The Rebecca font was inspired by the handwriting of the title character of the classic film. Rebecca (1940) was based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The title character is dead and not even a portrait of her is ever seen. Her handwriting appears several times in the film and is perhaps the thing that most personalizes her. Indeed, her large initial R appears embroidered on a number of her possessions. Rebecca’s signature, address book, and correspondence all appear in closeups as evidence of her existence.