Ed Driscoll

Hollywood: Pictures And A Thousand Words

Power Line quotes a a long email from William Katz, whom they describe as having had “a long and varied career, as an assistant to a U.S. senator; an officer in the CIA; an assistant to Herman Kahn, the nuclear war theorist; an editor at The New York Times Magazine; and a talent coordinator at The Tonight Show”.

At the Power Line site, he has a marvelous fantasy of Alfred Hitchcock pitching Rear Window to what he calls a modern “fetus in a three-piece suit” studio executive:

Now, clearly, that meeting never took place, but it’s a slightly overdrawn version of meetings that do take place every day in today’s Hollywood. They reflect the problem that I call TMCG