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Mystery Theme Trivia #4

  1. Which late actress famously spoke out against sexist filming conditions of her most famous movie series, saying "I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra."
  2. Which Michael Jackson music video includes a West Side Story-esque dance fight between two rival gangs?
  3. Created by Arthur Okun, which economic indicator is calculated by adding the unemployment rate to the inflation rate?
  4. In 1952, the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston publicly condemned and banned this Christmas song by 13 year-old Jimmy Boyd because it (apparently) implied a link between sex and Christmas.
  5. This stock sound effect, used in over 400 movies, was first used in the 1951 movie Distant Drums, when a man was bitten by an alligator.
  6. Which five-word phrase, first used in the charters of some of the English Colonies in North America to mean "coast to coast", is the last line of America the Beautiful?
  7. The answers to these six questions have something in common. What's another question that could fit in this set?

Hints and Answers

Hint #1

The thematic part of each answer is one word or part of a word. (Though the thematic part of your Q7 submission can be more than one word.)

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