Vintage Photos From Hollywood History We Never Knew Existed

By Sarah Norman | September 13, 2023

Robert Montgomery with his daughter, Elizabeth Montgomery, at the Stork Club, New York City, 1955

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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Born into television as the daughter of actor and director, Robert Montgomery, Elizabeth Montgomery began her Hollywood career in his popular series Robert Montgomery Presents. Most of us know her as nose-twitching Samantha in Bewitched, but later she did all she could to get away from the amiable and friendly character. She was nominated for Emmy Awards in A Case of Rape where she played a rape victim, and also for The Legend of Lizzie Borden, where she portrayed the murderess killer, Lizzie Borden. 

Groucho Marx walking his daughter Melinda to school, 1953

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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.