When you hear "Old Hollywood," you usually think of class, glamour, beauty, and mystery. You don't jump right to "excruciatingly painful dental procedures" or "forced dieting." But those were the kind of forgotten Old Hollywood scandals going on behind the scenes of all your favorite old movies. Between dodging sexism and fending off gossip rags, the supposedly carefree stars of yesteryear were frequently miserable.
Compared to the relatively chaste news of E! True Hollywood Story in the 21st century, the behind-the-scenes secrets of Old Hollywood from the late 1920s to the late 1950s seem particularly horrific.
Judy Garland Was Forced To Develop An Eating Disorder To Maintain Her WeightPhoto: The Wizard of Oz / Loew's, Inc
MGM Fed Judy Garland And Mickey Rooney A Constant Supply Of Drugs
Natalie Wood Was Allegedly Raped By A Famous Actor
Shirley Temple Was Just 12 Years Old When She Almost Fell Victim To The Casting Couch
Tommy Kirk Was Fired After Walt Disney Found Out He Was Gay
Judy Garland Was Sexually Assaulted On The Set Of 'The Wizard Of Oz'Photo: Loew's, Inc