Chicago – Colored Dog (Chicago Tribune – 1940)

Chicago Tribune – Wednesday, November 6th 1940 – Page 26

Chicago – Colored Dog

The constant companion of Lillian Gish during the long run of “Life With Father” at the Blackstone is Malcolm, her West Highland terrier. A letter came to the Blackstone the other day addressed to a “Chicago-Colored” Highland Terrier, Property of Miss Lillian Gish, Blackstone Hotel,” from a woman at the Homestead, Virginia Hot Springs, who had petted Malcolm in the elevator. She asked for his mistress’ autograph. The description of Malcolm as “Chicago Colored” brings to mind our own comment upon seeing him.

Lillian Gish and Malcolm
Lillian Gish and Malcolm

“What a lovely, delicate gray color he is,” we said upon encountering Miss Gish and Malcolm stroking his silky fur.

“You know he’s really a white dog, don’t you?” asked Miss Gish.

“But he rolls in Grant park every day when I take him for a walk.”

Lillian Gish and Malcolm
Lillian Gish and Malcolm

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