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In the film Psycho (1960), a concern for the censors, was an actresses flushing a toilet, with its contents (torn-up note paper) fully visible the first time. No flushing toilet had appeared in mainstream film and television in the United States at that time.

Psycho (1960 film) This article is about the 1960 film. For the 1998 remake, see Psycho (1998 film). For the sequels, see Psycho (franchise). Psycho is a 1960 American psychological horror thriller film produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay, written by Joseph Stefano, was based on the 1959 novel of the same name …

In the film Psycho (1960), a concern for the censors, was an actresses flushing a toilet, with its contents (torn-up note paper) fully visible the first time. No flushing toilet had appeared in mainstream film and television in the United States at that time. Read More »

When Alfred Hitchcock was five, his father sent him to a police station with a note. The policeman read the note and locked him in jail for few minutes, saying “this is what we do to naughty boys”. This experience left him with lifelong fear of policemen.

Alfred Hitchcock William Hitchcock, probably with his first son, William, outside the family shop in London, c. 1900; the sign above the store says “W. Hitchcock”. The Hitchcocks used the pony to deliver groceries. Hitchcock was born on 13 August 1899 in the flat above his parents’ leased grocer’s shop at 517 High Road, Leytonstone, …

When Alfred Hitchcock was five, his father sent him to a police station with a note. The policeman read the note and locked him in jail for few minutes, saying “this is what we do to naughty boys”. This experience left him with lifelong fear of policemen. Read More »

James Stewart, an American actor, rose from the rank of Private to Colonel in only 4 years during his WW2 military service, and eventually became a Brigadier General, making him the highest ranking actor in American military history.

James Stewart “Jimmy Stewart” and “Jimmy Stuart” redirect here. For other uses, see Jimmy Stewart (disambiguation), Jimmy Stuart (disambiguation), and James Stewart (disambiguation). James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor, singer and military officer. Known for his distinctive drawl and everyman screen persona, Stewart’s film career spanned 80 …

James Stewart, an American actor, rose from the rank of Private to Colonel in only 4 years during his WW2 military service, and eventually became a Brigadier General, making him the highest ranking actor in American military history. Read More »

The Simpsons episode “Itchy and Scratchy Land,” was written in response to new, stringent censorship laws that were being put in place at the time. Fox had tried to prevent the inclusion of Itchy and Scratchy cartoons in the show, prompting the writers to make the episode as violent as possible.

Itchy & Scratchy Land This article is about the episode of The Simpsons. For the fictional theme park in The Simpsons, see Springfield (The Simpsons) § Itchy & Scratchy Land. “Itchy & Scratchy Land” is the fourth episode of The Simpsons’ sixth season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on …

The Simpsons episode “Itchy and Scratchy Land,” was written in response to new, stringent censorship laws that were being put in place at the time. Fox had tried to prevent the inclusion of Itchy and Scratchy cartoons in the show, prompting the writers to make the episode as violent as possible. Read More »