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Hitchcock: The Gentleman Prefers Blondes

I never met Alfred Hitchcock, but I did interview Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh about the making of Psycho, the seminal thriller for which both actors are best remembered, and which is currently the subject of a breathtakingly wrong-headed and

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The Puzzle Without A Solution

I remember the day clearly. Fifty years ago, in the time when news still arrived in newspapers, the afternoon edition of the Toronto Telegram fell onto our small town Ontario doorstep reporting that Marilyn Monroe, age thirty-six, had been found dead at

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The Guy Who Fired Robert Redford (and Forever Changed Movies)

When I did that sort of thing for a living, one of my favorite people to interview was the producer Richard Zanuck, who died of a heart attack last  week at the age of seventy-seven. Zanuck was stiff and formal, handsome

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