Rarely Seen Photos From Hollywood History

By Sarah Norman | May 4, 2023

Jean Harlow, 1935

Are you ready to uncover the untold stories behind the scenes of Hollywood's past? From tragic pasts to the dark secrets of childhoods, the lives of many of our beloved stars have been far from glamorous. Join us as we take a deeper look into the history of Hollywood and discover the surprising truths behind some of the most iconic figures in film history

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For the original "Blonde Bombshell," acting was an afterthought, as Harlow's true aspiration was to become a wife and mother. The only reason she looked for work as an extra in films was to please her mother, who was known as "Mother Jean." She suffered poor health as a child, contracting meningitis at the age of five and scarlet fever at 15. She died in 1937 from uremic poisoning and kidney failure, which was a result of scarlet fever.

Carole Lombard and Clark Gable in a photo taken by a fan, 1940

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Carole Lombard and Clark Gable had a passionate yet tragic marriage that began in 1939, while Gable was filming Gone With The Wind. According to author Robert Matzen, during their marriage, Gable did not remain faithful to his wife and hooked up with his 21-year-old co-star actress, Lana Turner.
"Gable was self-centered and never felt it necessary to have self-discipline when it came to sex outside the relationship because he had a sense of what a catch he was."

Unfortunately, Lombard died in 1942 while flying home to save her marriage with Gable.