By Herbert Coleman,Judy Lanini

As a script manager, moment unit director, manufacturer, and director, Herbert Coleman's movie occupation spanned seven a long time. energetic in Hollywood from 1926 via 1988, he loved a long and illustrious profession, highlighted through a powerful string of business and significant successes with one of many greats of cinema, Alfred Hitchcock.

In this memoir, Coleman describes engaged on such classics as The vast Clock, Carrie, Five Graves to Cairo, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Roman Holiday. Coleman additionally offers shiny photographs of the various celebrated stars he labored with, together with Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby, Cary provide, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Alan Ladd, Ray Milland, Shirley MacLaine, Steve McQueen, and Jimmy Stewart, in addition to many of the maximum administrators of the period, together with Cecil B. DeMille, Erich von Stroheim, Billy Wilder, and William Wyler.

Above all, Coleman discusses for the 1st time his lengthy operating dating with Hitchcock through the director's such a lot creatively fertile interval. Coleman offers clean insights into the making of a few of Hitchcock's such a lot celebrated motion pictures together with Rear Window, To seize a Thief, The hassle with Harry, Vertigo, and North by way of Northwest. He additionally discusses his paintings on Alfred Hitchcock Presents, the director's lengthy working tv series.

Not purely an old checklist of a number of vital and dynamic classes in Hollywood, this memoir bargains intimate perception approximately Hitchcock and different mythical filmmaking notables. that includes many tales that might were misplaced have been it now not for this ebook, The guy Who Knew Hitchcock: A Hollywood Memoir is bound to be of curiosity to movie scholars, movie buffs, and particularly to a person fascinated about the grasp of suspense.

Illustrated with photos.

Published in hardcover as The Hollywood I Knew: A Memoir, 1916-1988 (0-8108-4120-7)

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