The "Brit a Day" series

What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Brit a Day [#127]

This post is for Saturday.

I love this photograph more than I can say. Tippy Hedron and you-know-who from around the time they made "The Birds;" photographed by Lawrence Schiller, it's currently on display at the Orange County Museum of Art as a part of an exhibit of Schiller's work, including iconic later pics of Marilyn Monroe.

Alfred Hitchcock may be my favorite director, but I bet he was a bear to work for. Appropriate to this week's theme, I love how utterly at ease Tippy Hedron looks here, either unaware of or in spite of the Great One's weighty presence. And hand it to Schiller, he avoided the easy way out--there isn't a bird in sight.

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