May
22

Ingrid Bergman may have been Alfred Hitchcock’s most favorite female star. Over the years they maintained a personal friendship that unfortunately for Hitch never went beyond his school boy crush. They made three pictures together, “Spellbound”, “Notorious” and “Under Capricorn.”

Alfred Hitchcock on Ingrid Bergman 

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May
06

Just found this blog, Screen Savour,  and there are reviews on many of Hitchcock’s films that are worth your time and effort to read.

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May
02

 

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Apr
22

The Birds opened in 1963 at The RKO Palace theater on Broadway.

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Original New York Times Review

The Birds Movie  Trailer

Tippi Hedren talks about making The Birds 

 

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Apr
13

Here are a series of photos of Hitchcock directing on the set of various films.

Directing “Family Plot”

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Making The “Birds”

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Directing Carole Lombard in “Mr and Mrs Smith”

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Instructing Kim Novak in “Vertigo”

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On the set of “Psycho”

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Hitch and James Stewart in “The Man Who Knew Too Much”

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With Paul Newman on the set of  “Torn Curtain”

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Making “Dial M For Murder” 

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Directing Cary Grant in “North by Northwest”

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On the set of Stagefright

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Apr
06

Alfred Hitchcock and his movies graced the cover of many magazines. A previous post show the TV Guide covers. In this post we have a series of various magazines that have appeared over the years.

 At the bottom is a link to a web site that displays many covers from the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.   

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Attached here is a gallery of covers from Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

Apr
02

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Here’s a link to a recent article on Hitchcock writer and TV producer Joan Harrison on TCM Movie Morlocks blog.

Mar
26

Hitchcock’s decade ending classic opened on April 7th 1959 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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New York Times original review .

Variety original review.

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The published Screenplay 

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Interview with Ernest Lehman

 TCM’s page on North by Northwest.

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Mar
20

 Alfred Hitchcock lent his name to a series of short story anthologies that was a huge success and soon multiple  publishers were knocking on his door wanting to do their own version. Well over 100 anthologies  have been published.   

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Mar
15

 “Psycho” opened in New York City at the DeMille Theater (and the Baronet) on Thursday June 16th 1960.  

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The DeMille Theater was located on Broadway and 47th Street. The theater was originally known as the Columbia which opened in 1910 as a burlesque house. In 1930, the Columbia was gutted and basically a new theater was built and when opened was called the Mayfair. The Mayfair was owned by Walter Reade who leased the theater to RKO.  RKO eventually sold the lease to the Loew’s Corporation. When Loew’s lease expired the theater was leased to the Brandt organization. Around 1960, the Reade family took over management of the theater and renamed it the DeMille. “Psycho” was one of the first films to open at the theater under its new name. The theater was eventually turned into a triplex and renamed the Embassy 234, under new ownership. The Embassy 234 was one of the last movie theaters to survive on Broadway closing sometime around late 1998 or early 1999.

Below are some photo of the DeMille theater through the years.      

RKO Mayfair  (the Palace and the Loew’s State theaters are also seen in this photo). 

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Mayfair  Theater 1954 

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Mayfair Theater 1955 (on the right is the RKO Palace)

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DeMille Theater 1965  

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Embassy 234  in 1993

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