Vintage Photos From Hollywood History We Never Knew Existed

By Sarah Norman | June 20, 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.

Natalie Wood and the New York City skyline, 1961

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Most of us know about the untimely and mysterious death of Natalie Wood, who played Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street and Maria in West Side Story. In 1981, her death was classified as an accidental drowning, but years later — 40 to be exact — in 2011, the Los Angeles County sheriff's office officially reopened the investigation. In 2013, her death was changed to "drowning and other undetermined factors." The new coroner had found physical evidence of a possible assault the day she died.