I don't know about you, but the first time I saw Alfred Hitchcock's THE BIRDS I was terrified. It took almost 20 years for me to watch that movie for a second time. Now that 40 years have passed, I have a different appreciation for this movie ... it was filmed in Sonoma County where I live.
Of course things look a bit different now, but the scenery is totally recognizable. The church, the school house, the harbor, the streets. The Tides Wharf, where Tippi will be signing autographs, has been completely re-built (remember the bar scene when the gas station blows up?). I was told the staff had gotten to the point where they were afraid they would fall through the floor and into the harbor. It's beautiful now!
Tippi, mother of Melanie Griffith, is now 82 years old. I really appreciate her coming back to Bodega Bay year after year to sign autographs. How many movie stars from your favorite classics do something like this?
The Tides Wharf
835 Shoreline Highway
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Autograph Signing 2012:
Saturday, Sept 1st, 11-4 and 6-8
Sunday, Sept 2nd, 11-4 and 6-8
Monday, Sept 3rd, 10-3