Hitchcock Chronology: 1937
Month by Month
- 21st - Blackmail is screened as part of the Association of Cine-Technicians' Winter Programme of lectures and film shows (1936-37).
- 4th - At 8:40pm, BBC Radio broadcasts a 20-minute programme titled "Shakespeare: Broadcasting and the Cinema", with Hitchcock and broadcaster Val Gielgud (brother of actor John Gielgud).
- 1st - Hitchcock gives a lecture as part of the Association of Cine-Technicians' Winter Programme of lectures and film shows (1936-37).
- 18th - The Hitchcocks, accompanied by their daughter Patricia and Joan Harrison, depart from Southampton to New York aboard to RMS Queen Mary.
- 24th - The Hitchcocks, accompanied by their daughter Patricia and Joan Harrison, are photographed dining in New York.
- 27th - Hitchcock is interviewed on the Movie Club radio programme, broadcast on WHN in New York.
- 31st - Despite heavy rain, the stars turn out in New York for the premiere of William Wyler's Dead End (1937) at the Rivoli Theater. Among them are the Hitchcocks — Alma wearing a "slim pale green crepe with matching bolero" — and the film's star, Sylvia Sidney, accompanied by Norman Bel Geddes (father of Barbara Bel Geddes). The other stars of the film are Humphrey Bogart and Joel McCrea.
- 4th - Variety reports that Hitchcock is sailing from New York to England aboard the MV Georgic.
- 12th - The Hitchcocks, along with daughter Patricia and Joan Harrison, arrive into Southampton aboard the MV Georgic.
- The October issue of the World Film News journal carries a short news item stating that Hitchcock is working with Joan Harrison and Alma Reville to adapt a short story by French author Marcel Achard, with the intention of beginning production in November. At present, no decision has been made on casting. Newspaper reports from October confirm the title as False Witness. Instead, Hitchcock eventually takes over the existing Lost Lady project which becomes The Lady Vanishes (1938).
Notes & References
- Radio listings in the Gloucestershire Echo (04/Mar/1937).
- See passenger list.
- Source: Radio Daily (27/Aug/1937)
- Variety (01/Aug/1937).
- Variety (08/Sep/1937)
- Wikipedia: MV Georgic
- See passenger list.