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Hitchcock and the Censors$
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John Billheimer

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813177427

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.001.0001

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Hitchcock and Selznick

Hitchcock and Selznick

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Hitchcock and the Censors
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John Billheimer

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0006

This chapter describes the interactions between Hitchcock and David O. Selznick when the director came to America to work for Selznick International. The two men were a mismatched pair, Selznick flamboyant and Hitchcock withdrawn, but they were united in their love of movies. Hitchcock resented Selznick’s memo-writing interference and welcomed his loan-outs to other studios, but Selznick gave the director his ticket to America and the financial support and star access he needed to make first-rate films. Subsequent chapters examine the impacts of censorship on each of the ten films Hitchcock made while under contract to Selznick.

Keywords:   Alfred Hitchcock, David O. Selznick, Selznick memoranda, loan-outs, Myron Selznick

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