Four Feet To Fame - A Hollywood Dog Trainer’s Journey by Bob Weatherwax,Richard Lester

By Bob Weatherwax,Richard Lester

Moviegoers recognize of Lassie, outdated Yeller, Toto, Asta within the unique skinny guy sequence, and Einstein in again to the long run, (1985), yet few be aware of of the folk at the back of the paws in movies comparable to The Wizard of ounces (1939), Lassie Come domestic (1943), the object (1951), Lassie tv sequence (1954-1973), Hondo (1953), previous Yeller (1957), and massive Jake (1971).

From kennels to klieg lighting fixtures, mythical puppy coach Bob Weatherwax will pay tribute to Rudd Weatherwax, his father and the fellow whose genius guided essentially the most cherished animal icons in movie historical past. this can be their Hollywood within tale that not anyone may have ever imagined.

They have been the main profitable movie puppy running shoes of all time, and so they confronted own tragedy and worry of failure and loss, but they survived to inform the story of tails. via humor and heartbreak, essentially the most well-known canine at the silver display owe their careers to a normal guy emerging to outstanding status and luck. opposed to backdrops from the silent movie period to the current, their tale unfolds with a roster of characters that may make any casting director green with envy, together with John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor, Steven Spielberg, Vincent rate, Louie Armstrong, Richard Kiel, John chippie, Emmett Kelly, woman fowl Johnson, Johnny Carson, Will Estes, Jon Provost, Tommy Rettig, June Lockhart, Mary Pickford, Michael Landon, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Lorne Michaels, Jesse Owens, John Ritter, Fred Wilcox, and Roddy McDowall.

Illustrated. Filmography. Index.

About the authors: Robert W. Weatherwax has received numerous PATSY awards and a Genesis award for guiding.

Actor and manufacturer Richard Lester’s animal documentary, The Weatherwax Legacy, earned an Honorable point out from the la motion picture Awards. he's additionally the writer of Hollywood Legend: The Johnny Duncan tale; A want past the celebs; Flight of the Blue Heron; Feldpost Letters - Lifeline in a Time of conflict (Vol. 1 and 2).

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