The nostalgia of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. I can link the actor to just about anything even the small town of Elmore City, Oklahoma. Those who live in the Heartland may already know of this interesting connection dating back to the 1980s which inspired the world to dance in Footloose. That’s right! Footloose is a true story that came from a real town that forbid dancing. In the attached article, follow the play-by-play of how Elmore City brought dancing back to prom and inspired Kevin Bacon to become the star of the cult classic.
Pulling from the 1980 vault in People Magazine: The Real Story of Footloose