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Tippi Hedren Recounts What Happened When She Turned Down Alfred Hitchcock's Advances

Alfred Hitchcock made Tippi Hedren a star, giving her showy roles in “The Birds” and “Marnie.” But when she refused the director’s sexual advances, he threatened to destroy her career. 569 more words

News

Being a Murderer Myself

By Arthur Williams

Being a murderer myself, I was very interested in the statement recently made by a well-known reviewer of murder stories that “the best and most stimulating detective stories being written today are those that stress the puzzle of ‘why’ at least co-equally with ‘who’ and ‘how.’ ” 5,346 more words

Short Story

The Motel, Unsettling Icon of Popular Culture

On the 12th of December 1925, Arthur Heineman opened the first recorded motel along Highway 101 just north of San Luis Obispo, California. As he couldn’t fit in the full name ‘Milestone Motor Hotel’ on the sign, he left it as ‘Motor Hotel’, which then came to be abbreviated as mo-tel. 833 more words

Cinema

Vertigo

A number of movies regularly appear at or near the top of lists of ‘best films’, from Citizen Kane to The Shawshank Redemption to The Godfather… 622 more words

Review

Book Review: Glass Town by Steven Savile

Synopsis:

In 1924, two brothers both loved Eleanor Raines, a promising young actress from the East End of London. She disappeared during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock’s debut, Number 13, which itself is now lost. 699 more words

Reviews

Extinguish These Burning Pages

Burning a page does not make it vanish.

I have created Poems Found as a place to begin sharing poetry as it topples from the shelves at my feet, these poems I keep running across seemed to have been running towards me perhaps my entire existence, and if I am indeed a mustard seed percent reflection of what both society and I have made of each others structural realms of agreed realities, then… 348 more words

Daphne du Maurier, Alfred Hitchcock and Rebecca Effect

“The moment of crisis had come, and I must face it. My old fears, my diffidence, my shyness, my hopeless sense of inferiority, must be conquered now and thrust aside. 422 more words