Weird History

Facts We Just Learned About Old Hollywood That Made Us Say 'Really?'

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Vote up the facts about Hollywood's early days you just learned today.

Modern Hollywood is still America's dream factory, an industry dedicated to committing beautiful fictions to the silver screen - but there's no longer a curtain hiding the wizard or his secret levers and knobs. In other words, the mystery is gone.

For the most part, this is actually a good thing. The Golden Age of Hollywood was a spectacular era of glitz and glamour, but it hid a lot of ugly truths, misogny, racism, and outright illegality. Several Redditors have shared what they've learned about this bygone era in film history, and their finds range from the disturbing to the delightful. Check out these Old Hollywood facts, and vote up the ones you never knew before.