According to the Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 10:
1976-1980. (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1995), the Hitchcock quote has
the following source:
"Later in life, he told Marie Torre, a columnist for the New York
Herald Tribune, about some of the things that frightened him: "Here's
a list in order of adrenaline production: 1. Little children; 2.
Policemen; 3. High places; 4. That my next picture won't be as good as
the last one."
I have contacted the Center for American History:
that keeps the morgue files for the NY Herald Tribune, and they have
agreed to take a look and see if they can find the Torre article and
Their search might take several days however (and they confessed that
the files aren't quite as organized as they might be), so I wouldn't
count on this turning up the original. But if it does, I'll certainly
post the additional information here as a follow-up to this answer.
Hope this helps you in your search.
search strategy: "Hitchcock" in several biographical resources
Google search on "New York Herald Tribune" morgue
P.S. Please be aware that if you want to compensate Bobbie7 for the
good work she did (her comment gave me a clue to dig a bit deeper),
you can always post a "question" to her attention.
Clarification of Answer by
14 May 2003 16:02 PDT
Wow...the archives people in Texas FOUND IT already!!!!
Here's what they told me:
"The article was from Marie Torre's "TV-Radio Today" column on March
28, 1957. [NOTE from pafalafa-ga: from the NY Herald Tribune, of
Stephanie, the archive lady, also went on to say:
"I can have a photocopy made for you if you'd like. The cost would be
$6.25 though, 25 cents for the copy plus a $6 shipping and handling
fee. Let me know if you'd like me to put the order in."
You can contact Stephanie at:
The Center for American History
1 University Station, #D1100
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-0335
(I'd be glad to do it for you except I can't since researchers and
customers are not permitted personal communications. If you do
contact her, though, let me know in advance and I'll let Stephanie
know to expect to hear from you...it avoids some potential confusion).