Selected items from the Alfred Hitchcock papers. Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) was a British director, producer, and screenwriter whose film career spanned 1919 to 1976. After more than a decade as one of Britain’s leading directors, he emigrated to the United States in 1939. His first American film, REBECCA (1940), was a smash hit and Hitchcock was nominated for an Academy Award. In the 1940s he made such films as SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943) and NOTORIOUS (1946), and in the 1950s directed, among others, STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951), REAR WINDOW (1954), VERTIGO (1958), and NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959). Hitchcock had his greatest commercial success with PSYCHO (1960) and then moved to Universal for the remainder of his career, helming such films as THE BIRDS (1963) and FRENZY (1972). Hitchcock was nominated by the Academy five times in the directing category. He received the 1967 Irving G. Thalberg Award. Read more about the Alfred Hitchcock papers.
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