Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Mysteries of Movie Business.(Final)

Byline: Jim Belshaw Of the Journal

Tony Hillerman waits for his Hitchcock moment, waiting being the subtext of every movie set. It is the first day of shooting "A Thief of Time," the next PBS installment of Hillerman's work on the acclaimed series "Mystery!" Upon arriving on the set north of Bernalillo, it was suggested to the novelist that he do a "Hitchcock," a cameo of the sort made famous by Alfred Hitchcock, who appeared for a moment in his movies. Hillerman cheerfully agrees.

Someone puts a headband on him. He is seated in a "revival tent" where actor Graham Greene will enter with a fire and brimstone flourish as Slick Nakai, a Navajo evangelist.

Hillerman chats with Navajo extras and signs autographs. …

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