Drawing of the Old School House From the Movie “The Birds”

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 Hitchcock’s movie, “The Birds” 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. It’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 Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller ”The Birds,” 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.

2 thoughts on “Drawing of the Old School House From the Movie “The Birds”

  1. Thanks Gabi, I appreciate the complement! I was happy to have found the original painting to compare with the recent drawing.
    Not much has changed, but interesting non the less.

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