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For Immediate Release:
July 19, 2012

Mr. Winkle: Object of Projection
Photographs by Lara Jo Regan

July 6 - Oct. 20, 2012


Salt Lake City - The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the exhibition Mr.Winkle: Object of Projection.Beneath the many interpretations of this fascinating creature is a real dog, a cult sensation who became an object of fascination for the world and the source of inspiration for Lara Jo Regan's photographic oeuvre that spans more than a decade.

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December 2007
Mr. Winkle’s adorable, award-winning film, Big Top Winkle, will premiere in Seattle at the Seattle International Children’s Film Festival on SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 at 1PM.
Big Top Winkle was awarded Best Short Film of 2007 in it's age group by The National Association for Quality in Children's Media.

The possible heir to the Mr. Winkle throne – WINKLE JUNIOR - will make his debut public appearance on his dad’s behalf! (Mr. Winkle is semi-retired and no longer traveling.) Lara Jo Regan will also be present.

For more information on the screenings and festival visit Click Here
December 2007
Please resend your entries! . . .The dog ate them. Actually, it was a awful computer meltdown. Winners and the “Winkle Look-a-Like Gallery will be posted as soon as we receive most of the original entries. If you have not yet entered, please do! Just send a jpg of your Winkle wanna-be to  Entries need not be limited to canines!
BIG TOP WINKLE, Mr. Winkle's adorable little movie was at the LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR. A timeless heartwarming tale showcasing the wee wonders unique gifts and talents that can't be revealed in his photographs - like his wind-up toy walk and seductive dance moves. See a whole new Winkle dimension! Click here for LA County Fair Details


Mr. Winkle's adorable film, BIG TOP WINKLE was shown twice at the San Diego International Children's Film Festival and once at the Newport Beach Film Festival. The film is for ALL ages! (Advance ticket purchases recommended.)

October 2006 - Mr. Winkle’s adorable little film BIG TOP WINKLE, will premiere SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8th from 2:30 - 3:15p.m. at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as part of the International Children’s Film Festival. (A second showing in a smaller theater will be Saturday, October 14th at 6 p.m.)  Click here for details
September 2006 - New Photo Diary added to!

Photographic Works by Lara Jo Regan

Jan 14 - Feb 4th, 2006

ICON Gallery

1617 Cosmo Street, Loft #312
Los Angeles, CA, 90028
(323) 960-0781

Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 14, 5-10pm

(All Winkle fans invited!)
Valet Parking available for $5.00  (This is actually cheaper than parking in the public lots in the area.  You may also be able to find street parking, but it is sometimes tricky on a Saturday night)

Please direct any questions about the show to Icon Gallery:
phone:323 960 0781

April 2005 - Mr. Winkle appears on the cover of Animal Wellness magazine, Spring issue 2005.

Click here to view article

July 12, 2003 Article in Los Angeles Times "Bow wowed" Click here to read article online
June 23, 2003 Article in San Francisco Chronicle - "Leader of the pack Fluffy Mr. Winkle has fans panting for calendars and books in his image" Click here to read article online
June 20, 2003 Two Articles on NBC San Diego Pint-Sized Pooch Mobbed At Book Signing (Click here to read article online) and Mr. Winkle: Real Or Robot? (Click here to read article online)
June 14, 2003 Article in The Arizona Republic - "A pooch-to-pooch heart-to-heart with Mr. Winkle" Click here to read article online.
June 6, 2003 Article in the Chicago Sun Times - "Winkle, Winkle little star " Click here to read article online
May 2002 - Winkle's World Book - the second of four Winkle books, (published by Random House) released May 24, 2002.
February 2002 - Mr. Winkle has teamed up with Miss Vicki to feature a "Winklewaif" dog and cat of the month to assist shelter animals in their search for an adoptive home. See the website for more information.

TIME's ON Magazine
2001 ON List
Mr. Winkle

December 3, 2001 - Article in USA Today "A Winkle in Time" Be sure to view the video online there too!
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December 3, 2001 - Article in the Arizona Republic Entertainment Magazine.
Winkle Books
What is Mr. Winkle? the first of four Winkle books on the horizon, (published by Random House), was released Oct 2001. The book is a hilarious parade of all the Winkle characters photographer
Lara Jo Regan has created to date.  For those of you who missed the photos in the 2001 Calendar, this book includes many of them plus more.
October 2001 - Article about Lara Jo Regan in Women In Photography International Click here to view WIPI News Article #2 and photos.
October 2001 - Book review on Click here to read review
September 2001 - Article in ON Magazine
September 16, 2001 - Article in The Herald Sun
August 30, 2001 - Article in New York Newsday
July 2001 - Article in Sacramento Bee
Click Here to Read Article Online
March/April 2001 - Mr. Winkle is the cover story in PetLife Magazine!


