Anthony Perkins In Paper And Pixels


As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, there’s one more curiosity in the current issue of Free & Easy: an Anthony Perkins paper doll:


Sure enough a quick Google search pulls up another one— from Sweden, no less:


Not sure who these were intended for, nor how many hours of enjoyment they provided.


One thing’s for certain: that cigarette with the green suit wouldn’t fly today.

For reason us Yanks find puzzling, Perkins is revered as a kind of Ivy demi-god in England. We’ve only featured him once here, so it’s time for another nod.

You guys can decided whether the “Psycho” star fits our Squareville Appreciation Month, or if he’s the cool antithesis. — CC






21 Comments on "Anthony Perkins In Paper And Pixels"

  1. In a few of the pictures he looks a lot like Andrew Garfield

  2. Straight Arrow | May 8, 2013 at 7:57 am |

    Isn’t it time for a post on Gay Ivy?

  3. Christian | May 8, 2013 at 8:00 am |

    Would you like to write it?

  4. Straight Arrow | May 8, 2013 at 8:19 am |

    I’m afraid it’s not my area of expertise, but I’m sure there must be some readers out there who could contribute.

  5. Jeff Jarmuth | May 8, 2013 at 8:30 am |

    Perkins embodied the edgy-rich-kid-from-Brookline type that populated Jonathan Edwards and talked about being a writer or a poet. Most of them ended up as corporate lawyers…

  6. Can anyone tell me what movie the last picture is from?

  7. Wriggles | May 8, 2013 at 1:11 pm |

    Most women just adore gay men. My wife has had a crush on Richard Chamberlain ( Young Dr. Kildare ) since she was 6. Can anyone identify the girls in the above photos.

  8. @Don –

    I think that shot is from “The Trial”.

  9. This is just straight up odd….creepy even.

  10. @Wriggles – Isn’t that Jane Fonda in both the pictures? I think those are shots from “Tall Story”.

  11. I think squares appreciation month needs a post about the Chafee family of Rhode Island. Classic Ivy League. Governors, Senators, Secretaries of the Navy.

  12. Wriggles | May 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm |

    @ Cameron

    I do believe you’re right. They’re both Jane Fonda, or as we used to refer to her while I was stationed at Fort Knox, ” Hanoi Jane.”

  13. Jeff Jarmuth | May 8, 2013 at 4:48 pm |

    @ J. I. Rodale. Nicely sums it up, doesn’t it?

  14. M Arthur | May 8, 2013 at 6:38 pm |

    Paper doll? That’ is just wrong……

  15. @ James Redhouse

    Oh WOW- so i’m not the only one!

  16. @Don
    I think the last photo is proof that Thom Browne suits were inspired by Perkins?

  17. ,He was not gay,he said,he had gay encounters but he said they were unreal and unsatified for him,so that he simply had sex,because of sex He had great anxiety around women cuse of his mother,he said she touched him constantly,and in sexual way,hence he feel nervous around women,in later life,it is nothing uncommon,I know lot of such men but then he met V.Principal and said after that ,they slept together,so he said his last trace of anxiety was gone..I think he needed human touch,but until he was scared of women,so he found it in men,but that didint make him gay,..BTW I was happy enough I knew him and Berry,I spent times in their family,destiny is something weird,and I can tell you he was very attracted to women,and BTW very playful and such sunshine ,absolutely sweet,loving person 

  18. I have often thought than an actor’s best performance comes when the character and the actor have much in common. Mr. Bates and Mr. Perkins were very much alike (though Mr. Bates carried his anxieties to an extreme end).

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