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TIME (06/Sep/1937) - When he arrived in the U.S...

(c) Time (06/Sep/1937)

When he arrived in the U.S., famed, fat, English Cinema Director Alfred Hitchcock (The 39 Steps, The Man Who Knew Too Much) expected to have trouble with the food. After toting his 252 lb. through a tour of Manhattan restaurants,

Director Hitchcock announced he found U.S. food excellent, especially the ice cream. Said he, "Such ice cream I would not trade for a steak & kidney pudding, a boiled silversmith with carrots & dumplings, or a Kentish chicken pudding. In fact, I like it."