Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hollywood Collectors Show

Here are a few pics from last weekend's Hollywood Collectors Show in Burbank. I went with fellow DreamWorks animators Jeremy Bernstein and Morgan Kelly. Above: Kevin and Richard Dreyfuss.
Morgan and Verne Troyer(Mini-Me)
Kevin and Dom Deluise

Jeremy and Patty McCormick, star of "The Bad Seed".

Monday, April 21, 2008

"PSYCHO" ... 48 years later

One of my favorite films is the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock classic, "Psycho". Here are a series of photos I've taken comparing the present day locations with the film.
The Psycho house on the Universal back lot is not in the original location. It has been moved twice since the filming. The actual filming location is near the lake where Jaws attacks the tram. Also, the original motel was torn down. The one you see today was created from old blueprints and photos for the Psycho sequels.
Mother is still home. I remember seeing the original Mother when I was a kid. She was on display in a glass case, rocking back and forth. It gave me the creeps.
For some reason Universal has set pieces from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" right next to the Bates Motel.
I recently found the car lot used in the film. It's on Lankershim Blvd., just North of Universal Studios. This is where Marion, played by Janet Leigh, goes to trade her car in. She is being watched by a cop(Mort Mills) from across the street who has become suspicious of her.

The brick building and doorway still exist. They've since added a show room to the lot.