Friday, May 13, 2016
Daphne Du Maurier, author of "The Birds" born in 1907
Daphne du Maurier, born May 13, 1907, wrote such romantic thrillers as "Rebecca" and "The Birds", both of which were turned into movies by Alfred Hitchcock. I read "The Birds" in junior high (that was 15 years ago!) and although the theme of the movie was the same as the story, the chain of events were totally different. Still, both were exciting!
She was granted the ceremonial title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1969.
The movie "Rebecca" is an excellent mystery.
Here is the iconic phone booth scene with Tippi Hedren from Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds". The thing to do when thousands of birds are attacking is to run OUTSIDE!