Nova Pilbeam

  1. Margaret Lockwood, The Lady Vanishes, 1937.     The  favourite Hitchcock film of François Truffaut and  Orson Welles (he watched  it a dozen times). Hitch tested Leigh and mused over Pilbeam, his muse in two previous films: the first Man Who Knew Too Much and Young and Innocent.  (And almost Mrs De Winter…) .  While helming Lady, Hitch received the famous telegram from producer David O Selznick, inviting him to… Hollywood! 
  2. Joan Fontaine, Rebecca,  1939.


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