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bromide print, 1971
10 in. x 7 3/4 in. (250 mm x 196 mm)
Transferred from Evening Standard Library, 1983
In 1971 Hitchcock returned to Pinewood for the first time in 21 years to make Frenzy, a film about a psychopathic murderer in Covent Garden, London. It was followed, in 1976, by Family Plot, his last return to the comedy thriller. Hitchock died in Los Angeles on 29 April 1980. Photographed at Pinewood Studios, 1971.
The United Kingdom changes to the Decimal System for currency, getting rid of shillings, and guineas and simplifying the denomination of pounds into 100 pence. This brought the British pound sterling in line with other currencies and made computer calculation easier.
Art and science
Michael Caine stars in the filmGet Carter
, a British crime classic about a man who sets out to get bloody revenge on the gangsters that killed his brother.
The Immigration Act consolidated previous legislation in order to limit immigration, by requiring applicants to hold a work permit and introduced the concept of right of abode.In Uganda, Idi Amin overthrows President Milton Obote and becomes dictator.