Tippi

Tippi

A Memoir

Book - 2016
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Baker & Taylor
The classic Hollywood star of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds shares stories from the sets of some of the biggest cult films of all time, discussing her complicated relationship with Hitchcock, her creative collaborations with Charlie Chaplin and her relationships with daughter Melanie Griffith and granddaughter Dakota Johnson. 125,000 first printing.

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In 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.

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.



Baker
& Taylor

The star of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" discusses her complicated relationship with Hitchcock, her creative collaborations with Charlie Chaplin, and her relationships with daughter Melanie Griffith and granddaughter Dakota Johnson.

Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062469038
0062469037
Characteristics: xii, 275 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Harrison, Lindsay - Author

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Jun 10, 2017

Too much animal insanity, not enough filmography. bookwoman & Abby Tabby

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lilypad_1
Jan 15, 2017

This is a very enjoyable read, she is a remarkable woman, very strong and creative and resourceful. Highly recommend this autobiography, I feel like she left a lot out and would like to know more.

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