Rin Tin Tin: Dog's Life Documented in New Book
Rin Tin Tin the XXII, who recently presided over the ringing of the closing bell at the New York Stock exchange, is the subject of a new book.
The uniquely christened dog first came to public prominence on the TV show "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" during the 1950s and '60s, reports CBS News.
Susan Orlean, who has written a book about the legend of Rin Tin Tin, expressed joy at "the number of people who have declared 'Yo, Rinty,'” the show’s catchphrase-of-sorts.
The dog, who is presently the spokesdog for the American Humane Association, was hailed as Orlean as “a wonderful symbol of something innocently heroic,” CBS News reports.
She said the dog is “a living being who has embodied qualities that we have always thought of as American - of being independent, of being tough and brave."
For her book "Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend,” Orlean spent a decade sourcing the facts.
She had some help from Kevin Hallaran, archivist at the Metropolitan Museum, in Riverside, Calif., which is also home to Lee Duncan, a young World War I American gunnery corporal, reports CBS News.
The film "Finding Rin Tin Tin," shows Duncan discovering a family of German Shepherds following a battle in France.