By Jason Persse
Five for Friday, written by a variety of MoMA staff members, is our attempt to spotlight some of the compelling, charming, and downright curious works in the Museum’s rich collection.
Tomorrow (and every March 12) is National Alfred Hitchcock Day. This annual tribute to the cinema’s Master of Suspense is certainly welcome—especially at MoMA, where we have several of the director’s films in the collection—though it does seem somewhat arbitrary. It’s not like March is his birth month or anything (he was born August 13). Reliable information about this “observance” is thin on the ground; Internet citations seem to appear out of nowhere around 2012. But then, the proliferation of National