Perkins, Anthony. (1932–1992)

Authentic Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the American actor best remembered for his role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic Psycho.  Perkins has signed in black ink along the right edge of the image.  Light smudging to signature, two surface creases to lower portion of image, small crease to upper left corner, overall in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

Perkins, a successful actor with a long and varied career, was always closely associated with his performance as Bates in Psycho and its three sequels.  Among his partners were actor Tab Hunter, dancer Rudolf Nureyev, and composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim.  In 1973, he married photographer Berinthia "Berry" Berenson, with whom he had two children.  Perkins died of AIDS-related pneumonia at age 60 in 1992.

Obtained IN PERSON BY Paul McMahon, a critic, photographer and artist who worked for more than 13 years touring with Marlene Dietrich as the icon’s stage manager, announcer, dresser, secretary and escort, and later spent 25 years as an arts and entertainment reviewer and photographer with Gay Community News, Esplanade, Tommy’s Connection, The Mirror, Bay Windows and other publications. (20550)

Signed Photograph
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