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TINTYPE TUESDAY: Dachtoberfest! Classic Hollywood Was Wild for Wienerdogs

Welcome to another edition of TINTYPE TUESDAY! This week: A photo gallery of Classic Hollywood’s favorite dog!

Special mention to the stars who had several fur-furters, including Carole Lombard, William Powell, Charles Boyer and Joan Crawford. (And a pang of envy for the one being held in Charles’s arms while being admired by Ronald Colman.)

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A dachshund—Margaret Hamilton’s dog Otto—was even tapped to be the original Toto! But in light of the political climate at the time, producers opted not to go with a breed associated with Germany. Here’s Maggie with her pup—but those pix you may have seen of Judy Garland singing Over the Rainbow with a dachshund perched on the haystack beside her? Yeah, those are Photoshopped. Poor Otto never even got to the set.


Some Hollywood doxies tagged along to the studio…

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…and Walter Huston’s pup Fraulein even helped him run lines.

Bespectacled Daschund Sits With Master

Others hit the high seas…

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…but some were content to stay at home with their fabulous families.

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And finally, some doxies aren’t famous at all. But ought to be…


TINTYPE TUESDAY is a weekly feature on Sister Celluloid, with fabulous classic movie pix (and usually backstory!) to help you make it to Hump Day! For previous editions, just click here—and why not bookmark the page, to make sure you never miss a week?


  1. Sweet! I’ll take William Powell with a side of Doxie, thank you very much! 😆

  2. Fun! Sharing this to two of my cousins who own dachshunds and love them a lot. 🙂

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