• Tippi Hedren and friend in a publicity shot for The Birds (1963)

This past Tuesday the Music Box hosted the third annual Chicago installment of “The Road to Hollywood,” Turner Classic Movies’ touring film festival. Every year the cable channel—which probably accounts for more of my electric bill than the air conditioning—presents screenings in cities across the U.S., leading up to its big four-day blowout in Los Angeles. The Chicago installment was a sold-out screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s avian horror flick The Birds (1963), introduced in person by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz and the film’s star, Tippi Hedren.