The towns of Bodega and Bodega Bay are actually two separate places separated by several miles of windy roads. Both towns are mashed together in Alfred Hitchcockâ€™s movie, â€œThe Birdsâ€ to form one town on the bay. This is a recent sketchbook drawing I did of the old Potter school used in the movie. When I drew this, I remembered a painting that I had painted of the house a long time ago but hadn’t seen in years. Later that day when I got back to my studio, I dug through my drawers and found the original painting. Coincidentally, I had drawn the school house from almost exactly the same angle as I had 17 years earlier. Itâ€™s interesting while comparing the two drawings, how little the house has changed. Currently (Sept. 2010), the house is a private residence.
***This Labor Day 2010 weekend, Tippi Hedron who starred in Hitchcockâ€™s 1963 thriller â€The Birds,â€ will be at the Tides Wharf and Restaurant in Bodega Bay to sign photos and other memorabilia 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 4 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 5, 835 Highway 1, Bodega Bay. 875-2669. Autographing fee applies.