Posts filed under Tippi Hedren

Mattel does Hitchcock

Quite a few people have already blogged about this, but toy manufacturer Mattel are releasing a Barbie doll of Tippi Hedren‘s character from “The Birds” in time for Halloween… More details are available on the Entertainment Earth web site. Of course, this isn’t the first time that Hedren has been turned into a doll. Hitchcock had makeup artist Robert Dawn create a lifelike doll of the actress, which was presented to her young daughter (Melanie… (read more)

RIP: Suzanne Pleshette (1937-2008)

News is starting to spread that actress Suzanne Pleshette, who played the role of Annie Hayworth in “The Birds“, died yesterday (19/Jan/2008). US actress Suzanne Pleshette dies (BBC News) Actress Suzanne Pleshette Dies (Time) Suzanne Pleshette, Co-Star of TV’s `Newhart Show,’ Dies at 70 (Bloomberg) Suzanne Pleshette dies at 70 (CNN) Suzanne Pleshette in “The Birds”…

Birds remake

The rumours have been circulating for what feels like a couple of years now that Michael “Pearl Harbor” Bay was wanting to produce a remake of “The Birds“, along with actress Naomi Watts. I’m sure I also read that Bay was intending to go back to the original short story by Daphne du Maurier for the remake, even though none of the characters in the story even remotely resemble Melanie Daniels. Du Maurier’s story instead… (read more)

Hitchcock Update (w/c 01/Oct/2007)

Over at MacGuffin, Ken Mogg’s latest entry in “The Editor’s Week” (29/Sep/2007) catches up with some of the observations he’s received from Hitchcock fans around the world. Just to pick up on the children’s song in “The Birds“, in the documentary “All About The Birds“, writer Evan Hunter said: The crows are gathering behind her on the jungle gym and I have the kids sing a song. I asked my kids, what’s a… they were… (read more)