TIPPI: A Memoir


TIPPI: A Memoir

TIPPI HENDREN & L. HARRISON    Book Number: 87836    Product format: Hardback

Actress and activist for animal rights, Tippi Hedren appeared in over 35 TV projects and more than 45 films, including the starring roles in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Marnie, and Roar. She also appeared in Charlie Chaplin's last film, A Countess from Hong Kong. Here this cinematic icon pulls back the veil on her storied life, detailing her rise from humble beginnings in Depression-era small-town Minnesota, to becoming the matriarch of a powerful Hollywood dynasty that includes her movie-star daughter Melanie Griffith, and her granddaughter Dakota Johnson. Tipi's luminous beauty radiated from the silver screen and her career started with a chance meeting that led to her early modelling career, first in department-store fashion shows, then working with Eileen Ford and eventually to the commercial that caught the eye of legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock. Here for the first time she shares the entire story of her complicated relationship with Hitchcock, the man who became her obsessive tormentor. She gives behind-the-scenes detail of her classic films, the glamorous whirlwind that brought her to Hollywood, as well as the dark pain she endured while working with Hitchcock, whose controlling behaviour and attention quickly proved inescapable. Speaking candidly about being a single mother and shielding her daughter from struggles on and off Hitchcock's set, Tipi describes her time on the set of Roar - a film starring dozens of live lions and tigers that has since become one of the most notorious film productions of all time. She includes never-before-revealed details about the unbelievable making of the movie and the perilous chances they took and recounts how these events led to years of animal-rights activism, culminating in the creation of her very own Big Cats preserve, Shambala. With 16 pages of beautiful photographs of a beautiful woman, this is a rare look at a private woman's truly remarkable strength. 275pp, colour photos and early black and white family photos.
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ISBN 9780062469038
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