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Alfred Hitchcock visits Miami, 1958 | Flashback Miami
We were there....with Hitchcock By CARY WETTERAU Miami Herald Staff Writer Egg-shaped and affable Alfred Hitchcock, genius of the spine-chilling thrill; and his British wife Alma are in Miami for the first time since 1939. The film and TV producer-director arrived Friday for a weekend at the Carillon Hotel. (Then they go to New York and on to their home in Bel Air. Calif.) They are a most intriguing couple. Hitchcock, who once weighed 300 pounds, has a beguiling dead pan, tinted a fascinating shade of pink. He stands five feet nine inches and is shaped like a balding Buddha. And almost as imperturbable. He occasionally flashes a weird humor. He is this side of 60. Alma Hitchcock is button-cute - all four feet eleven of her! She has red-gold hair and greenish eyes. Her charm is genuine. "Loved the trip up," (from Jamaica) she said in her English accent tinged with traces of Paris, Cairo, Calcutta and Singapore. "How nice to feel the sun!'' "Hitch," as Alma calls him had his TV contract