Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tippi Hedren

The fifth person I wanted to meet at the Chiller Expo was Tippi Hedren. Ms. Hedren has been acting for more than 50 years, but is best remembered for her roles in two Alfred Hitchcock films, "The Birds" (1963) and "Marnie" (1964).

While Ms. Hedren has appeared in many features and also guest-starred on tv shows, she has devoted much of her personal time to The Roar Foundation and The Shambala Preserve, which cares for endangered exotic big 'cats' such as African lions, Bengal tigers, leopards, mountain lions, and others.

I bought this photo from Ms. Hedren, which she signed with a silver marker. Her fee was $25. She was one of the few celebrities who was also charging a fee to have a picture taken with her, and because of limited funds, I had to pass on it.


Anonymous said...

With all due respect to Ms. Hedren, she is not as physically attractive now as she was in her younger days. You did well to pass on having your photo taken with her at such an exorbitant rate. Your money was better spent on the autographed photo. Nice job.

Bill Cappello said...

My decision to not pay for a photo taken with Ms. Hedren, was strictly due to limited funds, and not in any way related to whether or not she's physically attractive.

Anonymous said...

Had the pleasure of meeting Ms Hedren In Bodega Bay, CA. I must say she is still very beautiful. Being a fan of hers, I must express disappointment of having to pay for a photo with her using my camera and to pay for a autograph for my prized poster, total was $40.00. My dream came true finally, that is the important thing, but celeberties who charge for autographs and or photo's is unethical.