Mural

Hitchcock birds

Erection date: 30/5/2014

Inscription

Original concept by Anna Mill, www.annamill.com
Painted by Mateusz Odrobny, www.londonsignwriting.com 

Oh, this is so good - an ideal homage to Hitch's penchant for appearing in his films but in a way that you may miss him completely, like the invisible gorilla. Here his trademark silhouette is painted in one of the bird's eyes, exactly the right place for a film-maker to be hidden. Perfect.

Site: Hitchcock birth place (2 memorials)

E11, Leytonstone High Road, 517, Jet petrol station

To the left, just out of view of our camera there is a petrol station. This is where the Hitchcock family greengrocers used to stand and where Alfred was born. The plaque is affixed to the back wall of the forecourt.

On the pavement, about where the man is walking, there are a number of black birds inlaid into the flags.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Hitchcock birds

Subjects commemorated i

Alfred Hitchcock

Film director. Born at 517 Leytonstone High Road above his father William’s g...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Created by i

Waltham Forest Council

Formed in 1965 from the joining of Chingford, Leyton and Walthamstow.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Also at this site i

Hitchcock plaque

Hitchcock plaque

Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, the famous film director was born near this site at ...

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