Superstitions of the Stars
Rita Hayworth would slip a shiny new dime under the garter of her left leg for luck before stepping on a movie set.
Mae West made everyone who whistled in her dressing room stand in the corner and spit three times
Bette Davis thinks whistling in a dressing room is bad luck too, and pushed Jack Warner from her dressing room he whistled Hallelujah
|Edwin Booth as Hamlet|
Rumor has it that the superstition about whistling in a dressing room originated from the urban legend that actor Edwin Booth was whistling Dixie in his dressing room when his brother, John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln.
[Source: Point; August 1954]