Hollywood’s movie industry has conjured up a whole host of different myths and legends over the years. Behind the fame and fortune of its stars, and past the glamor and excitement of the latest blockbuster, there actually lies a dark side of Hollywood that they’d rather you not know about.
You may have already heard about some of these strange Hollywood myths, but are they true or are they false?
Was there a hanging munchkin in ‘The Wizard of Oz’?
If you’re a fan of the 1939 musical classic, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, then you’ve probably already been told about the alleged hanging munchkin in the background of one particular scene. So is it true? Well, if you look closely in the last few seconds of the scene, you can, in fact, see an outline of a small body hanging and swaying from one of the trees. For years, rumors suggested this was a munchkin who sadly took his own life, but as a matter of fact, that’s simply not true. Instead, the producers have claimed it’s actually a wild bird.
Is there really a ghost boy in ‘Three Men and a Baby’?
As another spooky-happening in the background of a film, the alleged ghost boy in the 1987 drama ‘Three Men and a Baby’ has long been a myth that can’t seem to be shaken off. What you think you see is the ghost of a young boy lurking behind the curtain of an apartment, but in reality, all you are seeing is a cardboard cut-out of the character Darson that someone accidentally left on set. Despite knowing now that it’s merely a set-piece, it can still catch you off guard and give you the shivers when you watch it back.
Was Walt Disney really cryogenically frozen?
Walt Disney would undoubtedly be blown away by how far Disney as a company has come since his passing in 1966. However, despite what common rumors tell you, there is, in fact, no possible way of him coming back to life. What do we mean by this? Well, you’ve probably already heard of the myth that Walt Disney was one of the first people to be cryogenically frozen after he passed away aged 65. Yet despite this rumor, we can confirm that it’s simply not true.
Did Stanley Kubrick actually help fake the moon landings?
If you’ve seen Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, then you’ve probably already noticed how exceptionally talented he was at creating marvelously impressive and realistic set pieces. This is why for so long, Kubrick was accused of contributing towards the so-called ‘faking of the moon landings’. These rumors stemmed from a 1999 documentary web series that allegedly featured Kubrick admitting that the government asked him to take part in the farce. However, fans were quick to point out that the man seen was actually a lookalike rather than Kubrick himself.
Did Shirley Eaton really suffocate in ‘Goldfinger’?
For years, one of the most believed myths floating around Hollywood was the one that claimed actress Shirley Eaton passed away from suffocation after a scene she filmed for 1964’s Bond film, ‘Goldfinger’. Rumors claimed that because Eaton was covered from head to toe in silver paint, she was struggling to breathe – hence why producers panicked and immediately scrubbed the paint off her body as soon as the scene ended. However, if you were wondering, this way of suffocating your body is a complete myth, and Eaton herself is still alive and well.
We hate to break it to you – but if you remember hearing of these Hollywood legends, then go forward from today knowing they are, unfortunately, just rumors.