Did MGM Give Up Their Rights to Lassie Just to Avoid Paying Lassie’s Trainer Backpay They Owed Him?

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/TV URBAN LEGEND: MGM gave up the rights to Lassie in exchange for not paying $40,000 in back pay to …

Did a Blacklisted Writer Write for Lassie Using His Wife as a Front?

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/MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: A blacklisted writer used his wife as a front to write episodes of Lassie. Adrian Scott was …

Did Barry Manilow Seriously Write “Mandy” About His Dog?

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. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Barry Manilow wrote “Mandy” about his dog. A very popular urban legend is that Barry Manilow wrote …