“Forgotten Hollywood”- Paley Center Presents Hitchcock…

Posted on January 31, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

promo-hitchcock-si   Good e-e-evening… The director’s welcome at the start of his groundbreaking television series, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, a veritable electronic laboratory where the filmmaker could develop new ideas, themes, and talent. The Paley Center for Media presents twenty telefilms Hitch directed for the small screen between 1955 and 1962, along with rarely seen interviews, documentaries, and other treats.

   The extras include a pair of 1972 and 1973 documentaries, and televised chats with Tom Synder and Dick Cavett. Also added to this fine retrospective are episodic appearances by Hitchcock on 1950s television, such as on Alcoa Premiere.

   For those who know Hitch only through film, you are in for a treat: the ghoulish opening theme, Funeral March; the sardonic remarks from the master of suspense himself; and the diabolical twists the cherubic-looking director created for prime-time enjoyment, bringing murder back into the living room—where it belongs. For those revisiting this work, you will doubly enjoy the black humor on their big screen.

Paley logo-260x127   The event takes place over two weekends on March 29th and 30th, and April 5th  and 6th. These screenings are FREE and open to the public. The Paley Center is at 465 N. Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. For a complete listing of episodes, click on the link below:


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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