“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Birds are Soaring into Virginia…

Posted on October 22, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Legendary actress Tippi Hedren is headed to Richmond for a special screening of The Birds in celebration of the 50th anniversary for the film. The ingenue of Alfred Hitchcock will be at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to help kick-off the museum’s Hollywood Costume exhibit, which opens the same day. The green dress Hedren wore in the film is featured in the exhibition.

the birds

   The family-friendly activity is a Film and Talk. Following the screening, Professor Gweneth West, head of costume design at the University of Virginia, will lead a Q&A with Ms. Hedren about her experiences as the trademark cool blonde in Hitchcock’s The Birds and Marnie.

virginia-film-festival   VMFA is hosting in partnership with the Virginia Film Festival.  It’s on Saturday, November 9th from 3p – 6p. Tickets are $15 ($12 for members).

   This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the classic movie buff living in the Commonwealth of the Old Dominion


   Noel Harrison was an English singer, actor, and Olympian. He’s also the son of Rex Harrison. Noel was best known for recording the hit song The Windmills Of Your Mind, which was featured on The Thomas Crown Affair soundtrack. It won Best Song at the 1968 Oscars.

   At an early age, Harrison was a part of the British ski team, becoming its first giant-slalom champion in 1953. He represented Great Britain at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway; and at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

Stefanie_Powers_Noel_Harrison_Girl_From_UNCLE   An early break came when he took part in the BBC Television programme, Tonight. Noel appeared as Mark Slate in The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. as the co-star of Stefanie Powers. As Slate, Noel also guest-starred on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. He appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, Hullabaloo, and The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.

   In 1968, the actor played the male lead in a touring theater group of The Fantasticks. He reprised Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, the part first performed by his famous father in Broadway’s original stage production and film version. Other roles included Baron von Trapp in The Sound of Music, King Arthur in Camelot, and Don Quixote in Man of La ManchaHARRISON & STEFANIE POWERS ->

   Noel Harrison was 79.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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