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- There really was a Hollywood by Janet Leigh
(Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1984).
- Psycho: Behind the Scenes of the Classic
Thriller by Janet Leigh with Christopher Nickens (New York: Harmony
- "A" Western Filmmakers: A Biographical Dictionary of
Writers, Directors, Cinematographers, Composers, Actors and Actresses
by Henryk Hoffmann (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., Inc., 2000).
- Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television (Detroit, MI : Gale Research Co.,
- The MGM Stock Company: The Golden Era by James Robert Parish and Ronald L. Bowers (New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House,
- Tony Curtis : the man and his movies by Allan
Hunter (New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, c1985).
The Books/ Plays of her Films:
- If winter comes by A.S.M. Hutchinson (Boston:
Little, Brown, and Company, 1921).
- Little Women, Or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy by
Louisa May Alcott (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1868).
- The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy (1922).
(inspiration for THAT FORSYTE WOMAN).
- Vespers in Vienna by Bruce Marshall (Boston:
Houghton Mifflin Co., 1947).
(inspiration for THE RED DANUBE).
- "Strictly dishonorable" by Preston Sturges (New York:
Grosset & Dunlap, c1931).
- Scaramouche: a romance of the French revolution
by Rafael Sabatini (Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921).
- Houdini: his life-story by Harold Kellock from
the recollections and documents of Beatrice Houdini (New York: Blue Ribbon
- Rogue cop by William P. McGivern (New York:
Dodd, Mead, 1954).
- Men of iron by Howard Pyle (New York: Harper &
(inspiration for THE BLACK SHIELD OF FALWORTH).
- "Hazel Flagg" book by Ben Hecht; music by Jule Styne;
lyrics by Bob Hilliard (New York: Tams-Witmark, 1950).
(inspiration for LIVING IT UP).
- My sister Eileen by Ruth McKenney (New York:
Harcourt, Brace and company, 1938).
- "My sister Eileen, a comedy" by Joseph Fields and
Jerome Chodorov, based on the stories by Ruth McKenney (New York: Random
- Badge of evil by Whit Masterson (New York: Dodd,
(inspiration for TOUCH OF EVIL).
- The Viking by Edison Marshall (New York: Farrar,
Straus and Young, 1951).
(inspiration for THE VIKINGS).
- Psycho by Robert Bloch (New York: Simon and
- "Broadway Zauber" by Leslie Bush-Fekete.
(inspiration for PEPE.)
- The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon (New
York: McGraw-Hill, 1959).
- "Bye bye Birdie" book by Michael Stewart; music by
Charles Strouse; lyrics by Lee Adams (1960).
- "The first wife" by Jay Allen Presson.
(inspiration for WIVES AND LOVERS).
- Kid Rodelo by Louis L'Amour.
- The moving target by Ross Macdonald (1949).
(inspiration for HARPER).
- An American dream by Norman Mailer (New York:
Dial Press, 1965).
- The year of the angry rabbit by Russell Braddon
(New York: W.W. Norton, 1965).
(inspiration for NIGHT OF THE LEPUS).
|For more information about locating any of the above
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- "Janet Leigh." Baseline Celebrity
- Curtis, Jamie Lee. "My Mom: 'I think of you and
Dad as the Demi and Bruce of Your Generation'." The Observer (20
April 1997): 9.
- Leigh, Janet. "The real facts about Tony and me."
Silver Screen 24.2 (December 1953): 29.
- Leigh, Janet. "And so we were married."
Silver Screen 21.12 (October 1951): 26.
- Nogueira, R. "Psycho, Rose and a touch of Orson."
Sight and Sound 39.2 (Spring 1970): 66.
- Leigh, Janet. "Every wife must be an actress."
Silver Screen 23.9 (July 1953): 34.
- Maddox, B. "Untold tales about Janet and Tony."
Silver Screen 23.5 (March 1953): 40.
- Pidgeon, W. "Naive is the word." Silver
Screen 18.7 (May 1948): 36.
- New York Times (1 May 1995).
- People (7 August 1995): 85+.
- Photoplay 81.1 (January 1972): 12.
- Silver Screen 24.9 (July 1954): 35.
- Silver Screen 23.1 (November 1952): 34.
- Silver Screen 22.5 (March 1952): 36.
- Silver Screen 20.2 (December 1949): 42.
- Ladies Home Journal n.96 (September 1949): 65.
- "Intimate Portrait: Janet Leigh" (Lifetime
- "Janet Leigh -- Hollywood interview, with Tom Cooper"
(Tom Cooper Productions, 1985).
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