Hollywood Magazine (1941) - She's an "Oscar" Menace
- article: She's an "Oscar" Menace
- journal: Hollywood Magazine (January 1941)
- issue: volume 30, issue 1, pages 21
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- publisher: Fawcett Publications, Inc.
- keywords: Academy Awards, Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne, Foreign Correspondent (1940), Ida Lupino, Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, New York City, New York, Walter Wanger
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."