Just picking up on the theme of “waste”, in his interviews with Truffaut, Hitchcock said:
I’d like to try to do an anthology on food, showing its arrival in the city, its distribution, the selling, how it’s fixed up and absorbed. And gradually, the end of the film would show the sewers, and the garbage being dumped out into the ocean… Your theme might almost be the rottenness of humanity.
Costume designer extraordinaire Edith Head died on this day 1981.
Frequent Hitchcock collaborator Leo G Carroll was born on this day in 1892.
British silent film leading lady Lillian Hall-Davis (“The Ring” and “The Farmer’s Wife“) committed suicide on this day in 1933. Having failed to make the transition from silent to talking films, and suffering from neurasthenia and a nervous breakdown, she took her own life, aged just 34.