Alfred Hitchcock, English film director, in Australia, 9 May 1960.
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Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) is pictured here on a visit to Australia in 1960, the year in which Hitchcock’s released his most famous and controversial film. A contemporary newspaper caption reads: ‘Alfred Hitchcock, master of the thriller and suspense epics, looked puzzled. He'd just arrived in Sydney, Australia, and booked in at his hotel only to find he'd lost a shoe. After a short search, however, it was found under a chair, where he had kicked it during an interview.