A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock

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A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock

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A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock
Universal Pictures, 1963. Hardcover book titled, The Birds: Photography by Coburn (some of the letters in the title are missing), inscribed on the frontispiece, "To / George / Best Wishes !! / Alfred Hitchcock," with 50 dry mounted photographs on heavy stock featuring Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, and other cast and crew members in both scenes from the film and behind-the-scenes. Photographer Robert Coburn spent decades in Hollywood shooting film scenes and glamour portraits (most notably of his favorite subject, Rita Hayworth), and the excellence of his skills is evident in the chaotic, frightening photographs he took for The Birds. On the set for most of the shoot, Coburn took behind-the-scenes filming shots, candids, and incredible scene stills capturing the terror of murderous birds wreaking havoc on Tippi Hedren and others. His portraits of Hitchcock from this period are some of the most recognized, with the director balancing now-calm birds on his arms (the photo of which appears in this book) and even his head. An exhibition of Coburn's photographs from this film took place in 2009 at the Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles.
12 x 13.5 x 1.25 in.

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A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock
A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock
A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock
A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock
A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock
A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock
A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock
A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock
A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock
A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock
A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock
A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock
A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock
A book of Robert Coburn photographs from The Birds, signed by Alfred Hitchcock
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