Friday, May 30, 2008

Obedience Training with Lucky Luciano

"Lucky" Luciano teaching a lakeland terrier a trick. This picture was taken in Italy in about 1949, after Luciano -- one of America's most famous mobsters -- was deported back to Italy. This picture was part of a campaign to humanize Luciano so that the U.S. Government might let him back in. It didn't work.

1 comment:

Gina Spadafori said...

Where do you find this stuff?

I have an old picture of Bing Crosby with one of his black Labs, which he hunted over (he was also very much into owning thoroughbred racehorses and, of course, was founded the Del Mar track).

Studio publicity still, by the looks of it. Will have to post someday, if nothing else but to compare contrast what a hunting retriever looks like compared to today's rolling wallow of adipose tissue that is a show Labador.