I think I first learned about Ivor Novello in Truffaut's Hitchcock. I thought, what a funny name. Later I saw Blackmail. Novello was good as the potential serial killer. Later I learned that Ivor Novello was not his original name. Later I learned that he was a songwriter and I knew some of his songs. He was born 125 years ago today, on 15-January-1893.