"Keep your body still"
North by Northwest | Alfred Hitchcock | 1959
Vintage black and white still photograph of Alfred Hitchcock on the set of his 1959 film, taken by noted photographer Friedhelm von Estorff, with his rubber stamp on the verso. The director stands behind the blade of the fateful prop plane that is to take Cary Grant to his final destination in a long journey.
Von Estorff was nearing the peak of his powers at this time. Earlier in the 1950s he had photographed Josephine Baker, Marlene Dietrich, and John Wayne, and in the decade to come would become better known for his work in pop music, photographing the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and the Who, among others.
9 x 7 inches. Fine. In a custom museum-quality frame, archivally mounted, with UV glass, double mounted with both sides exposed for viewing.