Resource Round-Up: Celebrity & Hollywood Urban Legends

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At the end of this month, we’ll be launching our URBAN LEGENDS: FROM PLAYGROUND LORE TO CULTURAL NORMS programming, which includes exhibits, panel discussions, campfire zoom events, scavenger hunts, and more! Check out some titles available at the library that explore the overlap between our societal/cultural obsessions and urban folklore…

BOOKS:

Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Rock-n-Roll Myths, Legends, and Curses

The Hollywood celebrity death book : from Theda Bara and Rudolph Valentino to Marilyn Monroe and James Dean …the strange, often tragic, deaths of over one hundred of America’s screen idols

Film, folklore, and urban legends

ARTICLES:

“Sex and Drugs and Rock ‘n’Roll”: Urban Legends and Popular Music

Hollywood Legend, urban legends, local legends

Hollywood discovers an apocryphal legend

ON THE WEB:

Creepy Myths, Curses, and Urban Legends of Hollywood

30 Hollywood Urban Legends: So What’s True and What’s False?

10 Terrifying Urban Legends from Tinsel Town

The Creepiest Hollywood Crimes and Urban Legends

Top 10 Scary Hollywood Legends

15 Famous Hollywood Myths That Just Won’t Die

Stunts! Bumps! Fake Trumps! 25 Pop Culture Myths Too Weird to Be True

Greatest Celebrity Urban Legends of All Time

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