Bodega Country Store


IN THE LAND OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK, ANSEL ADAMS AND WINE MAKING PARTIES
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Stocking up on Hitchcock
Taken from : The Press Democrat April 15,2012

Drivers passing through Bodega are frequently startled to see Alfred Hitchcock standing out in front of the local store. Once they realize it is a mannequin disguised as the pudgy film master, they often come inside to see the museum that has sprung up around him.
Alfred Hitchcock’s famous horror flick “The Birds” put Bodega and Bodega Bay on the map in 1963. When Michael Fahmie bought the Bodega Country Market four years ago and tourists kept asking about the film, he decided to honor the famed director and start collecting memorabilia.
His first item was an autographed photo of Tippi Hedren, the film’s female lead. Every few months, Hedren stops by the store to view the growing collection, and Fahmie carries the wine that she sells to raise money for her big cat refuge, Shambala.
“There are movie prop shops and movie novelty stores in Southern California,” said Fahmie, 47. “My brother and I go there on treasure hunts a couple times a year. And people contact me as word spreads.
“One of the rarest things I have is a mask they had at the premier of ‘The Birds.’People got numbers, and if their number flashed on the screen they got a mask, which became a VIP backstage pass,” said Fahmie.
He has books about Hitchcock, original press kits from the French and English premiers, rare records and even a Tippi Hedren Barbie doll wearing a miniature replica of the green dress she wore in every scene. And he’s happy to have the latex Hitchcock mask his mannequin wears.
“It took me a long time to track down the one guy who makes them in Australia, and I got one of the last ones he made,” said Fahmie.”You’d think all Halloween stores would carry them. I am lucky to have found the maker before he retired.” Read more


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Locally picked Dungeness crab meat tossed in a light ranch dressing with sweet pickled relish and wrapped in a soft hot dog bun.
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Tri colored rottini pasta tossed in a house made white wine, Monterrey Jack, Parmesan cheese sauce, fresh locally picked Dungeness Crab, toasted herb breadcrumbs, roasted bell peppers, garlic coulis, and garnished with sliced scallions.
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Bodega Country Store has the largest collection of Alfred Hitchcock and "The Birds" memorabilia.
 The Wall of "Hitch"
Hitchcock Mosaic
Hitchcock Case


Inside the country store
Tippi Hedren visits the store
Tippi Hedren 
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