Please join us on Wednesday, October 10th for a lecture and book signing with Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend. Susan Orlean is also the author of The Orchid Thief, which provided the inspiration for the movie Adaptation.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the SMU Libraries.
More about the book:
When I was very young, my grandfather kept a Rin Tin Tin figurine sitting on his desk. I wanted desperately to play with it, and even more desperately I wanted to have a German shepherd dog of my own, a dog just like the star of “The Adventures of Rin-Tin-Tin”, which debuted on television in 1954. I knew nothing about Rin Tin Tin other than that he was the perfect dog, and that he was a character on television. When by chance I learned that Rin Tin Tin was a real dog, not just a television character—a real dog with a real life that was extraordinary—I was drawn into the story and eventually to the idea of writing this book. – from the author’s website