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Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), Film director

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock

Sitter in 22 portraits
London born film director; directed the first British talking film, Blackmail (1929), but worked in Hollywood from 1939 where he became known as the 'master of suspense' for films such as Spellbound (1945), Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958) and North by Northwest (1959). Constantly exploiting technical innovations and prolifically inventive, Hitchcock's films vary widely from romantic drama and comedy thriller to the horror classic, Psycho (1960). The psychological manipulation of his audience was much admired by the French directors of the nouvelle vague.

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P490(39)

Alfred Hitchcock

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1960
NPG P490(39)

P490(40)

Alfred Hitchcock

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1960
NPG P490(40)

P138

Alfred Hitchcock

by Bob Willoughby
bromide print, 1964
NPG P138

x182316

Andrew Graham Murray, 1st Viscount Dunedin; Alfred Hitchcock

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide press print, 1934
NPG x182316

x3565

Alfred Hitchcock; Alma Reville

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x3565

x3563

Alfred Hitchcock

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x3563

x3564

Alfred Hitchcock

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x3564

x3567

Alfred Hitchcock

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x3567

x194278

Alma Reville; Patricia Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock

by Associated Press
vintage print, 11 July 1940
NPG x194278

x182315

Alfred Hitchcock; Jane Wyman

by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
bromide press print, 22 September 1949
NPG x182315

x88147

Alma Reville; Alfred Hitchcock

by Planet News
bromide print, 25 October 1955
NPG x88147

x88146

Alfred Hitchcock

by Associated Press
bromide print, 1971
NPG x88146

x182313

Anna Massey; Alfred Hitchcock

by Associated Press
bromide press print, July 1971
NPG x182313

P593

Alfred Hitchcock

by Irving Penn
vintage bromide print, 1947
NPG P593

x2372

Alfred Hitchcock

by Howard Coster
print, 1936
NPG x2372

x2373

Alfred Hitchcock

by Howard Coster
print, 1936
NPG x2373

x3530

Alfred Hitchcock

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x3530

x3566

Alfred Hitchcock

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x3566

x3568

Alfred Hitchcock

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x3568

x182314

Alfred Hitchcock

by Brenard Press Ltd
bromide press print, 1955
NPG x182314

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