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Author Ackroyd, Peter, 1949- author.

Title Alfred Hitchcock : a brief life / Peter Ackroyd.

Edition First United States edition.
Publication Info. New York : Nan A. Talese Doubleday, 2016.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO HITCHCOC    DUE 08-13-21
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Description 276 pages : ill. ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Child Who Never Cried -- I'll Do It -- Sound, Please -- I Was Grey -- At Home -- Fake It -- Oh Dear -- I Am Typed -- Good Evening -- Birds and Beasts -- Back to Basics.
Summary A portrait of the iconic director traces his childhood isolation and the imagination that inspired many of his productions, sharing insights into his fierce control of press profiles, his fondness for practical jokes, and his determination to commemoratelife's frailty.
Subject Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Anecdotes.
Genre Biographies.
ISBN 9780385537414 (alk. paper)
0385537417 (alk. paper)
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