We’re wishing a happy one hundred and eleventh birthday to grand old Alfred! It’s amazing that his career spanned slient movies to color classics, made in both Britain and the U.S. My favorite film of his is Rear Window—so suspensful!—but here are a few hand picked items that celebrate his possibly best known film, The Birds.

My mom and her friends went to see this classic film when it was first out in theaters. Afterward, as she tells the story, they all went to a diner to eat. The door swung shut behind them and squeaked as it closed, and they all screamed after being on edge for the entire movie! Classic!

Links to shops: Reagan’sBrain, TenderBeasts, ClaudiaVarosio, DVD Collection,