Vintage Photos From Hollywood History We Never Knew Existed

By Sarah Norman | June 6, 2023

Groucho Marx walking his daughter Melinda to school, 1953

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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Groucho Marx was born as Julius Henry Marx and was the third of five brothers to Sam "Frenchie" Marx and Minnie Schonberg. The Marx Brothers made themselves famous as one of Hollywood's funniest comedy troupes, but Groucho's life was not as enjoyable as their shows were to audiences. Initially, Marx did not want to pursue entertainment but rather had dreams of becoming a doctor. His mother pushed him towards Hollywood as their family lived in poverty and they could no longer afford his schooling by the age of 12.

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

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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.