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The Resource Tippi : a memoir, Tippi Hedren, with Lindsay Harrison

Tippi : a memoir, Tippi Hedren, with Lindsay Harrison

Label
Tippi : a memoir
Title
Tippi
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Tippi Hedren, with Lindsay Harrison
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this absorbing and surprising memoir, one of the biggest names of classic Hollywoodthe star of Alfred Hitchcocks The Birds and Marnietells her story, including never-before-revealed experiences on the set of some of the biggest cult films of all time,"--Amazon.com
  • For decades, Tippi Hedren's luminous beauty enchanted moviegoers and cemented her among Hollywood's elite. From Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds to Roar, one of the most controversial movies ever made, Tippi Hedren has had few dull moments, and though stories about her have spread through gossip and tabloid headlines, she has never told the full tale of her astonishing life until now. Here, she details her rise from humble beginnings in Depression-era small-town Minnesota to becoming the matriarch of a Hollywood dynasty that includes her daughter, Melanie Griffith and her granddaughter Dakota Johnson. This extraordinary career started with a chance meeting that led to her early modeling career--first in department-store fashion shows, then working with Eileen Ford--and eventually to the commercial that caught the eye of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. For the first time, Tippi shares the entire story of her complicated relationship with Hitchcock, the man who discovered her talent but also became her obsessive tormentor. Going behind the scenes of The Birds and Marnie, Tippi details the glamourous whirlwind that brought her to Hollywood as well as the dark pain she endured while working with Hitchcock, whose controlling behavior and attention quickly proved inescapable. Speaking candidly about being a single mother and shielding her daughter from her struggles on and off of Hitchcock's set, Tippi provides deep insight into the most challenging years of her life and demonstrates how, despite Hitchcock's threats to ruin her career, her uncompromising spirit finally gave her the courage to break free. Difficult as those experiences were, they nearly paled in comparison to her time on the set of Roar--a film starring dozens of live lions and tigers. Including details about the unbelievable making of the movie, Tippi describes how what began as a simple movie about big cats evolved into a sprawling, dangerous endeavor that consumed her career and often put lives, including hers and her family's, at risk. Tippi offers a clear-eyed and surprising look at the perilous chances they took, while also recounting how these events led to years of animal-rights activism, culminating in the creation of her very own big-cats preserve, Shambala. And yet, through it all, Tippi shows how her career and life have continued to embody her unwavering devotion--to her daughter, Melanie; to her animal-rights activism; to her humanitarian relief work overseas; and to her art. This is a fascinating portrait of an actress whose skill onscreen was matched only by her strength off it. --Adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hedren, Tippi
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.H413
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harrison, Lindsay
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hedren, Tippi
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Label
Tippi : a memoir, Tippi Hedren, with Lindsay Harrison
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223119450733
  • 31223119450717
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
viii, 366 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062495853
Isbn Type
(large print : paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20161122-084
System control number
  • 962941879
  • (OCoLC)962941879
Label
Tippi : a memoir, Tippi Hedren, with Lindsay Harrison
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223119450733
  • 31223119450717
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
viii, 366 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062495853
Isbn Type
(large print : paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20161122-084
System control number
  • 962941879
  • (OCoLC)962941879

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