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Carl Reiner, Tippi Hedren to Appear at Santa Monica Library
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By Lookout Staff

December 5, 2016 -- Carl Reiner, who has been entertaining audiences for decades in film, televsion and print, and Hollywood legend Tippi Hedren, best known for her leading role in Hitchcock's masterpiece "The Birds," will discuss their new books at the Santa Monica Library this month.

Reiner, who appeared at the library three years ago to discuss his autobiography "I Remember Me," returns Thursday, December 15 at 7 p.m. to talk about his latest book, the illustrated diary "Carl Reiner, Now You’re 94."

Reiner, who teamed up with Mel Brooks in the legendary 1961 comedy skit "2000 Year Old Man," describes his latest book as “a day by day, much too complete, moment by moment, detailed account of every aspect of my daily life.”

The winner of nine Emmy Awards and a Grammy, Reiner co-wrote and acted on Sid Cesar's "Your Show of Shows," was the creator of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and co-wrote Steve Martin's "The Jerk."

A book sale and signing follows the program at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium. The event is free and open to all ages.

Free tickets will be released beginning one hour before the program. One ticket per guest, who must be present. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis.

On Saturday, December 17, at 3 p.m., also at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, Hedren will discuss her new autobiography "Tippi."

"In her absorbing and surprising memoir," event organizers said, Hedren "shares never-before-revealed experiences on the set of some of the biggest cult films of all time."

Hedren also shares stories about her famous daughter Melanie Griffith and granddaughter Dakota Johnson and discusses "her lifelong mission as an animal rights activist."

Released in 1963, "The Birds" was Hedren's screen debut and her performance garnered rave reviews.

"Variety" wrote, "Aside from the birds, the film belongs to Hedren, who makes an auspicious screen bow. She virtually has to carry the picture alone for the first forty-five minute stretch, prior to the advent of the first wave of organized attackers from the sky.

"Miss Hedren has a star quality and Hitchcock has provided her with a potent vehicle to launch her career," Variety wrote.

The following year, Hedren starred in Hitchcock's film "Marnie."

The Santa Monica Public Library at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. The library is served by multiple bus routes, and bicycle parking racks are available at the library.

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