Photo Credit: San Diego Historical Society
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Crewman and dog of Rafael Trujillo Jr. (son of the Dominican Republic dictator), 1958. When his yacht docked in San Diego, news-gatherers and about 5000 people swarmed the waterfront. Most-desired glimpses included the "dapper," "handsome," "playboy" general and a "mystery Lady in Red" (actress Lita Milan), seen boarding the yacht in L.A., according to our local daily.

When Trujillo and Milan weren't on the scene to make news, the dog earned a paragraph in the newspaper: "The yacht's dog -- a long-haired brindle-colored shepherd -- was taken ashore carefully led by a sailor in bright whites. The friendly dog took two turns along the dock, was carefully photographed by a television cameraman and returned onboard." (next week: we have a runaway...and it's not the dog)

To order this photo please contact the San Diego Historical Society at sdhscollections@sandiegohistory.org.

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