Archive for July, 2012

Comic Book Legends Revealed #377

Welcome to the three hundred and seventy-seventh in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, did DC Comics temporarily cancel Detective Comics in the late 1970s? Did Batman nearly crossover with Jon Sable during the 1980s? Finally, marvel at the bizarre tale of Batman writer […]

Was One of the Stunts in the Fall Guy Opening Not Even Performed by a Stuntman?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: One of the stunt shots in the beginning of the Fall Guy was not even done by […]

Did One of TV’s Friends Have a Painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: One of TV’s Friends had a painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Friends was one of […]

Did Spike Milligan Wear a Shirt That Said “Hashish” When He Was On the Muppet Show?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: Spike Milligan wore a shirt that said “Hashish” on it when he was on the Muppet Show. […]

Did Cole Porter Work On Song Lyrics While Lying Crushed Under a Horse?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about musicals and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the musical urban legends featured so far. MUSICAL URBAN LEGEND: Cole Porter worked on song lyrics while lying crushed underneath a horse. Cole Porter is one of […]

Was “Edelweiss” Based on an Austrian Folk Song?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about musicals and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the musical urban legends featured so far. MUSICAL URBAN LEGEND: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s song “Edelweiss” is based on an Austrian folk song. “Edelweiss” was the last song […]

Were the Kennedys First Called “Camelot” Because of the Musical Camelot?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about musicals and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the musical urban legends featured so far. MUSICAL URBAN LEGEND: The Kennedys being referred to as “Camelot” came about directly because of the musical Camelot. When John […]

Did J. Edgar Hoover Have Casting Control Over the Film The FBI Story?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: J. Edgar Hoover had casting say over the film The FBI Story. The FBI Story was a […]

Was George Reeves’ Role Reduced in From Here to Eternity Because Audiences Couldn’t Handle Seeing Superman in the Film?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: George Reeves had a number of scenes cut out of From Here to Eternity because test audiences […]

Were the Facial Features of the Little Mermaid Based on Alyssa Milano?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Ariel from the Little Mermaid was based on the facial features of Alyssa Milano. The Little Mermaid […]