Total bastard. I heard a radio interview with her recently. She took great pride in the fact that although he made sure she never worked in films again, he didn't break her. What an absolute shit he was.
Sole, I remember reading somewhere that he apparently said she wouldn't leave him alone, even though he was a married man etc. Others suggest it was the other way round, & because she turned him down, that was why he stopped her career.
I forgot it was on tonight, I wanted to watch the Hitchcock film. What channel was it on?
Sole apparently because she was signed to a contract all offers of work had to go through him and he would say she was unavailable. By the time her contracted ended several years later she was no longer the girl of the moment and her career never recovered. Although other leading ladies of his have come out to say he is nothing like how he was portrayed in The Girl.
I didn't see the prog but will certainly be seeking it out but usually every time she's in the news for slagging him off, loads of other people who worked with him, including many of his other leading ladies, come forward to question her version of events and that her version bears no resemblance to the man they knew.
Yes fair point. I have no idea what the real truth is of course. I just worry about it basically because he's not here to defend himself so things like this always make me a bit uncomfortable.
I just remember her saying he was the reason she didn't get Oscar nominations for Marnie and The birds which I think is unlikely. I love The birds as a film, its one of my favourites but she was not a very good actress at all. I suspect that's the reason she wasn't Oscar nominated to be honest.
I only just watched this yesterday. I do enjoy his films, but I have heard things about Hitchcock before to suggest he was odd, not just with Tippi. He was annoyed with Grace Kelly for leaving the US and marrying a prince. She was perfection to him, but apparently he knew he didn't stand a chance from the off so he just put her on a pedestal. Grace liked his dirty jokes and knew how to handle Hitchcock, but he didn't forgive her for leaving the biz and perhaps that's why he took it out on poor Tippi. On wiki the writer said that on Marnie, Hitchcock certainly said "When he sticks it in I want a close up on her face". If even only half of that programme was true it was horrid. Shudder. That's just one of the stories that we know of from Hollywood, goodness only knows what else has and does go on.