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This is an ORIGINAL 8-1/2"" x 13" Uncut 15 page PRESSBOOK from famed diretor, ALFRED HITCHCOCK. It a side tear on the black border edge as shown in images, and has great photos, biographies, synopsis ad slicks for newspapers and promotional tie-ins to promote the 1972 Thriller,

Frenzy

A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man. London is terrorised by a vicious sex killer known as the neck tie murderer. Following the brutal slaying of his ex-wife, down-on-his-luck Richard Blaney is suspected by the police of being the killer. He goes on the run, determined to prove his innocence.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: Arthur La Bern (novel), Anthony Shaffer (screenplay)

Stars: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Alec McCowen

Cast

Jon Finch ... Richard Ian Blaney
Alec McCowen ... Chief Inspector Oxford
Barry Foster ... Robert Rusk
Billie Whitelaw ... Hetty Porter
Anna Massey ... Babs Milligan
Barbara Leigh-Hunt ... Brenda Margaret Blaney
Bernard Cribbins ... Felix Forsythe
Vivien Merchant ... Mrs. Oxford
Michael Bates ... Sergeant Spearman
Jean Marsh ... Monica Barling
Clive Swift ... Johnny Porter
Madge Ryan ... Mrs. Davison
Elsie Randolph ... Gladys
Gerald Sim ... Mr. Usher - Solicitor in Pub
John Boxer ... Sir George

Pressbook is in good shape for its age with slight edge wear tear. Great for fans of this classic film or Director!

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MORE INFO ON ALFRED HITCHCOCK: Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and Eileen Hitchcock (born 1892). Raised as a strict Catholic and attending Saint Ignatius College, a school run by Jesuits, Hitch had very much of a regular upbringing. His first job outside of the family business was in 1915 as an estimator for the Henley Telegraph and Cable Company. His interest in movies began at around this time, frequently visiting the cinema and reading US trade journals.

It was around 1920 when Hitchcock joined the film industry. He started off drawing the sets (he was a very skilled artist). It was there that he met Alma Reville, though they never really spoke to each other. It was only after the director for Always Tell Your Wife (1923) fell ill and Hitchcock was named director to complete the film that he and Reville began to collaborate. Hitchcock had his first real crack at directing a film, start to finish, in 1923 when he was hired to direct the film Number 13 (1922), though the production wasn't completed due to the studio's closure. Hitchcock didn't give up then. He directed a film called The Pleasure Garden (1925), a British/German production, which was very popular. Hitchcock made his first trademark film, The Lodger (1927) . In the same year, on the 2nd of December, Hitchcock married Alma Reville. They had one child, _Patricia Hitchcock_ who was born on July 7th, 1928. His success followed when he made a number of films in Britain such as The Lady Vanishes (1938) and Jamaica Inn (1939), some of which also gained him fame in the USA.

In 1940, the Hitchcock family moved to Hollywood, where _David O. Selznick_, an American producer at the time, hired him to direct an adaptation of 'Daphne du Maurier' (av) 's Rebecca (1940). It was after Saboteur (1942) was completed, as his fame as a director grew, that films companies began to refer to his films like Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), Alfred Hitchcock's Family Plot (1976), Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy (1972). During the making of Frenzy (1972), Hitchcock's wife Alma suffered a paralyzing stroke which made her unable to walk very well at all. On March 7, 1979, Hitchcock was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award, where he said this famous quote: "I beg permission to mention by name only four people who have given me the most affection, appreciation, and encouragement, and constant collaboration. The first of the four is a film editor, the second is a scriptwriter, the third is the mother of my daughter Pat, and the fourth is as fine a cook as ever performed miracles in a domestic kitchen and their names are Alma Reville." By this time, he was quite ill with angina and his kidneys had already started to fail. He started to write a screenplay with _Ernest Lehman_ called The Short Night but he fired Lehman and hired young writer David Freeman to rewrite the script. Due to Hitchcock's failing health the film was never made, but Freeman published the script after Hitchcock's death. In late 1979, Hitchcock was knighted, making him Sir Alfred Hitchcock. On the 29th April 1980, 9:17AM, he died peacefully in his sleep due to renal failure. His funeral was held in the Church of Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills. Father Thomas Sullivan led the service with over 600 people attended the service, among them were Mel Brooks (director of High Anxiety (1977), a comedy tribute to Hitchcock and his films), Louis Jourdan, Karl Malden, Tippi Hedren, Janet Leigh and François Truffaut.

MORE INFO ON JON FINCH: Dark, broodingly handsome Jon Finch was the son of a merchant banker. His first stage role was in elementary school at age 13 playing a Roman noblewoman(!). After gaining experience in amateur theatre groups and following a short stint with a folk singing group, he suddenly left for military service at age 18, serving in a parachute regiment. He returned to acting a few years later and delved seriously into classical theatre with several different repertory companies, appearing in over 50-60 plays, including "Night of the Iguana" and "She Stoops to Conquer", and serving as stage manager and / or assistant director for several of these companies. His first TV break came in 1967 and shortly thereafter won supporting roles in a couple of Hammer Studio film productions, The Vampire Lovers (1970) and The Horror of Frankenstein (1970). This was a sign as to the direction his cinematic career would take. His Gothic-edged film career peaked in the early 70s with such classy fare as Roman Polanski's Macbeth (1971), in which he played the tormented title role, in a particularly gory and controversial presentation; Alfred Hitchcock's macabre serial-killer thriller Frenzy (1972), in which he is a suspect in the dastardly crimes; The Last Days of Man on Earth (1973), an end-of-the-world sci-fi adventure that has since earned cult status; and the all-star production of Death on the Nile (1978), an elegant whodunit, courtesy of Agatha Christie. More importantly, he took part in many Shakespeare pieces that were transferred to TV, Richard II (1978) and Much Ado About Nothing (1984). His career grew more erratic into the 80s and, for the most part, was typically cast in horror roles. But the gentleman has risen above it all with definite class, intelligence and a certain natural charm.

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ALFRED HITCHCOCK Original FRENZY Uncut PRESSBOOK
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