Vogue (1943) - People and Ideas: Alfred Hitchcock Directs the Young Edna May Wonacott
- magazine article: People and Ideas: Alfred Hitchcock Directs the Young Edna May Wonacott
- journal: Vogue (15/May/1943)
- issue: volume 101, issue 10, page 66
- journal ISSN: 0042-8000
- publisher: Condé Nast
- keywords: Alfred Hitchcock, Edna May Wonacott, Shadow of a Doubt (1943), The 39 Steps (1935)
People and Ideas: Alfred Hitchcock Directs the Young Edna May Wonacott
Hitchcock pictures are projections of Hitchcock acting, of Hitchcock skipping along, crying, gay, morose. England's suspense expert, he brought to Hollywood an outsize reputation, matching his global body, for directing such decorous shockers as "The 39 Steps." His latest is "Shadow of a Doubt." But Hitchcock does more than direct; he plays every part. Across his heavy face flickers the lightest shade of emotion, his hands take a Madonna gesture, his legs the bounce of a ten-year-old. Here he show a ten-year-old, to whom skipping is native, how to skip, how to cry.
FORTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD HITCHCOCK SHOWING A HAPPY WALK, A TURN, A WAVE, A SKIP: HITCHCOCK WEEPING, MANIPULATING HIS HANKERCHIEF.
EDNA MAY WONACOTT COPYING HITCHCOCK FAITHFULLY, HIS TIME, HIS TURN, HIS GESTURES: WEEPING ALMOST IDENTICALLY, MANIPULATING HER HANKERCHIEF.