For everyone on the outside looking in, Hollywood is a fantasy land, filled with magic and mystery. Since the early days of film, there has been an obsession with movies and movie stars and the events that surround them. Tales of events that took place on the set of classic films have blown up and turned into something likely closer to myth. We've all played broken telephone, or some modern version of that game, so we understand how stories can change over time. Stories that might have had some truth to them evolve into tall tales ripe with hyperbole and raised stakes. How much truth is left in these Hollywood urban legends is tough to say, though it would be really interesting if any were actually real.
With the power of the Internet at our fingertips, you would think that myths and legends from Hollywood would all but disappear, but they haven't. Maybe it's because people are too lazy to look anything up for themselves; maybe it's because the stars don't want to comment and thus the stories live on. Maybe it's lists like this that keep them going. In fact, it almost certainly is. Whatever. Urban legends are awesome. That's why they made a movie about them. Urban legends about Hollywood are double awesome. Some of the Hollywood urban legends have been proven to be false, so this list will help clear some things up. Others on this list are true, so this list will be a source of amazing trivial knowledge for you to tell to your friends or to tell yourself while looking in the mirror. Many of these urban legends have been claimed to be false, but there is no proof to actually shut them down, so this list will serve to perpetuate incredible, but potentially harmful, rumors.
No matter who gets hurt, the important thing here is that rumors are meant to be spread. Whether or not these urban legends are true is beside the fact; they're interesting, and hearing interesting things is vital for any work week. Prepare to be amazed. Here are the 15 most unbelievable Hollywood urban legends.
15 The Munchkin Suicide
14 The Curb Your Enthusiasm Alibi
13 13. Real Hoverboards In Back to the Future
12 Scorsese The Madman
11 The Horror Of An Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat
10 Charlie Chaplin Lookalike Contest
9 Jack Nicholson's Sister Is Really His Mom
8 Jamie Lee Curtis Is Transgendered
7 Richard Gere, The Gerbil Guy
6 Stanley Kubrick's Faked Moon Landing
5 Mikey, The Kid That Ate Pop Rocks And Soda
4 Extra Death In Ben Hur
3 Hungry MGM Lion
2 Death By Goldfinger
The story goes that the actress Shirley Eaton, the woman who played Jill Masterson died in real life when she was covered in gold paint in Goldfinger. The movie talks about Masterson's death at the hands of Goldfinger, describing that the body will asphyxiate if all the skin is covered. This is why, they say, filmmakers always leave a path of skin uncovered at the base of the spine. Now, first of all, the actress Eaton is alive and well, so it's not true at all. Second, the human body will not asphyxiate if covered in paint. Third, the filmmakers of Goldfinger must have actually believed this asphyxiation myth because they left a patch of skin uncovered on Eaton's stomach. This paint rumor might have stemmed from Buddy Ebsen's allergic reaction to the Tin Man paint in The Wizard of Oz, but who knows such things.
1 Walt Disney Is Cryogenically Frozen
They say Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen to preserve his body until the cure for lung cancer (which he was dying from) was found. This legend seems to have started when the President of the California Cryogenics Society (now called the American Cryonics Society), Bob Nelson, told the LA Times that Walt Disney wanted to be frozen. There's also the interesting relation of the Disney's death December 15, 1966 and the society's creation December 10, 1966 (though this number has been changed to 1969). Even though the family says that Disney was cremated after his death, conspiracy theorists will argue the validity of this claim. There's even a video from the American Cryonics Society made in 1967 that talks about a California man who died from cancer that had been frozen. California, check. Died from cancer, check. Man, check. Could it be anyone else? Plus, if this isn’t true, then why is there a Disney movie called Frozen?
Sources: IMDB; Snopes; RadarOnline
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