Hitchcock Chronology: 1976
Month by Month
- 12-14th - Composer John Williams spends 3 days recording his score for Family Plot. Hitchcock, apparently unwell after returning from St. Moritz, briefly attends one of the sessions.
- 21st - Hitchcock's 53rd film Family Plot is premiered at Filmex, the Los Angeles International Film Festival.
- 23rd - Hitchcock takes part in a large press conference to promote his 53rd film, Family Plot.
- 12th - Director Frank Capra presents Hitchcock with an award at the "Entertainment '76" event in Hollywood.
- 1st - The New York Times reports that the French Consul General, Michel Rouganeau, presented Hitchcock with papers naming him "a commander of the French Order of National Arts and Letters" at a quiet ceremony in Hollywood. The article goes on to say, "Mr. Hitchcock said he was an unabashed francophile. He has a high regard for France, for French culture and particularly French food."
- 20th - Actress Phyllis Konstam, who appeared in four of Hitchcock's early films, dies of a heart attack, aged 69.
- 7th - As part of a season celebrating the 50th anniversary of Elstree Studios, BBC Television broadcasts Blackmail (1929) with a specially recorded introduction by Hitchcock.
Notes & References
- Sleeve notes from Family Plot (VCL 1110 1115, 2010)
- The Encyclopedia of Alfred Hitchcock (2002) by Thomas M. Leitch, page 100
- Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, page 729
- New York Times (01/Jul/1976)
- Project Genome: BBC Radio Times Archive