Archive for February, 2013

Was Marie Taglioni Really the First Ballet Dancer to Dance En Pointe?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to dancing and dancers and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the dancing urban legends featured so far. DANCING URBAN LEGEND: Marie Taglioni was the first ballet dancer to dance en pointe. En pointe is […]

Was the Jean-Claude Van Damme film Cyborg Originally Meant to Be Two Films, Including a He-Man Film and a Spider-Man One?

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: The Jean-Claude Van Damme film Cyborg was originally going to be both the sequel to the Masters […]

Did Gelsey Kirkland Make Herself Sick to Avoid Starring in The Turning Point?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to dancing and dancers and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the dancing urban legends featured so far. DANCING URBAN LEGEND: Gelsey Kirkland made herself intentionally sick so that she would not be able to […]

Did a Famous Ballet Dancer Have a Particularly Painful Introduction to Ballet?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to dancing and dancers and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the dancing urban legends featured so far. DANCING URBAN LEGEND: Ron Cunningham had a rather painful introduction to the world of ballet. An interesting […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #407

Welcome to the four hundred and seventh in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, did William Marston’s boss really have to order him to reduce the amount of times Wonder Woman was tied up with chains by 50%? Did DC Comics really try to […]

Did an Actress Actually Adopt the Name of the Character She Played in a Notable 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: An actress took on the name of the character she was playing in a film. Wouldn’t it […]

Did Ava Gardner Make Disparaging Comments About Melbourne, Australia While Filming a Movie There?

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: Ava Gardner made extremely disparaging comments about filming in Melbourne, Australia. Ava Gardner (1922-1990) is one of […]

Did TV’s Greg Brady Really Date His TV Mom in Real Life?

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: Barry Williams dated his TV mother, Florence Henderson. When it originally aired from 1969-1974, the television series […]

Did Universal Studios Used to Offer an Incentive Based on a Joke From Animal House?

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: Universal Studios used to offer an incentive tied in with a joke from National Lampoon’s Animal House. […]

Did a Singer Once Record 28 Variations of the Same Hit Song Depending on Where the Song Was Released?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the music urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: A singer once had a Top 40 song with 28 variations of the song depending on where […]