The TWSS Archives: Alrfred Hitchcock’s TWSS Moment

By Gabe Delahaye / June 10, 2010

Date: 1928/1929
Time: Unknown
Location: England
Source: Buzzfeed (via Vulture)
Description: In rare behind-the-scenes clip of a sound test, famed director Alfred Hitchcock is heard to use archaic form of TWSS. After teasing actress for being “a bad woman,” in reaction to which she giggles and turns away, subject (Hitchcock) insists that she turn to face the camera and stand in her place, otherwise, he says, “it will not come out right, as the girl said to the soldier.” Based on historic records, “as the girl said to the soldier” is archaic form of TWSS, although it is unclear if it was ever truncated (ATGSTTS). To date, this is earliest known recording of a TWSS moment. FILE UNDER: Historical TWSS, Archaic TWSS, Military TWSS.