April 1, 1976: Alfred Hitchcock in his
suite at the St. Regis Hotel in New York. “After knighthood,” the
caption read, quoting Hitchcock, ” ‘all that was left was to await
death, a few vodkas hastening its advent.’ ” A note on the back of the
photograph clarified who was directing the photo shoot: “The picture
showing Mr. Hitchcock creeping his way through the plant in his room was
his idea.” Hitchcock died the following year.