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Dogs of the Silver Screen - Kennel Club Art Gallery

Lassie film poster

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

A NEW exhibition, Dogs of the Silver Screen runs until June 23, 2006, at the Kennel Club Art Gallery in Clarges Street, Piccadilly.

The exhibition pays tribute to the many loyal canine characters, both large and small, that have become famous through film. It is the eighth temporary exhibition to be held at the Gallery.

Canine legends featured in the exhibition include Strongheart, the first dog to star in his own feature film; Rin Tin Tin, the dog that saved Warner Bros; and, of course, Lassie, the most famous Rough Collie of them all.

Also included are the stars of more recent films such as The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby.

And then there are the facts – for example, did you know that the first film star to cause a sensation in England wasn’t a glamorous actress but a Collie cross called Rover? Neither did I.

The Kennel Club Art Gallery is open Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Visits are by appointment only.

Admission: £2.50

For further information call 020 7518 1009 or visit the website.