When Cecil Smith asked Hitchcock about the move from CBS to NBC, the host
shrugged and said, “Who cares? They're just sets of initials to me.” Cecil Smith, “
Hitch Pulls the Switch, Fizzles,” Los Angeles Times, 27 September 1960, A10. 54.
Author: Jan Olsson
Publisher: Duke University Press
Alfred Hitchcock: cultural icon, master film director, storyteller, television host, foodie. And as Jan Olsson argues in Hitchcock à la Carte, he was also an expert marketer who built his personal brand around his rotund figure and well-documented table indulgencies. Focusing on Hitchcock's television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1962) and the The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962-1965), Olsson asserts that the success of Hitchcock's media empire depended on his deft manipulation of bodies and the food that sustained them. Hitchcock's strategies included frequently playing up his own girth, hiring body doubles, making numerous cameos, and using food—such as a frozen leg of lamb—to deliver scores of characters to their deaths. Constructing his brand enabled Hitchcock to maintain creative control, blend himself with his genre, and make himself the multi-million-dollar franchise's principal star. Olsson shows how Hitchcock's media brand management was a unique performance model that he used to mark his creative oeuvre as strictly his own.
1 Alfred Hitchcock, from “After-Dinner Speech” at the Screen Producers Guild
Dinner, Los Angeles, March 7, 1965. ... 3 Jan Olsson's recent book Hitchcock a la
Carte (Durham: Duke University Press, 2015) similarly investigates Hitchcock's ...
Author: Casey McKittrick
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. In Hitchcock's Appetites, Casey McKittrick offers the first book-length study of the relationship between Hitchcock's body size and his cinema. Whereas most critics and biographers of the great director are content to consign his large figure and larger appetite to colorful anecdotes of his private life, McKittrick argues that our understanding of Hitchcock's films, his creative process, and his artistic mind are incomplete without considering his lived experience as a fat man. Using archival research of his publicity, script collaboration, and personal communications with his producers, in tandem with close textual readings of his films, feminist critique, and theories of embodiment, Hitchcock's Appetites produces a new and compelling profile of Hitchcock's creative life, and a fuller, more nuanced account of his auteurism.
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. 1875 . Explication de la carte de la Terre , Marcou , J . 1876 . Greenstones of ...
Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Hitchcock. à. la. Carte. : Menus. ,. Marketing. ,. and. the. Macabre. JAN OLSSON
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: Well , there are many nice ways : Eating is a ...
Author: David Alan Robertson
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Coinciding with an exhibition at the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, which examines Hitchcocks very collaborative filmmaking process, this book represents an important contribution to Hitchcock scholarship, and offers a provocative glimpse at his unsung strength as a collaborative artist.
... Child Entertainer in a Song and Dance Recital 370 Raymond Hitchcock in " An
Evening at Home with Hitchy " 378 Raymond Hitchcock in “ Sardines a la Carte ”
209 “ Raymond ” Overture 394 , 397 Raymond Overture by Thomas , Played by ...
Author: Edwin M. Bradley
This study of early sound shorts begins with an explanation of the development of sound motion pictures in Hollywood by such influential companies as Warner Bros and Fox, with an emphasis on short subjects.