Rinty (Rin Tin Tin), 1930 NBC Radio Appearance

Rin Tin Tin (often hyphenated as Rin-Tin-Tin; September 1918 – August 10, 1932) was a male German Shepherd that was an international star in motion pictures. He was rescued from a World War I battlefield by an American soldier, Lee Duncan, who nicknamed him “Rinty”. Duncan trained Rin Tin Tin and obtained silent film work for the dog. Rin Tin Tin was an immediate box-office success and went on to appear in 27 Hollywood films, gaining worldwide fame. Along with the earlier canine film star Strongheart, Rin Tin Tin was responsible for greatly increasing the popularity of German Shepherd dogs as family pets. The immense profitability of his films contributed to the success of Warner Bros. studios and helped advance the career of Darryl F. Zanuck. (from Wikipedia)



Hollywoodland, a view from Mulholland Drive. The sign was erected in 1923 and its purpose was to advertise the name of a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. In 1949, either by landslide or by contract with the LA Parks and Recreation department, “LAND”  was removed