"Some films are slices of life. Mine are slices of cake." — Alfred Hitchcock

Steve McQueen visits Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh on the set of Psycho.

Steve McQueen visits Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh on the set of Psycho.

Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992)

Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992)

Hitchcock and Leigh on the set of Psycho

Hitchcock and Leigh on the set of Psycho

On the set of Psycho

On the set of Psycho

2or3thingsiknowaboutfilm:

We all go a little mad sometimes.

2or3thingsiknowaboutfilm:

We all go a little mad sometimes.

"Hitch relished scaring me. When we were making Psycho, he experimented with the mother’s corpse, using me as his gauge. I would return from lunch, open the door to the dressing room and propped up in my chair would be this hideous monstrosity. The horror in my scream, registered on his Richter scale, decided which dummy he’d use as the Madame.”
- Janet Leigh

"Hitch relished scaring me. When we were making Psycho, he experimented with the mother’s corpse, using me as his gauge. I would return from lunch, open the door to the dressing room and propped up in my chair would be this hideous monstrosity. The horror in my scream, registered on his Richter scale, decided which dummy he’d use as the Madame.”

- Janet Leigh