studio than Lassie did for MGM. For their contributions, they have Stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Today, we have a new generation of canine personality joining their ranks.
In a day his trainer announced his retirement, Uggie placed his paws in cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The popular pooch arrived to the festivities by firetruck, and during the hour-long event, he received a golden bow-tie collar and given a cake in the shape of a fire hydrant after performing tricks for photographers and tourists lining a red carpet. The Jack Russell terrier also autographed (???) DVD and Blu-ray copies of The Artist. His other film credits included a role in Water for Elephants.
Uggie joins a long list of celebrities who have left hand and footprints in the iconic courtyard of the tourist spot. Among them were John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Fred Astaire, and curiously, Kobie Bryant.
The Artist won five statuettes at the Academy Awards earlier this year, including Best Picture and Best Actor. The film pays homage to the Silent Era (when Rin-Tin-Tin was the King of the Pictures); and studio era films, such as A Star is Born and Singin’ in the Rain.
NOW, where’s the love for Nick and Nora Charles famous dog… Asta? … just sayin…
Until next time> “never forget”