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    Front door to Norman Bates' Victorian home in Psycho. (Paramount, 1960) Walnut hardwood door from the creepy Victorian home of Norman Bates and his "mother" in the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock horror masterpiece Psycho. The massive door measures 111 x 46 x 2.2 in. with inset beveled glass window. This is the door installed in the studio set and used for shooting scenes of the Bates' home interiors as well as close entrance shots (the two-walled exterior façade of the Bates home was used for distant shots). Adding to the macabre nature of this piece, the owner of the Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home in Rib Lake, Wisconsin, purchased the Psycho door installing it at the front of his business. It was in Wisconsin where killer and body snatcher Ed Gein committed unspeakable acts that inspired Milwaukee author Robert Bloch to write the novel on which the film was based. The story of the funeral parlor with the Psycho door is featured in the book Oddball Wisconsin: A Guide to 400 Really Strange Places. The door was modified for practical use yet remains in very good vintage condition. One of the most important Hitchcock relics one could ever hope to find.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2015
    29th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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    Sold on Sep 29, 2015 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
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