Some of these scandals have been all but forgotten, while others live in infamy to this day. To maintain her weight, the studio had her on a diet that included only chicken soup, black coffee, 80 cigarettes a day, and appetite suppressants every four hours. If you've ever read the Twitter storm that happens when someone makes a snide comment and things get out of control, that's nothing compared to what Bergman and Rossellini went through. He went home the next day and died. 1. After filming, Young headed off to Europe for a few months before returning to California. Some stories from the heyday of glamourous Hollywood are disturbing, but Natalie Wood's story is just heartbreaking. The most persistent rumor to plague legendary “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” actress Joan Crawford throughout her career was that she starred in a sex tape when she was starting out in Hollywood. Back in the day, it certainly wasn’t uncommon for Hollywood stars to marry much younger women. I think I've won the right to control myself.". In 1966, Young finally told not-so-little Judy the truth: her father was Clark Gable. Good tried to make a comeback, and strangely, discovered a young comedian named Bob Hope before dying of a heart attack at 46 years old. When Wood was 10 years old and filming The Green Promise, a bridge broke and dumped her into a fast-moving river. In 1938, he invited Nazi propagandist filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl to Walt Disney Studios in the immediate aftermath of Kristallnacht, also known as “the night of the broken glass,” a Nazi government terror campaign that saw synagogues burned, Jewish shopkeepers’ windows smashed and Jews murdered by Nazi youths throughout Germany. Her final blackout took place in front of the $2,000 flower arrangement that spelled out her first name in red and white roses. See more ideas about old hollywood, hollywood, actresses. The pressure on young women actors like Garland to become (and stay) thin was intense and often left a lifelong, devastating legacy. When actresses withdrew into seclusion for "rest" or an "appendectomy," it was code for abortion. His company would eventually become MGM. In his 1992 autobiography, “Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg,” Williams revealed that he was infatuated with his TV mom. Walt Disney has long been accused of anti-Semitism, and the insinuation isn’t entirely baseless. By fall, he was calling Rossellini a "Nazi collaborator inspired by cocaine," and the whole affair led to a brief (and failed) movement in the government that tried to make filmmakers and stars responsible for their behavior, ordering them to apply for government permits to make movies that could be revoked any time there was anything morally shady going on. When he was 16 and she was 36, they went to a restaurant for dinner. The death of Judy Garland is a prime example of how Tinseltown might sparkle on the surface, but roil with trauma just below.. Garland was a child actor-turned-Hollywood songbird who found fame through films like The Wizard of Oz, For Me and My Gal, and A Star is Born.But her tenure in Hollywood was a double-edged sword, as with the fame came a lifetime of judgment and abuse on … Even the U.S. Senate got involved, with a Colorado senator going so far as to denounce her behavior and call her "a powerful influence for evil." There's a certain undeniable elegance about old movies. Mannix was known for making problems disappear — is that what he did with Reeves? 22-year-old Dominique Dunne was murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend which was the first death that was said to be caused by the curse. However, it’s worth noting that the “date” ended with a peck on the cheek, at which point Henderson went home to her husband and four kids. It was afternoon when Rappe's screams brought people to the suite, and she died a few days later. We'll start with the fact that he was 48 and estranged from his third wife when he first hooked up with the 15-year-old Beverly Aadland in a tryst that, according to her, was nowhere near consensual. There are few Hollywood stars who take the idea of the girl next door and elevate it to iconic, but that's exactly what Judy Garland did. So what really happened? Maria once was told by a fortune-teller that she would drown, and she instilled a fear of drowning into her daughter. (We warned you it was going to get creepier.) Dorothy Mackaye, Paul Kelly, and Ray Raymond. The cogs and gears that actually move Hollywood forward are oiled with dirty back lot stories.