Monty Woolley was an American actor, with stage, film, TV and radio credits spanning the 1930s – 1950s. He is probably best known for his role in the original stage production as well as the 1942 film production of The Man Who Came to Dinner. Monty Woolley died in 1963, of natural causes. But there has always been a bit of confusion regarding his death. Because, in 1943, Alfred Hitchcock “murdered” Monty Wooley in a photo essay in Look Magazine.
Just last month, The Murder of Monty Woolley was re-released as a booklet from Madras Press. “Madras Press publishes limited-edition short stories and novella-length booklets and distributes the proceeds to a growing list of non-profit organizations chosen by our authors.” The proceeds from the re-release of The Murder of Monty Woolley will go to support research into cystic fibrosis. I picked up a copy on Sunday. And if you think the story needs a soundtrack, let me recommend, Music to be Murdered By.