Blonde 21: Grace Kelly
“Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints."  —Alfred Hitchcock 
(Thanks to both http://emk-irl.tumblr.com/ and Damian Rogers for the suggestion.)

Blonde 21: Grace Kelly

Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints." Alfred Hitchcock

(Thanks to both http://emk-irl.tumblr.com/ and Damian Rogers for the suggestion.)

Blonde 2: Tippi Hedren in The Birds

One more Hitchcock location story. While I was in Seattle, my husband was visiting family in San Francisco when he broke the “no Hitchcock location visits without one another” rule. This photo of him recreating a scene from The Birds in Bodega Bay popped up in my email. This burned a bit because I had just written the first draft of The Blondes, and The Birds was an influence — grammatically, as the title, and also because Hitchcock refused to give an explanation for the birds’ sudden assault on the human world. I have forgiven my husband since then.