Vintage Photos From Hollywood History We Never Knew Existed

By Sarah Norman | August 1, 2023

Handsome actor Randolph Scott at home, 1937

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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It's probably obvious from this photo that Randolph Scott was an animal enthusiast. This well-known actor was featured in several Western movies from the 1930s through the 1960s and rode many horses throughout his career but his favorite, by far, was Stardust. With his striking palomino coat and full white mane and tail, Stardust appeared in over a dozen films with Scott as his rider. The two worked so well together that fans wrote letters asking Scott questions about his movie partner.  

Jean Harlow, 1935

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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.