Fact: Nine of Alfred Hitchcock's earliest works are set to hit the road in America this summer (13) after being restored by the British Film Institute. The collection of silent films will make stops in several cities across the country, including Los Angeles and New York.
Fact: Sir Anthony Hopkins has shown off his dramatic transformation into Alfred Hitchcock for an upcoming movie about the making of Psycho. Wearing a prosthetic double chin, the actor looks uncannily like the horror director as he poses in profile.
Fact: Legendary moviemaker Alfred Hitchcock will be honoured with a special arts event in London later this year (12). The British Film Institute will stage screenings of 58 of Hitchcock's works.
Fact: The first half of Alfred Hitchcock's earliest surviving film, 1924's The White Shadow, has been discovered in the vaults of the New Zealand Film Archive.
Fact: The original sheet music for composer BERNARD HERRMANN's score to Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO, which carries the notes to the thriller's infamous shower scene, is going under the hammer later this month (24Mar09) at British auction house Bonhams.
Fact: Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has been given a hip-hop makeover to look like his favourite rapper Lil Wayne for the September (08) issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine. Giorgio Armani also took part in the fantasy shoot, posing as Fred Astaire, while Michael Kors depicted James Stewart in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Rear Window.
Quote: "I do have a Hitchcock moment. Most people in the first pass can't find me, so that's good; you'll have to see it again to find me." Former FRIENDS star-turned-director David Schwimmer on his brief Alfred Hitchcock-esque cameo in new movie RUN FAT BOY RUN.
Fact: Alfred Hitchcock's legendary 1960 shocker PSYCHO has inspired an upcoming spin-off TV series, THE BATES MOTEL.