Vivien Leigh and Victor Fleming
(Gone with the Wind wrap party)
British racing driver and budgie fancier, James Hunt.
According to his son, “He had about 250 or 300 budgies at one point. He’d spend hours on end with them each day and take them to shows around the country. He even won awards for them. We have the trophies at home, alongside his race-winning trophies!”
Photo for sale on ebay.
Bird Note: Another pet story concerns the parakeet – lavender colored, of course – Kim Novak bought in New York while she was here filming Bell, Book and Candle. For weeks Kim tried to teach the parakeet to talk, in vain. After each of these sessions, the only sound heard was Kim Novak’s sigh of resignation, “I give up…” Miss Novak now has the parakeet in her Hollywood home, where visitors can hear the bird speak only one line, “I give up.” – St. Petersburg Times
Painting by Kim Novak – who is also an amazing artist. You can see her paintings here.