Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcock and His Leading Ladies

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The inspiration behind BBC2's The Girl starring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller, Spellbound by Beauty examines Hitchcock's relationship with his leading ladies including Tippi Hendren and Grace Kelly. Hitchcock is also the subject of an upcoming film, Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren dues for release in 2013.

Spellbound by Beauty examines Alfred Hitchcock's well known collaborations with the leading ladies of his day, and, in so doing, delves into his creative life and his uniquely curious professional and personal relationships. The result is a singular kind of life story - a book about film and film stars; business and power; sex and fantasy; romance and derailed psychology.

Drawing on explosive, never-before-published material and details gleaned through his friendship with Hitchcock, along with archival material and personal collections only recently made available, Donald Spoto casts a new light on this most famous of directors. He traces Hitchcock's professional and social rise and deals frankly with his strange marriage to Alma Reville, his distance from his daughter, Patricia, and his obsessive relationships with a number of his leading ladies from Grace Kelly and Kim Novak to Tippi Hedren.

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"As Donald Spoto demonstrates, Hitchcock's art imitated his life and mentality with disquieting closeness." ( Daily Express)

"A brisk and interesting read" ( Irish Independent)

"A fascinating look at a flawed and troubled genius whose creative influence still lives on." ( Waterstone’s Books Quarterly)

"Spoto does a workmanlike job with this rich vein of creepy material" ( Independent)

"This study provides new insights into a flawed cinematic genius." ( Choice Magazine)

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'Hitchcock was eccentric, brilliant, vulnerable, testy and, in the final analysis, human. To reinforce that humanity, indeed to show its darker side, is the purpose of Donald Spoto's Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcock and His Leading Ladies.'

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