Tippi: A Memoir by Tippi HedrenIn this absorbing and surprising memoir, one of the biggest names of classic Hollywood—the star of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and Marnie—tells her story, including never-before-revealed experiences on the set of some of the biggest cult films of all time . . . now with a foreword by Melanie Griffith
For decades, Tippi Hedren’s luminous beauty radiated from the silver screen, enchanting moviegoers and cementing her position among Hollywood’s elite—beauty and star power that continue to endure. For too long Hedren’s story has been told by others through whispered gossip and tabloid headlines. Now, 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.
For the first time, Hedren digs deep into her complicated relationship with the man who discovered her talent, director Alfred Hitchcock, the benefactor who would become a repulsive and controlling director who contractually controlled her every move. She speaks openly about the dark pain she endured working with him on their most famous collaborations, The Birds and Marnie, and finding the courage she needed to break away.
Hedren’s incandescent spirit shines through as she talks about working with the great Charlie Chaplin, sharing the screen with some of the most esteemed actors in Hollywood, her experiences on some of the most intriguing and troubling film sets—including filming Roar, one of the most dangerous movies ever made—and the struggles of being a single mother—balancing her dedication to her work and her devotion to her daughter—and her commitment to helping animals.
Filled with sixteen pages of beautiful photos, Tippi is a rare and fascinating look at a private woman’s remarkable life no celebrity aficionado can miss.
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In her new book, Tippi: A Memoir , published on 17 November, Hedren alleges that the director made sexual approaches to her and regarded her as his personal property. In one passage she also describes her genuine horror during the filming of the attic scene in The Birds when she was attacked by real birds. She was a New York fashion model when he spotted her in October in a diet drink commercial. Taylor said that in previous interviews for his book, republished in paperback in January, Hedren said the director had taught her all she knew about films, even allowing her into script meetings for The Birds. She repelled his advances, she writes, and alleges he took his revenge the next day when they filmed the famous telephone booth scene in which birds break in to attack the star. After speaking to surviving members of the film crew on The Birds , Lee Moral believes the record should be set straight. He also questions why Hitchcock would have risked disfiguring his new star during an expensive shoot.
Like Grace Kelly before her, Hedren seemed destined to be a huge star, as an impossibly cool and elegant screen goddess. But a falling out with the director put her career in a tailspin and she struggled to build on that early promise. Hedren tells Variety that she decided to share her story in the hopes of encouraging other women to stand up for themselves. I thought if everybody else was writing about me, I might as well tell the whole story, or almost the whole story. I became concerned about this issue, along with my then husband, and we decided to do a movie. They were all rescues. As I made the movie I got into the issue of stopping the government from allowing people to breed lions and tigers as pets.
Hitchcock, who died in , tracked her down after seeing her in a commercial for meal replacement shakes, and signed her to a five-year movie contract. After that, Hedren alleges, Hitchcock developed an unhealthy relationship with the actress. Hedren further claims that Hitchcock would stalk her, telling his driver to pass by her home, and detailed an incident in which he allegedly tried to kiss her in the back of his limo. Stone will portray de Vil, the villain who is obsessed with capturing the titular puppies in the animated classic. An adorable yeti will help close out a surprisingly promising September at the domestic box office. If estimates hold, those ticket sales would rank as the biggest opening weekend [