Friday, 11 May 2012

LETTERS OF NOTE: Thank You Mr. Hitchcock

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Another Hitch-related widget from Letters of Note.

While filming on location for The Birds in 1962, Hitchcock took time out from shooting to visit a local school in Bodega Bay, talking to the pupils and signing autographs. He later received a letter of thanks from the school's principal, describing the positive effect his visit had on one shy young boy.

Hitchcock often told a story about his fear of the police starting when he was sent to the local police station by his father as punishment for a minor misdemeanour. The police sergeant on duty read the note the young Hitchcock had brought, and placed him in a cell for five minutes - an experience that the five-year-old lad found terrifying. One wonders what impact meeting Hitchcock had on this young boy...

You can find the letter to Hitchcock here.

Daniel

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