For Janet

When I was in high school in the late 90s, I met Janet Leigh, star of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, at the Hitchcock stamp unveiling ceremony at Fairfield University, near my hometown.

I brought my copy of Psycho on VHS, and asked her to autograph the box after the event.

I remember asking her, “What do you remember most from making the movie?”

“Being in the shower, for seven days straight,” she quickly responded, without missing a beat. She was in her 70s at the time, and she died in 2004.

Tonight, I finished the below Polaroid collage. I’m quite proud of it, and I consider it a nice — albeit whimsical — homage to her, and her performance in the movie.