Savoy Hotel, London
The Savoy Hotel is a luxury hotel located on the Strand in the City of Westminster in central London.
It was built by impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte with profits from his Gilbert and Sullivan operas and opened on 6 August 1889.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Other Links to Hitchcock
The hotel has several other links to Hitchcock:
- In May 1923, a press party was held at the Savoy to welcome American actress Betty Compson to England, prior to the filming of Woman to Woman and The White Shadow.
- On 6th August 1930, Hitchcock was one of 300 invited guests at a luncheon at the hotel to honour pilot Amy Johnson.
- According to Hugh Stewart, Hitchcock treated members of the cast and crew to a meal at the Savoy during the filming of The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934).
- At an ceremony held in the Savoy on 23rd January 1935, the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers awarded Hitchcock a gold medal of merit for "finest film of the year made in Britain", The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934).
- Whilst on his first visit to America, Hitchcock told New York journalists that he would be taking U.S. recipes back to the chefs at the Savoy Grill.
- Hitchcock likely stayed at the Savoy during filming on Under Capricorn (1949), as he and Ingrid Bergman were photographed there in July 1948.
- During the London-based filming for Stage Fright (1950), the Hitchcocks stayed at the hotel. They arrived there in early May 1949.