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Hollywood Magazine (1941) - She's an "Oscar" Menace





Laraine calls Alfred Hitchcock the best director in the world. She also nominates him as the fanciest practical joker she ever met. The two classifications have a connection, she claims, for Hitchcock has a talent for making acting chores seem light.

"In one particularly scary scene I had to sneak down a dark corridor," she explains. "When I got to the end, there was Mr. Hitchcock, sticking out his tongue and flapping his hands in back of his ears. I didn't dare laugh, because the cameras were turning. But he certainly eliminated any tension I felt in playing the scene."