WorldCat Identities

Leigh, Janet

Works: 354 works in 1,239 publications in 8 languages and 25,755 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Conspiracy films  Horror films  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Musical films  Comedy films  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Singer, Commentator, Costume designer, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Janet Leigh
Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

214 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 4,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitchcock's classic film about the troubled Norman Bates whose old dark house and adjoining motel offer a supposed refuge for Marion Crane, the ill-fated traveler
The Manchurian candidate by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

67 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A U.S. Army platoon, captured in the Korean conflict, is whisked to Manchuria for three nightmarish days of experimental drug-and-hypnosis- induced conditioning that transform Harvey into a human time bomb
Touch of Evil by Orson Welles( Visual )

113 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born police officer Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a car bombing. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. Vargas suspects that Quinlan has planted evidence to win his past convictions, and he is not about to let the suspect in the current case be railroaded. Determined to get Vargas out of his hair, Quinlan makes a deal with local crime boss Uncle Joe Grandi to frame Susan on a drug rap. Dissecting the nature of good and evil in a hallucinatory, nightmarish ambiance, this baroque south-of-the-border mystery opens with one of the most remarkably extended long takes in movie history
Bye bye Birdie( Visual )

29 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When rock star Conrad Birdie gets drafted, his manager organizes a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl wins a farewell kiss on The Ed Sullivan show
The Naked Spur by Anthony Mann( Visual )

16 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Plain arithmetic. Money splits better two ways instead of three, ' smooth-talking outlaw Ben Vandergroat reasons to his captors, three bounty hunters thrown together by chance. They're taking him to justice in Abilene, but Ben has other ideas."--Container
The Vikings by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

34 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the Middle Ages, and nothing is more feared in England than Viking warriors. In one of many raids, Viking leader Ragnar kills the English king and forces himself on the Queen. With the King dead, his brother takes the thrown but unknown to anyone but a trusted servant, the Queen is now with child. In order to protect the boy, he is sent away to be raised in safety away from the new King. Twenty years later, the Vikings under are still raiding England and they now have an Englishman, Egbert, making maps of the English coast for them. Ragnar has a son, Einar, a lusty warrior who takes what he wants when he wants it. They also have a slave, Eric, taken prisoner as an infant. Egbert realizes from a necklace Eric wears that he is the son of the Queen and is Einar's half-brother. When they kidnap Morgana, a Welsh beauty and the English King's betrothed, the stage is set for an inevitable clash between the half-brothers and with the reigning English King
Harper by Jack Smight( Visual )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard-boiled private investigator Lew Harper is hired to locate a missing millionaire
House of destiny by Janet Leigh( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bellboy rises to become a famous Hollywood producer. While working in a resort, the bellboy, Jude Abavas, meets an actor who hires him as a personal assistant. The job is Jude's first step to fame, but brings drama when the actor steals his woman
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disgruntled Phoenix office worker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She only gets to meet her lover Sam during lunch breaks and they cannot get married because of Sam's high alimony payments. One Friday, Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and run, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother
The dream factory by Janet Leigh( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Eve Handel, one of the few women in Hollywood with the power to make or break a star, is hospitalized due to a life-threatening illness, those closest to her become concerned for their reputations, because Eve's journal full of dark secrets is missing
My sister Eileen by Richard Quine( Visual )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Ohio girls move to New York City to seek their fortunes: Eileen as an actress, her sister as a writer. Their apartment is a magnet for an assortment of zany characters, winding up with unwanted South American sailors who form a conga line
Bye bye Birdie by Charles Strouse( Recording )

8 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical
Words and music by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the brilliant but glitchy Lorenz Hart who is disappointed in love by singer Peggy McNeil. He never gets over it and falls apart. Richard Rogers and his wife Dorothy look on in dismay
Houdini by George Marshall( Visual )

6 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From [Houdini's] beginning as a "wild man" carnival act to the internationally famous feat of escaping from a locked trunk in an ice-jammed river, Houdini effectively captures the amazing life and courage of this fascinating man"--Container
Holiday affair by Don Hartman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recently-unemployed man is helping a child who'd otherwise find disappointment under the Christmas tree. The boy's war-widowed mom notes the gesture, and she's drawn to the handsome stranger--but could she possibly choose a man without a job to the moneyed attorney she's been seeing?
Angels in the outfield( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angels join the Pittsburgh Pirates on the field for a wild race to the world series
There really was a Hollywood by Janet Leigh( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

She was born Jeanette Helen Morrison in 1927, a shy, sensitive, extremely pretty only child of a teenage couple. As her parents moved from town to town and as bright Jeanette was skipped ahead grade to grade, she found comfort and continuity in her weekend stays with her "babysitter," the movies. By age eighteen, Jeanette was a senior in college and possessed three things: a devastating secret, a new marriage, and an uncertain future. And then Norma Shearer saw her photograph and took it back to Hollywood. This is the candid, passionate, often dazzling autobiography of one of the best-loved actresses in Hollywood, Janet Leigh, the star of such favorites as Little Women, My Sister Eileen, Prince Valiant, Touch of Evil, Scaramouche, The Vikings, Bye Bye Birdie, The Manchurian Candidate, and, of course, Psycho, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. Focusing on the years 1946-1962, Janet's story encompasses the time of the great Hollywood transition: the decline of the legendary movie studios, the advent of television, and the rise of the independent studios that would change the professional face of Hollywood forever. Janet's own story is one of an ingenue who joined the "family" at mighty MGM, a beautiful actress who dated Hollywood's most eligible bachelors (and fended off the persistent cloak-and-dagger advances of Howard Hughes), an international star whose marriage to and divorce from Tony Curtis made for one of the most publicized relationships in history, and a dynamic public figure whose energy and zest for life are fueled by her private role as a mother and wife. Full of touching, funny and often outrageous stories about her friends and colleagues, this book is ultimately the story of one woman's growth and survival in an industry that has destroyed so many of its own. --Adapted from dust jacket
Scaramouche by George Sidney( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

André Louis Moreau, a law student, vows to fight against the aristocracy when his friend, Philippe, is killed in a duel with the Marquis de la Tour. André joins the Revolution and becomes a leader. Subsequently, he discovers that his real father is the hated Marquis de la Tour and his mother is a countess, both of whom, with his sweetheart, Aline, are at risk from the angry revolutionary mobs. André conducts his mother and Aline to safety, but the Marquis dies bravely at the hands of the mob
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The Manchurian candidateTouch of EvilBye bye BirdieThe Naked SpurHouse of destinyThe dream factoryMy sister EileenHoliday affair