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Actress Tippi Hedren talks animal rights

April 30, 2010 4:47:03 PM PDT
Tippi Hedren is best known for her roles in Alfred Hitchcock's classics "The Birds" and "Marnie," but she's also a tireless crusader for animal rights with her work with the Shambala Reserve in her home in Southern California.

About Tippi Hedren:

Golden Globe winner, Tippi Hedren just celebrated her 80th birthday, she has never been out of work since Hitchcock placed her under contract for THE BIRDS.

She received the Best Actress Award from the Independent Film Festival for "Tea With Grandma" and was up for EMMY Consideration for both 4400 and most recently her role of Karen Rosenthal in CSI.

Tippi just received a lifetime achievement award for her work from Genesis this weekend that was presented by her daughter, Melanie Griffith, and son-in-law, Antonio Banderas. She is the founder and president of Shambala.

She is also scheduled to appear again before Congress for the Bill to oppose domestic breeding of exotic felines for personal possession.

Not only will this save lives, but we hope it will cut down the growing rate of canned hunts and is currently appearing co-authoring another Bill set to go before Congress.

Tippi was also inducted into the Smithsonian Institutes first permanent Entertainment History Exhibit in 2009 as a Legendary Lady of Stage and Screen.

About Hollywood Legends: The Barry Barsamian Collection:

Hollywood Legends: The Barry Barsamian Collection highlights over 175 costumes and wardrobe items belonging to the most famous ladies and gentlemen of the golden era of film and TV.

This one-of-a-kind world-premiere exhibition spotlights an amazing collection of glamorous vintage gowns, movie and TV costumes, jewelry, hats, gloves and shoes belonging to Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Audrey Hepburn, Lana Turner, Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly, Barbra Streisand, Lucille Ball and Mae West, to name a few.

This one-of-a-kind world-premiere exhibition spotlights an amazing collection of glamorous vintage gowns, movie and TV costumes, jewelry, hats, gloves and shoes belonging to Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Audrey Hepburn, Lana Turner, Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly, Barbra Streisand and Mae West, to name a few.

Tippi Hedren donated her original Edith Head black satin gown from THE BIRDS to the exhibition. This dress was used in all the publicity stills for the film. Hollywood memorabilia collector Barry Barsamian will share his collection of movie and TV memorabilia in an ongoing exhibit titled "Hollywood Legends: The Barry Barsamian Collection."

Highlights from the "Hollywood Legends" collection include:

  • Judy Garland: One of the Dorothy dresses from "The Wizard of Oz"

  • Lucille Ball: The wig worn in the movie "Yours, Mine & Ours"

  • Barbara Eden: A "Jeannie" costume from "I Dream of Jeannie" TV show

  • Agnes "Endora" Moorehead: Flying suit from TV show "Bewitched"

The exhibit is now open on the ground floor of Metreon. Admission: $10 adults; $8 seniors and teens. The exhibit is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.

For more information, visit westfield.com/metreon

For more information on Tippi Hedren's foundation, ROAR Foundation and Shambala Preserve, visit www.shambala.org


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