The dust jacket of Donald Spoto’s SPELLBOUND BY BEAUTY:
Alfred Hitchcock and His Leading Ladies depicts what appears to be
a composite shot of the famous director and one of his typical
blond starlets. He sits in a director’s chair (i.e.,
the place of honor from which one literally calls the shots), while
she poses on a bare object that could be construed as a crude bed.
One of her hands is held to her chest