Hitchcock Chronology: 1972
Month by Month
- 1st - The Hitchcocks return to London from their Christmas holidays in Marrakesh to continue post-production work on Frenzy.
- 3rd - Hitchcock films portions of the trailer for Frenzy at London County Hall. Stuntwoman Roberta Gibbs plays the role of the corpse in the River Thames.
- 15th - The Hitchcocks leave London for New York.
- 19th - The Hitchcocks arrive back in Los Angeles after visiting New York.
- 31st - Studio recordings begin for Ron Goodwin's replacement Frenzy score, with evening sessions on January 31st and February 1st, followed by an all-day session on February 4th.
- 27th - Hitchcock attends a film class at the University of South California, held by Professor Arthur Knight. The director screens Frenzy for the students.
- 6th - The Hitchcocks leave Los Angeles for the Cannes Film Festival in France. They board the cruise liner Michelangelo in New York. During the voyage, several Hitchcock films are screened for the passengers, including Frenzy.
- 15th - The Hitchcocks arrive in Cannes and stay at the Carlton Hotel.
- 19th - Frenzy is shown at the Cannes Film Festival and Hitchcock receives a standing ovation from the audience.
- 20th - The Hitchcocks spend a day in Monaco with Princess Grace and her husband.
- 21st - The Hitchcocks arrive in London, ahead of the UK press screenings and London premier of Frenzy.
- 22nd - Frenzy is screened for the press in London.
- 25th - Frenzy is premiered in London. Before the screening, he was interviewed by Robert Robinson on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.
- 29th - In a letter to the editor published in The Times, author Arthur La Bern voices his disapproval of how his 1966 novel Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square was adapted into Frenzy by Hitchcock and Anthony Shaffer.
- 2nd - The Hitchcocks spend a night in Paris before flying back to New York the following day.
- 6th - Hitchcock is awarded an honourary degree from Columbia University.
- 8th - ABC broadcasts a 65-minute interview between Hitchcock and Dick Cavett.
- 12th - Hitchcock appears on the Mike Douglas Show.
- 20th - Frenzy is premiered in Boston. The day is officially declared "Alfred Hitchcock Day" by the mayor.
- 21st - Frenzy is premiered in New York.
- 16th - The first part of a two-part interview with Hitchcock, conducted by Pia Lindström, is broadcast on CBS as part of their Camera Three series.
- 23rd - The concluding part of a two-part interview with Hitchcock, conducted by William K. Everson, is broadcast on CBS as part of their Camera Three series.
- 18th - Hitchcock is interviewed during the AFI's Center for Advanced Film Studies' University Advisory Committee Seminar. When asked what he likes to do to cinema audiences, he responds, "Give them pleasure, the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare."
- 16th - Hitchcock attends George Cukor's luncheon honouring the visiting Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel.
Notes & References
- Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy: The Last Masterpiece (2012) by Raymond Foery, page 108
- Alfred Hitchcock's London: A Reference Guide to Locations (2009) by Gary Giblin, page 89
- Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy: The Last Masterpiece (2012) by Raymond Foery, page 109
- Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy: The Last Masterpiece (2012) by Raymond Foery, pages 112-3
- Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy: The Last Masterpiece (2012) by Raymond Foery, page 113
- Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy: The Last Masterpiece (2012) by Raymond Foery, page 114
- The Times (29/May/1972) - Letters to the Editor: Hitchcock's "Frenzy"
- Columbia Daily Spectator (05/Jun/1972) - Columbia to Grant 6800 Degrees
- Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy: The Last Masterpiece (2012) by Raymond Foery, pages 114-5
- The Dick Cavett Show (ABC, 08/Jun/1972)
- Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy: The Last Masterpiece (2012) by Raymond Foery, page 116
- Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy: The Last Masterpiece (2012) by Raymond Foery, page 117
- Interview: Camera Three (CBS, 1972)
- Interview: Alfred Hitchcock at the AFI Seminar roundtable (18/Aug/1972)
- Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, page 714