|Rin Tin Tin comic|
|Rob at the Batman display|
RIN TIN TIN and the Shadow - My dad was a big fan of RIn Tin Tin, the German Shepherd who starred in many films.
WHO WAS RIN TIN TIN? - According to Wikipedia, Rin Tin Tin (Sept 1918 – Aug 10, 1932) was a male German Shepherd Dog rescued from a World War I battlefield by an American soldier, Lee Duncan, who nicknamed him "Rinty." Duncan trained Rin Tin Tin and got his dog into silent films. Rin Tin Tin was an immediate box office success and appeared in 27 films, becoming known world-wide. Rin Tin Tin helped make German Shepherds popular. In 1929. Rin Tin Tin died in 1932,
|still from opening animation of Batman TV show|
|The movie Gigi|
GIGI- This 1958 film was one of my mother's favorites. In fact, she loved it so much she named our family poodle "Gigi" back in the 1970s! For those who never saw the film (including me) here's the summary: Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.
TILLIE THE TOILER - I vaguely remember hearing this character's name and realize that that's where my aunt (Romilda) got her nickname "Tillie" from! The character, Tillie (Jones) was a stylish working girl who was employed as a stenographer, secretary and part-time model. An attractive brunette, she had no problem finding men to escort her around town. **Of course, I have no idea if that had anything to do with my aunt**
|Another Shadow series|
"GAY LOVE" - I had to take a picture of this comic from the 1940s (I think) because it would certainly have a different cover today - and I know I would likely read it, as would our friend Grey!
|1940s "Gay Love"|
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