Ed Driscoll

Somebody Put A Stake In These Ancient Urban Myths!

Based on the excerpt from its first chapter, James Hirsen’s Hollywood Nation: Left Coast Lies, Old Media Spin, and the New Media Revolution sounds like a pretty good read, sort of along the lines of Andrew Breitbart and Mark Ebner’s Hollywood Interrupted from last year (which I ended up naming this site’s whole show-biz category after). But I couldn’t help noticing it unwittingly recycles urban myths whose origins date as far back as the mid-1930s: