Vintage Photos From Hollywood History We Never Knew Existed

By Sarah Norman | May 2, 2023

Comedian Steve Martin in 1969

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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In 1969, the comedy world was forever changed by the introduction of Steve Martin. This wild and crazy guy was quickly making a name for himself with his unique brand of absurdist humor and surreal physical comedy. His first comedy album, Let's Get Small, was a huge success and established him as one of the most popular stand-up comedians in the business. Martin's wit, charm, and energetic performances had audiences everywhere on the edge of their seats, and his career continued to soar in the decades to come. His impact on comedy is still felt today, cementing Steve Martin's legacy as one of the most beloved and iconic comedians of all time.

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.