The Author of The Pleasure Garden
April 29, 1980
Today is the anniversary of the death of the author and director Alfred Hitchcock.
On social media, there are images of a very young Alfred Hitchcock in Italy, on the set of what many believed to be his first feature-length silent film, The Pleasure Garden (1925).
Alfred filmed an extravagant “Garden Party" scene in his 1950 film Stage Fright starring Jane Wyman and Alastair Sim.
In 1989, the first three reels of Alfred Hitchcock's 1923 silent film "The White Shadow" was discovered in Jack Murtagh's garden shed in Hastings, New Zealand. The film was long thought to be lost.
It was Alfred Hitchcock who said,
"Places are the real stars of my films:
the Psycho house, the house in Rebecca, the Covent Garden market in Frenzy..."