Alfred Hitchcock – Died on 29 April 1980

Posted on April 28th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Alfred Hitchcock, ‘The Master of Suspense’, died in Bel Air, California, on 29 April 1980.

As Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone and lived in London till 1939, the Archive contains scores of stories about his life in the UK – indeed, it’s very interesting to follow his life and career via newspaper reports contained in the BNA.

Included below are two reports from the 1920s that offer a snapshot of Hitchcock’s life as a film director when he lived in England.

historical newspaper story about alfred hitchcock

Western Morning News – Saturday 29 May 1926

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000329/19260529/024/0006

historical newspaper story about alfred hitchcock

Hull Daily Mail – Tuesday 14 May 1929

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000324/19290514/018/0004

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