Alfred Hitchcock Collectibles And Memorabilia
Alfred Hitchcock (1899 – 1980) was a renowned English film director and producer. He directed 66 films during his career, 16 of which were nominated for Oscars, and is recognised as one of the most gifted and innovative directors of all time.
He was also renowned for making iconic cameo appearances in his films, and presented a television show entitled ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’ which featured short stories of suspense.
At a Las Vegas auction held by Julien’s in 2008, Hitchcock’s driving license was sold for $8,000, twice the pre-sale estimate.
An original poster for Hitchcock’s 1934 film ‘Secret Agent’ was sold by Heritage Auction Galleries in March 2010 for $17,925.
In 2006 the auction house also sold an original one-sheet from ‘The 39 Steps’ (1935) for $14,950.
All the production materials from Hitchcock’s films made after 1940 are kept in a family archive in Beverley Hills, California, and items of memorabilia rarely appear on the market.
But in April 2011 Bonhams announced that a rare pre-production storyboard from the 1950 film ‘Stage Fright’ would be sold in their June auction with an estimated price of £20,000 - £30,000. It was eventually sold for £28,000 at the sale in London.