On this lovely Saturday afternoon my hubby and I had planned to drive out to Bodega Bay for a Hitchcock Bombshell photo shoot. Bodega Bay is where the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds was filmed in 1961 and on the particular street we were doing the photo shoot is The Potter School that was featured in the film where the screaming school children were running for their lives from the crows who were ready to peck them to death and right next to the school is St. Theresa’s church that is also in the Hitchcock film. Pulling up to The Potter School and St. Theresa’s Church there is just enough Hitchcock horror nostalgia in the air and our 1956 Nash Metropolitan is the perfect accessory.
Wardrobe for this photo shoot had to be on point with just enough Hitchcock heroine glamour without going over the top as I wanted to portray ‘a-day-in-the-life’ back in yesteryear. Since the location for the photo shoot was all about The Birds, I searched high and low to find the perfect bird top to pair with a simple 1950s circle skirt and did so with this creamy white sweater covered in black crows from the Pinup Rockabilly shop in Germany Go Insane.
I paired the outfit with a red petticoat, red belt, red shoes and red hair scarf for added pop. Our Nash Metropolitan added just the right amount of pizzazz and was more than likely a car that would have been seen around the town of Bodega Bay back when filming the movie was taking place. A big thank you to my husband Gary for taking all the pictures and for being my partner when it comes to doing photo shoots…. we have so much fun together!! In these pictures The Potter School is in the background and still looks so much like it did when the movie was being filmed. St. Theresa’s Church too looks just like it did in the movie and it was such a great experience getting to do this photo shoot with these cinematic treasures.
It was such a fun photo shoot we got to do today and driving our 1956 Nash Metropolitan was such a blast. We also had an amazing time meeting so many people as the location attracts so many folks and it was a lot of fun taking pictures with so many of them and having them pose along with me and the Nash Metro.
All photos by: Gary Greco