Monday, October 8, 2012

Do not try this at home

Photo by  Michael Rougier for Life magazine in the 1970s. Many more here at Retronaut.

If the woman in the photos looks familiar that’s because she is. It’s Tippi Hedren, star of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and Marnie. The photo above shows her daughter Melanie Griffith (yes, that Melanie Griffith), her house and her lion. The writer of the Life article recalls the occasion here (scroll down to near the bottom of the page to the section headed “A lion comes calling”). There is a good recent, i.e. last month, interview with Hedren here talking about what a monster Hitchcock could be.

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