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New York City, New York

New York is the most populous city in the United States and the centre of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. The city is referred to as New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part.

During Alfred Hitchcock's first visit to America in August 1937, he stayed with his family in New York.

On 17th January 1952, Alfred Hitchcock's daughter Patricia married Joseph O'Connell at the Our Lady Chapel in St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York.

Hitchcock's Films

North by Northwest (1959)

New York City was one of the filming locations used for North by Northwest.

Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel is used twice during the film — firstly near the start, when Roger Thornhill is abducted from the Oak Bar, and then later when he is searching George Kaplan's hotel room with his mother.

Old Westbury Gardens

The exterior of Westbury House was used as the location of Lester Townsend's house.

United Nations

Grand Central Station

After the assassination at the United Nations, Thornhill goes on the run and catches the 20th Century Limited train to Chicago from Grand Central Station.

Topaz (1969)

LaGuardia International Airport

André and Nicole Devereaux meet their daughter Michèle and son-in-law François Picard in a scene staged at the airport. At the start of the scene, Hitchcock made his cameo appearance, as a man in a wheelchair. Although possibly filmed on a studio set, the level of authentic detail is surprisingly high so was seemingly filmed on location.[1]

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Image Gallery

Images from the Hitchcock Gallery (click to view larger versions or search for all relevant images)...



  1. For example, see this frame which shows worn wood on the wall as well as faded paint and darker patches on the corners of the wall.