Comic Book Legends Revealed #734

Welcome to the seven hundred and thirty-fourth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

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Did Stan Lee Try To Dump Letter Columns Soon Into Marvel’s History?

The Streaky/Krypto Cover That Outraged a Generation!

Did the Comics Code Refuse To Approve 1975’s Starfire #1?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #733

Welcome to the seven hundred and thirty-third in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

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Did Marvel Just Lift A Character From Another Comic Book Company?

Discover Marvel’s Bizarre Original Plan for Daredevil!

Did Marvel Have a License for Fu Manchu Before Shang-Chi Was Created?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #732

Welcome to the seven hundred and thirty-second in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

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Did Stan Lee Once Credit Martin Goodman For Creating Captain America?

The Hilariously Odd Origins of Josie and the Pussycats’ Costumes!

How Valerie In Josie and the Pussycats Was Almost Not African-American!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #731

Welcome to the seven hundred and thirty-first in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

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Which Avengers Issue Did Stan Lee Apologize For In The Issue Itself?

What Indie Comic Originated as a Hellstorm/Hellcat Series?

The Oddity of Batman/Deadman’s Second Team-Up

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #730

Welcome to the seven hundred and thirtieth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

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Which Marvel Writer Turned Down Ultimate X-Men?

Did Stan Lee Claim He Created Captain America in Origins of Marvel?

Marvel Comics and the Curse of the Temple of Doom Adaptation!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #729

Welcome to the seven hundred and twenty-ninth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

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Was There Almost a Fleischer Studios Batman Series?

Which Avengers Villain Was Named After a Fandom Hoax?

Was Jack Kirby the First Superhero Artist to Break Panel Borders?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #728

Welcome to the seven hundred and twenty-eighth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

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Which Comic Company Pushed Simon/Kirby From Captain America?

Did Stan Lee Get Permission From Lev Gleason to Use the Name Daredevil?

Mike Grell Expresses His Annoyance Over His Warlord Inker

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #727

Welcome to the seven hundred and twenty-seventh in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

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How Jerry Ordway’s Power of Shazam Was Cut Too Short

How Vonda McIntyre’s First Name for Sulu Became Canon

Did a Punk Band Take The Lyrics to a Song From a Girl Dancer Comic?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #726

Welcome to the seven hundred and twenty-sixth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

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Did Alex Ross Almost Do a Shazam Series Before Marvels?

Why Couldn’t Shazam Join the All-Star Squadron?

We Almost Had ‘Say My Name – Shazam!’ From Alex Ross and Geoff Johns

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How Lorenz Hart Kept Writing New Lyrics for a Melody Until He Came Up With “Blue Moon”!

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 movie urban legends featured so far.

MUSIC LEGEND: Lorenz Hart wrote new lyrics to the same melody for three different songs until finally coming up with “Blue Moon” on the fourth try.

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart were two of the most successful musical composers of the 20th Century. Rodgers would write the music and then Hart would write the lyrics. Sadly, Hart would eventually become an alcoholic and his drinking problem eventually broke up the partnership soon before Hart passed away in 1943. Rodgers would begin to work with the lyricist, Oscar Hammerstein II. Their partnership also worked out fairly well.

Anyhow, in the early 1930s, Rodgers and Hart were hired by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to do a song for a movie that never came about called Hollywood Party, which would be a basic revue where MGM’s biggest stars would do numbers. Rodgers and Hart came up with a song that Jean Harlow would have sang about her saying her prayers about hoping to become a movie star. Again, the movie didn’t happen. MGM copyrighted the unpublished work.

Later, the two men were hired to write a title song for the new major motion picture, Manhattan Melodrama, about childhood friends who come back into each other’s world when one of them is the district attorney (and later running for governor) and the other is a criminal. The criminal’s girlfriend eventually ends up falling for the politician friend and their friendship is tested when the public believes that the district attorney covered up one of his old friend’s crimes.

Hart wrote new lyrics for the previous song but once again, it didn’t work and it was pulled from the movie.

However, the filmmakers then went back to Lorenz and Hart and asked for them to come up with a song for a nightclub scene and sure enough, they changed the lyrics enough and FINALLY the song was published and it was called “The Bad in Every Man” but, well, just listen to it…
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April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Music Urban Legends Revealed | 1 Comment