Saturday 19 August 2017

It's no bombshell to say that, really, blondes rarely have more fun

As Hitchcock was aware, they are adept at faking an insouciance that doesn't exist, writes Emily Hourican

The myth that blondes have more fun is a persistent one. It lingers because we like the image it conveys; someone bright and bubbly, dancing lightly through life, glittering with an irresistible fire.

But Hitchcock with his instinct for the obscure and seedy, knew better. "Blondes make the best victims," was his chilling appraisal. "They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints."

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