Calvin Thomas Beck
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(April 18, 1930 – May 14, 1989)
A New York fan and publisher active starting in the mid-1950s. He worked with Bhob Stewart to produce the movie magazine Castle of Frankenstein. He later was an actor.
According to Noël Carter, Beck was part of Robert Bloch’s inspiration for the character of Norman Bates in Psycho.
- "A Day with Calvin Thomas Beck" by Ted White in Void 21 (April 1960), reprinted in Jiant Shoulders: A Fanthology for Corflu Pangloss — October 21–23, 2022 (p. 6–11).
- “Norman, Is That You?” by Tom Weaver, The Astounding B Monster.
- “Psycho Genesis” by Tom Weaver, The Astounding B Monster.
- Entry at Art & Popular Culture.
- Bibliography at ISFDB.
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