Oak Hills, UT August 1958 J. R. Eyerman

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


It was fifty years ago tonight that the Alfred Hitchcock classic "Pycho" made people afraid to take showers.  50!  Anthony Perkins gave new meaning to the term "Creep."  I think he was the template for all creeps for years to come!  Poor Janet Leigh later said that it was a role that she could not shake.  Hitchcock wanted the film in black and white because he felt that if he shot it in color it would be too gory.  

How about a bit of trivia?

  • The "blood" in the shower scene was really chocolate sauce!  Yummy!
  • The car Janet Leigh drove, a 1957 Ford, was the same one the Cleaver family drove on "Leave It to Beaver." So not only did she steal from her employer but she took Ward Cleaver's car!
  • The sound that the knife makes penetrating the flesh is actually the sound of a knife stabbing a casaba melon.  Try it on your next picnic!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


This day cannot pass without a tip of the hat and a hearty "Happy Birthday" to the Drive In Theatre.  It was on June 6, 1933 in Camden, New Jersey that the drive in was born.  I have many fond memories of the drive in as a kid but I will detail them in my book.  My drive in experiences as an adult tend to be less special. 

There are still 300 drive ins through out the U. S.

Again, Happy Birthday, Drive Ins!!!