Hitchcock Trivia: The Funny Man
Just Whistle a Happy Tune: Did you know
that Alfred Hitchcock was a practical joker and possessed an odd sense of
humor? To entertain his guests at
cocktail parties, Hitchcock, on occasion, would paint a sailor’s face on his
belly, it’s lips in the shape on an “O” around his naval. He would then whistle
a tune while shaking his belly and making it appear as if the painted sailor
Come As You Are: Distinguished actor Sir Gerald du
Maurier was often the victim of Hitchcock’s pranks and practical jokes. On one
occasion Hitchcock told Sir Gerald that he was giving a costume party and to
dress appropriately. The unsuspecting actor arrived in costume only to discover
that the affair was black air. Sir Gerald fled the party in embarrassment.
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