March 19, 2001- "Mr. Winkle: A Star is Born" article in US Magazine
March 2001- Full page article about Mr. Winkle in Los Angeles Times
March 4, 2001 - Article in New York Times Magazine
March 3, 2001 - New York Times Magazine declares Mr. Winkle "the toy industry's hottest property."
March 2001 - Article in Good Housekeeping
March 2001 - Mentioned in US News and World Report Magazine
March 23, 2001 - Full page article on Mr. Winkle in The London Independent
February 2001 - Article about Lara Jo Regan in Nikon Centre Click to read article and view photos online
February 2001 - America Online created a very special Mr. Winkle section (AOL keyword mr winkle), complete with bulletin boards, new pictures and interactive features including a create your caption.  For those of you on AOL be sure to check it out!
January 2001 - announces a Mir. Winkle costume contest
January 25, 2001 - Article in Daily Bruin Online Click here to read article
January 2001 - Full page spread on Mr. Winkle in The National Enquirer
January 2001 - Photo album of behind the scenes photos of the 2002 Mr. Winkle calendar photo shoot Click here to view photographers photo album.
December 2000 - Featured on the cover of Time For Kids Magazine
Click here to read article online.
December 2000 - Article in Entertainment Weekly The Shaw Report designates Mr. Winkle as "IN"!
November 2000 - Article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper
November 25, 2000 - Article in Click here to read article online
November 13, 2000 - Article on TechTV - Click here to read article and view video
November 2000 -  Article in the Pet Press - Mr. Winkle - One's Man's Trash is Another Man's Magic. Click here to read article online
October 2000 - Article in LA Life/Daily News
October 2000 - Article in the Dallas Morning News 
September 2000 - Route66Live Picture of the day - Lights, camera, TONGUES!
September 2000 - Article in Hollywood Reporter American Humane Association 60th Anniversary Special Issue

Personal Appearances

Previous Appearances
January 2, 2005 Mr. Winkle appears as a guest on on the Jane Pauley Show.
November 2004 Fall book signing tour in Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey
August 2003 Book signing appearances in Detroit, Boston, Denver and San Francisco
June 2003
Borders -Chicago IL,  San Francisco CA
Barnes & Noble - Phoenix AZ, Santa Monica CA, Encinitas CA
September  8,
Costa Mesa, CA
Sept. 1,

Mr. Winkle - as seen on -
Sx and the City
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Sept. 8, 2002 Mr. Winkle & Lara Jo appeared at SOUTH COAST PLAZA FESTIVAL OF CHILDRENTM
Costa Mesa, CA
Sept. 1, 2002

Mr. Winkle - as seen on -
Sx and the City
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June 12, 2002

Mr. Winkle & Lara Jo were guests on The Today Show, NBC

June 12, 2002 Barnes & Noble - Greenwich Village
June 17, 2002 Barnes & Noble - Event Will take Place in Sam Goody Central Court - Mall of America
June 20, 2002 Barnes & Noble
189 Grove Drive, Suite K 30 Los Angeles
April 28, 2002 Mr. Winkle appeared at the Los Angeles Times Book Fair at UCLA
Dec 15, 2001 West Coast Paw Stamping at Borders Bookstore Canoga Park, California
Dec 14, 2001 Mr. Winkle Paw Stamped His New Book at FAO SCHWARZ Flagship Store, Manhattan
December 14, 2001

Mr. Winkle and Lara Jo were guests on The Today Show, NBC

Dec. 2000 Mr. Winkle Calendars where awarded one of "A Few Of Mike's Holiday GiftI Ideas"by Mike Castellucci, CBS TV 2 Los Angeles
Nov. 17, 2000

Mr. Winkle appeared on the Rosie O'Donnell Show

Nov. 2000 Over 600 fans turn up at Borders Bookstore in West Los Angeles for Mr. Winkle's first "pawtagraph" calendar signing.
Nov. 2000 Mr. Winkle is featured on several Japanese views shows causing Winklemania to sweep Japan!
Oct. 11, 2000

Mr. Winkle was featured on CNN and CNNOnline

Oct. 2000 Mr. Winkle is the celebrity pet guest at the "Actors & Others for Animals" benefit in Los Angeles

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