Hitchcock Chronology: 1922
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- During summer of 1922, Famous Players-Lasky begins to wind up it's UK operation and lays off many of it's staff — including the 22 year old Alma Reville. The hard-working Alfred Hitchcock survives the job cuts and continues to work at the Islington Studios, which are leased out to other filmmakers.
- It is believed that Hitchcock pens the screenplay treatment for Good Night, Nurse! during 1922.
Month by Month
- 12th - Film canisters suddenly catch fire in the basement of Famous Lasky Film Services in Wardour Street, London. Employee Daisy Sharp is blown backwards through a doorway by the force of the explosion but is able to raise the alarm and evacuate the building. As firemen arrive, a second explosion is heard. By the time the fire is brought under control, four firemen have been severely burned.
- 15th - The Times reviews Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush and says that there "is a wholly pleasant flavour about this mid-Victorian story [and] some excellent characterizations of Scottish village types".
Notes & References
- The fire was reported in several newspapers, including the Dundee Evening Telegraph (13/Feb/1922).
- The Times (15/Nov/1922) - Films of the Week