Such a theory is not original.
True, Hitch might have been a bit razzled as he got older and maybe wasn't the perfect gentleman at all times, but hard to believe all these negatives words about him.
It doesn't occur to Spoto to question the veracity of Hedren, whom he elevates to saintly status, because that wouldn't fit into his biased agenda.
I mostly read towards the end of the book as I'm interested in Doris Day, Grace Kelly, and Tippi Hedren. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tiffy
a great read with apparently some pretty solid info. yes, the title lives up...you will be spellbound by the great Hitchcock, the truth behind his legend, and the fascinating... Read morePublished 4 months ago by johnnyjohnny
I know Donald Spoto. I interviewed him years ago in Manhattan. He was writing his first book abut Hitchcock which was terrific.
This one was good. Read more
This is actually what one might expect from Spoto. His "biography" writing (if one can could call it that) is always wrapped around his own pet theories. Read morePublished 18 months ago by ANDE
Wow, the controversy raised in these reviews really seems totally misplaced. Spoto's "Spellbound by Beauty" is meant for a wide audience--and does not begin to match the more... Read morePublished 20 months ago by jcappy
This book was a surprise. It's lightweight and filled with juicy, repeatable anecdotes movie fans will love. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Noneofyourbiz
Both. I found very interesting facts that I didn't know about Hitch (as he asked people to call him and "drop the cock"). Read morePublished 23 months ago by Judy