31 December, 2005

An Author Writes

This from May 24, 1999 2:27pm

Subject: Hitchcock's birthday

Alfred Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, London, on 13 August, 1899, and to celebrate, the London Borough of Waltham Forest, containing Leytonstone, is planning an exhibition at the Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow, called 'Hitchcock - From Leytonstone to Hollywood'. As part of this celebration, Paul Condon and I have been invited to give a "talk" on Thursday August 12 from 6.30 to about 8-ish, discussing our book, "The Complete Hitchcock" and making as many slanderous and ill-informed comments as we possibly can.

Personally, the whole idea fills me with dread, so I'd love it if some of you sexy people could join us for what will be our unofficial book launch. It'll be a tiny affair, only about 40 people can fit in there apparently, but for those that are interested, there'll be a bag of crisps, a can of flat diet coke and a handi-wipe to pass round between the lot of yer. We can go for a drink afterwards and you lot can take the piss out of me ('cos Paul will be fab as ever).

More news nearer the time,

Jim Sangster
...who only realised this morning that Hitch's 100th anniversary falls on Friday 13th!!!

I can't actually remember why we didn't end up having this booklaunch, whether I bottled out as usual or whether they cancelled. But it didn't happen anyway.

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