Saturday 14th November 2020
More Famous than Morris: Why No Museum?
Speakers: Alfred Hitchcock of Leytonstone Society
The Alfred Hitchcock of Leytonstone Society and the Here’s to Hitchcock group are local projects run by volunteers which aim to ‘preserve, promote and progress’ his legacy. Sir Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), one of the world’s finest and most instantly recognisable directors, made over 50 films. Yet remarkably, the story of his local roots remains largely unexplored despite much work undertaken recently by local historians. Members will speak on Hitch’s local origins, early London upbringing and these influences on his films. Over time these, in turn, would also inform the thinking of other famous filmmakers. We learn tonight by this slide show and high quality artwork how local activists are putting Hitch back on the map at long last.