In The Birds, Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) runs an Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupé.
According to marque historians, it’s possible that two cars were used, although Club records show LML/944 as being the one most closely associated with it. Hollywood connections apart, the fact is that a convertible DB2/4, a ‘European import’, is just the sort of car to be driven by socialite Melanie Daniels (played by Tippi Hedren) in the quiet Californian seaside location depicted in the film.
The Drophead Coupé version of the DB2 was introduced in late 1950. Only a few months before, an attractive coupé was shown at that April’s New York Motor Show. With a modern chassis by Claude Hill, Frank Feeley’s timeless styling and Willie Watson’s (originally Lagonda) 2.6-litre straight six, the new Aston Martin - only the second-ever ‘DB car’ - was a winner.
More than fifty years after its release, we can't stop talking about Alfred Hitchc0ck's The Birds. We're still terrified by it, perhaps because Hitchc0ck wisely avoided providing any explanation for the avian attacks on Bodega Bay.
Still, as familiar as we think we are with the scary masterpiece, there's still plenty that remains a mystery -- how did Hitchc0ck wrangle all those birds? How did he mix live ones with pretend birds so seamlessly? And what really went on between him and Hedren? Read on to learn some of the secrets of "The Birds" at Moviefone.com.