Of course Annie Hayworth's house would be filled with books! Annie's got the sweetest little set-up -- looking around the scenes set at her place in The Birds this time I really took notice; she's got shelves full of books, piles of hip vinyl, and groovy modern art hanging on the wall. Every time I watch The Birds I'm convinced more & more Annie's the best person in the whole thing.
I would totally live in this place. I wonder who gets all her stuff? You know, after the birds take off. I can just picture Melanie throwing it all out. "Books? Who wants books?" Ugh, Melanie. Somebody stuff her in an attic with a bunch of seagulls, stat.
This shot is from later in the movie at a totally different location -- please do take note of how Alfred Hitchcock frames Pleshette by a bookcase once again. This Hitchcock fella, he was the real deal!
Anyway this post was supposed to be in honor of Tippi Hedren's 86th birthday but I kind of did a lousy job of that. Sorry, Tippi! Maybe after watching the insane lion love story Roar the other night and seeing what you subjected your family to in the name of some misguided animal rights fever I'm subconsciously testy.