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Beverly Hills Urban Halloween Legends

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spadena.jpg Jack Benny (who was a famously cheap and made fun of himself for it) gave out silver dollars on Halloween.
                  True

Lucille Ball used to answer the door herself.
                  Also true

A witch lived in the witches’ house on Walden Avenue and gave out apples on Halloween.
                  Don’t know the answer because “the witches’ house” was so scary that none of us ever made it down the walkway. But the witches’ house wasn’t really a witches’ house. It was really offices and dressing rooms at a silent movie studio in Culver City before someone (don’t ask me why) relocated it to a corner lot in Beverly Hills in the 1930s and moved in.

Mr. Wilson, the Latin teacher at Beverly High was really a warlock.
                  False. There was no Latin teacher at BHHS named Mr. Wilson. The Latin teacher at Beverly High was Mrs. Wilson. And I don’t think she was a warlock but she would throw a blackboard eraser at you if you said the wrong answer or misconjugated something. She had pretty good aim.

If there are any urban Halloween legends in your neighborhood – we’d love to hear about them....

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0 #1 Bryan 2013-12-13 10:00
Mrs. Wilson may have thrown an occasional blackboard eraser but she also enticed us to finish translating Caesar's Gallic Wars with the promise of reading Ovid's Art of Love-she also hosted Halloween parties at her home and showed scary movies. Great teacher!
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