Taking inspiration from our special event on Henry K Miller’s new book The First True Hitchcock, the Reuben Library kick-starts 2022 with a curated display of materials celebrating the early career of the master of suspense. Hitchcock spent the first 20 years of his film career working in Europe before moving to Hollywood in 1939. From his directorial debut The Pleasure Garden, filmed in Germany in 1925, through to Jamaica Inn (1939), our free display will cover those early years and influences on the young director.

‘The whole approach to this film was instinctive with me. It was the first time I exercised my style. In truth, you might almost say that The Lodger was my first picture’
Hitchcock/Truffaut (1962)