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Tippi Hedren Presents Her Memoir at Friends Author Event
January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tippi Hedren’s luminous beauty radiated from the silver screen for decades. Hedren’s story has been told by others through whispered gossip and tabloid headlines. Now, in her memoir Tippi, Hedren sets the record straight, recalling how a young and virtuous Lutheran girl from small-town Minnesota became a worldwide legend as one of the most famous “Hitchcock girls,” as an unwavering animal activist, and as the matriarch of a powerful Hollywood dynasty that includes her movie star daughter Melanie Griffith, and rising star Dakota Johnson, her granddaughter.
Hedren digs deep into her complicated relationship with the man who discovered her talent, director Alfred Hitchcock. She speaks openly about the pain she endured working with him on their most famous collaborations, The Birds and Marnie, and how as a single mother she shielded her daughter from her struggles on and off Hitchcock’s set.
Difficult as her experiences with Hitchcock were, they nearly paled in comparison to her time on the set of Roar—a film starring dozens of live lions and tigers that has become one of the most notorious film productions of all time. Tippi offers a clear-eyed and surprising look at the perilous chances they took, while also recounting how these events led to years of animal rights activism, culminating in the creation of her very own big cats preserve, Shambala.
Hedren writes about working with the great Charlie Chaplin, sharing the screen with some of the most esteemed actors in Hollywood, and her experiences working in some of the most intriguing and troubling films.
Filled with sixteen pages of beautiful photos, Tippi is a rare and fascinating look at a private woman’s remarkable life no fan can miss.
Friends of the Glendale Public Library are very pleased to host Tippi Hedren presenting her memoir! This is a FREE author event. Parking is available (validation for 3 hours at the ARC reception desk) at the parking garage at Maryland & Harvard.