A 90-year-old photograph album has been unearthed in a Sussex auction house, of Hollywood film director Alfred Hitchcock at a young age playing with friends.
The rare photographs of the famous director show him playing tennis in a dress and also relaxing with friends on the beach.
ITV News correspondent Damon Green reports:
Book dealer Christian White who found the book at auction said:
After a career spanning more than half a century, Alfred Hitchcock created a recognisable directorial movie style.
He pioneered the use of a camera made to move in a way that mimics a person's gaze, such as The Birds or Rear Window, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism.
The photographs give a unique glimpse into the early years of one of the most celebrated and iconic directors of modern cinema.
The top ten Alfred Hitchcock movies according to Listverse:
- Rear Window 1954
- Psycho 1960
- North by Northwest 1959
- Vertigo 1958
- Rebecca 1940
- Strangers on a Train 1951
- Notorious 1946
- Shadow of a Doubt 1943
- Dial M for Murder 1954
- The Birds 1963