Here was a special discovery I made doing a search for an entirely different subject and came across this original 1936 photo (above) for sale. Needless to say I purchased it immediately which sent me off on a hunt for more information about James Cagney, his wife and their beloved Chow Reddy.
His wedding to wife Frances Vernon (“Willie”), resulted in a marriage that lasted 64 years (ending with his death).
The above 2 photos seem as though they were 2 different littes of puppies. I need to research more to find out if the Cagneys’ bred these litters or if they came from somewhere else. Precious images!
Above is James Cagney and again I’m assuming Reddy in 1934 by the fountain at his Califorina home. What a beautiful image!!!
And this final image is a bit later in the 1940’s…assuming it’s Reddy once more as the dog looks the same throughout the years. I am still on a search for more images of this amazingly talented man (who loved his chow)