Vintage Photos From Hollywood History We Never Knew Existed

By Sarah Norman | May 30, 2023

Cybill Shepherd in a scene from The Last Picture Show (1971)

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 1971 Cybill Shepherd quickly became a star with her mesmerizing performance in The Last Picture Show. Shepherd played the role of Jacy Farrow, a brave and bold woman in a small Texas town. With her stunning beauty and captivating presence, she captivated audiences everywhere. 

Her performance earned her vast critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Shepherd's stunning portrayal of Jacy Farrow became an iconic moment in cinema history. It established her as one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. She would have a long and successful career, and her impact on the film industry remains today.

Hedy Lamarr and Marlene Dietrich sharing a kiss while director Billy Wilder is standing near, 1948

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It may have been surprising to director Billy Wilder to see Hollywood beauties Hedy Lamarr and Marlene Dietrich share a kiss on the set of A Foreign Affair, especially back in 1948. Those who know Ms. Lamarr's history may not be as shocked by this photo. In her Hollywood roles, she was often cast as the foreign temptress but later in life offered more than her sexuality on the silver screen. In her lifetime, she patented a system for torpedoing U-Boats with composer George Antheil, and she finally received recognition for her behind-the-scenes work in what is now contemporary electronics.