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Actors -- Folklore

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Alice Cooper is an apostate Mormon / Loren Allen, 1997 January 23

 Item
Identifier: FA 7 Sub-Series 9 Sub-Series 1 Item 6.9.1.2.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Loren Allen. According to the story, Alice Cooper left his LDS mission, has appeared onstage in dyed, defaced temple garments, and has an album cover with a Book of Mormon on it.
Dates: Other: 1997 January 23

Barney / Melissa Sucher, 1997 January 27

 Item
Identifier: FA 7 Sub-Series 9 Sub-Series 1 Item 6.9.1.4.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Melissa Sucher, who heard the story from a male fellow missionary within about two years of recording. According to the story, Barney, of the Barney show, is baptized a Mormon.
Dates: Other: 1997 January 27

Collection of rumors about actors and movie stars, 1997-2005

 Sub-Series
Identifier: FA 7 Sub-Series 9 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains modern or urban legends about actors and movie stars. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah from 1997 to 2005. Most of the items are typewritten, but a few of the older items are handwritten. Many of the items contain a description of how, when, and where they were collected as well as explanations of social and cultural contexts.
Dates: 1997-2005

Ernie's dead / Sara Black, 1998

 Item
Identifier: FA 7 Sub-Series 9 Sub-Series 1 Item 6.9.1.6.1
Scope and Contents Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Sara Black. According to the story, rumor has it that because Bert and Ernie were perceived as having a homosexual relationship, an episode of "Sesame Street" had Ernie getting run over by a truck and Bert getting a female roommate.
Dates: 1998

Hit the floor / Kylene Johnson, 2000 January 19

 Item
Identifier: FA 7 Sub-Series 9 Sub-Series 1 Item 6.9.1.5.1
Scope and Contents Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Kylene Johnson, who collected information from Clint Johnson. According to the story, a woman misunderstands Eddie Murphy's request to push an elevator button as a threat. Murphy finds the misunderstanding so funny that he pays for her entire vacation.
Dates: 2000 January 19

Mormon folklore / Whitney Morgan, 1997 January 23

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Identifier: FA 7 Sub-Series 9 Sub-Series 1 Item 6.9.1.1.3
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Whitney Morgan. According to the story, Steve Martin is a Mormon. Contextual notes disclose two second-order acquaintances who baptized non-celebrities by that name.
Dates: Other: 1997 January 23

Mormon legend / Amber Ratcliffe, 1998 January 13

 Item
Identifier: FA 7 Sub-Series 9 Sub-Series 1 Item 6.9.1.3.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Amber Ratcliffe, who collected information from Doug Ratcliffe. According to the story, Ricky Schroder took Mormon missionary discussions during the filming of Lonesome Dove, but backed away for career reasons.
Dates: Other: 1998 January 13

Rick Schroeder / Sarah Nuttall, 2001 February 24

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Identifier: FA 7 Sub-Series 9 Sub-Series 1 Item 6.9.1.3.2
Scope and Contents Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Sarah Nuttall. According to the story, Ricky Schroeder is married to a Mormon and sometimes attends meetings.
Dates: 2001 February 24

Steve Martin and his supposed Church membership / Matthew Hansen, 2001 January 25

 Item
Identifier: FA 7 Sub-Series 9 Sub-Series 1 Item 6.9.1.1.7
Scope and Contents Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Matthew Hansen, who collected information from Crista Davis. According to the story, Steve Martin posted on his personal website that he is not a Mormon.
Dates: 2001 January 25

Steve Martin is a Mormon! / Loren Allen, 1997 January 18

 Item
Identifier: FA 7 Sub-Series 9 Sub-Series 1 Item 6.9.1.1.2
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Loren Allen, who collected information from Brian Miller. According to the story, Steve Martin is a Mormon; he discusses his CTR ring with Jay Leno on the Tonight Show. Brian suspects he saw a garment line on Steve Martin in a movie.
Dates: Other: 1997 January 18