By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (March 28, 2023) – In today’s edition of Fun with Maps from Steve Kovacs, we are thrilled by a story about birds.   


It all began in a San Francisco pet store with a purchase of a bird.

What followed in Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller-horror film was a series of unexplained bird attacks at Bodega Bay, north of San Francisco…

The classic film, The Birds, was released 60 years ago today, on March 28, 1963.

The Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, directed over 50 films.  He wanted to be an engineer, but unfortunately he had to drop out of school to earn money for the family upon the untimely passing of his father. Hitchcock eventually ended up at Islington Studios in London where he learned about making movies through a series of behind-the-scenes roles.  This led him to primarily directing.  He, his wife and daughter eventually moved to Hollywood in 1939.  And the rest is history.

San Francisco as it was in 1911.  This map was issued by Rand McNally and Company.

San Francisco from 1911 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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