Incredible photos from the ' 70s: Melanie Griffith and lion NeilPictolic
Few people know that the famous actress Melanie Griffith at the age of 19 years lived in the same house with a huge lion named Neil. In the early 1970s, Melanie, her mother, actress Tippi Hedren, and her stepfather, Director Noel Marshall, after a trip to Africa decided I wanted to make a film about large predatory cats. The trainer asked them to take in your house made the lion so that they could better understand the animal, and the family agreed. Due to this in the archives there are these amazing photographs documenting the everyday life with a lion.
When you look at these pictures, it seems that life with Neil was cloudless, but, alas, the shooting of the film "Roar" (Roar) were not so successful. Then one of the lionesses who participated in the film, attacked Melanie, then she had to impose on a person more than 50 stitches, and the operator Jan de Bont received a head injury and he needed surgery. As a result, in the process of filming from the attacks of predatory cats suffered about 70 people.
1. Melanie Griffith in the family pool with Neil in Sherman oaks, California.
2. Leo playfully biting the child by the neck.
3. Neil grabs Melanie's leg during a jump in the pool.
4. Tippi playing with Neil.
5. Neal was allowed not only to be in the pool, but lying on the bed.
6. Melanie and Neil sleep in the same bed in may 1971.
7. Hedren, known for his role in the movie "the Birds" uses of the lion as a pillow while reading a newspaper.
8. They even playfully wrestled in the living room.
9. Fearless Tippi and Neal sleep.
10. A joint RAID to the fridge.
12. A housekeeper steps over Neil peacefully puffing.
13. An unexpected guest.
14. Noel Marshall tries to work in his study with Neil on his Desk.
Later Tippi Hedren created the Roar Foundation The Foundation in California to educate the public about the dangers of the private keeping of exotic animals to support the Shambala preserve, which was placed Neal.