ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
Lassie in Japan, 1979
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 5, 2018
Ron Hatcher ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, June, 1979: Lassie gets the star treatment from the Japanese media during a press event at the Imperial Hotel. The star of movies and a TV series (actually the sixth in a long line of performing Lassies, all of them male, going back to 1943) was accompanied by trainer Rudd Weatherwax.
Stars and Stripes' 1979 story about Lassie and Rudd Weatherwax in Tokyo.