Movie Miscellany

Miscellaneous urban legends about the film industry.

Not all movie legends are about actors or films. Here are a few of the miscellaneous legends that have to do with some of the other aspects of the film industry.

Ince, Thomas
Yellow bullet Director/producer Thomas Ince was murdered by William Randolph Hearst.

MGM Lion:
Red bullet The lion used for the original MGM logo killed its trainer and his assistants.

'Our Gang' Curse:
Red bullet An unusually high percentage of the child actors who starred in the Our Gang film series have met tragic ends.

Siskel, Gene
Red bullet Movie critic Gene Siskel's will specified that he be buried with his thumb pointing up.

Toronto's Clean Streets
Yellow bullet Toronto sanitation workers cleaned up a street deliberately strewn with garbage for a film shoot while the crew was on break.

The Universal Soldier
Red bullet Steven Spielberg got his start in the film industry by sneaking into Universal Studios and commandeering an unoccupied office.

David Mikkelson founded in 1994, and under his guidance the company has pioneered a number of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone, the light bulb, beer pong, and a vaccine for a disease that has not yet been discovered. He is currently seeking political asylum in the Duchy of Grand Fenwick.