Dachshunds with a Casting Couch

The lucky dachshund on the couch belonged to Marlon Brando‘s grandmother and had the name Kurtze Beiner. Grandma Elizabeth Myers was quite abashed about pictures of Marlon in a bathrobe, which happens to be hers.

Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando (1949) with Dachshund “Kurtze Beiner”

The pictures were taken by the photographer Ed Clark for LIFE Magazine – most of which were never published before. Only on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Marlon Brando’s death (born April 3, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska, † July 1, 2004 in Los Angeles, California) 20 images of at that time 25-year-old actor were published on LIFE.com. Not only the three photos with „kurtze Beiner” are worth seeing …

Marlon Brando (1949) with dachshund "Kurtze Beiner"
Marlon Brando (1949) with Dachshund “Kurtze Beiner”

Site: Marlon Brando: Early Photos of a Legend in the Making [Time.com]

“I have always known what I wanted, and that was beauty… in every form.”

Joan Crawford was known to have good taste. In the picture you can see her with dachshunds Baby and Bübchen. Bübchen was one of two dachshunds of her second husband Franchot Tone.

Joan Crawford (1937) with Dachshunds Baby and Bübchen
Joan Crawford (1937)

Sites:

Dachshund Dearest [The Long and Short of it All: A Dachshund Dog News Magazine],

Joan Crawford: Mrs. Tone at Home [The Best of Everything – A Joan Crawford Encyclopedia]

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