Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tippi Hedren Coming to Bodega Bay

Tippi Hedren, star of the Alfred Hitchcock film classic The Birds, is coming back to Bodega Bay for a public appearance at The Tides, Saturday, July 4, 10am-5pm and Sunday, July 5, 11am-5pm.

The Birds was filmed here in Bodega Bay more than 45 years ago and according to her publicist, "Tippi Hedren has always loved to return to this beautiful location where she filmed this, her first motion picture. There is a great sense of nostalgia for her, and she loves meeting the fans who inevitably show up to meet her. She has appeared at The Tides Wharf for several years now and usually around the July 4th weekend."

Tippi is appearing to raise funds for her animal foundation Shambala Preserve where she is den mother to over 70 big cats. She has been caring for abused, abandoned, and unwanted big cats for some 30 years, and as she says, she loves these animals, “more than her next breath." She needs to raise almost $75,000 a month, so everything she does, she does to benefit the cats of Shambala.

To raise the funds, there is a charge of $25.00 for an autograph on whichever of the 8x10 photos a fan would like to purchase. If you'd like to have your photo taken with Ms. Hedren, there is a charge of $15.00.

You can read more about the filming of The Birds in Bodega Bay here.

The Tides
800 Coast Highway One
Bodega Bay, California 94923
(800) 541-7788

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Jaya said...

Fun! I want to meet Tippi!

Kathlene said...

Thanks Jaya, doesn't that sound like fun?

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