Psycho was filmed in Phoenix, Arizona and in Universal City in the United States of America.
Barrister Place (formerly Jefferson Hotel)
Scene where The movie starts with a shot of Phoenix, Arizona and leads the viewer through an open window on the fourth floor of an hotel where we meet Marion Crane and her lover Sam Loomis.
Scene was shot Barrister Place was known as the Jefferson Hotel when it opened to public fanfare on July 15, 1915. At that time it was the tallest building in the state of Arizona. In 2014 the building was sold to a company that was going to transform it into apartments and retail. In Phoenix 11 December is unofficially marked as 'Psycho Day' because Alfred Hitchcock used the city in the opening sequence of his masterpiece Psycho. December the 11th Is the date that appears in the opening scene. Hitchcock was not present in Phoenix during filming of the opening scene because he was working on the production in LA.
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Scene where Norman Bates welcomes Marion Crane in his motel.
Scene was shot The motel is a studio set; part of Universal Studios. You can see it if you take the Studio Tour.
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Scene where The house of Norman Bates and his mother.
Scene was shot The movie was filmed on the Universal lot, but is highly questionable whether the Psycho house now visited by thousands of tourist during the tour is actually, in part, the exact same house as used by director Alfred Hitchcock.
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