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Things That Happened On Classic Film Sets That Would Be Way Illegal Today

Despite its decadent image, a modern Hollywood movie set is probably one of the safest places you can be. Working hours are strictly controlled, people are (it seems) on high alert for creepy predators and bad behavior, bullying by directors can result in lawsuits, and even insects have their own special handler to make sure no one squishes them. (Seriously: Steven Kutcher.) It all sounds so overpoliced and sterile that it can leave you pining for classic film sets where directors like...

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    Things That Happened On Classic Film Sets That Would Be Way Illegal Today - Grunge

    Things That Happened On Classic Film Sets That Would Be Way Illegal Today - Grunge

    Despite its decadent image, a modern Hollywood movie set is probably one of the safest places you can be. Working hours are strictly controlled, people are (it seems) on high alert for creepy predators and bad behavior, bullying by directors can result in lawsuits, and even insects have their own special handler to make sure no one squishes them. (Seriously: Steven Kutcher.) It all sounds so overpoliced and sterile that it can leave you pining for classic film sets where directors like John Ford were such hardasses they could make manly men like John Wayne break down and cry.

    Scandalous Stories From Old Hollywood

    There's a certain undeniable elegance about old movies. We like to think that it was a better, more honorable time, where the men were gentlemen and the women were ladies. Chivalry still existed, and so did romance. That might be true onscreen, but behind the scenes, Hollywood players were just as screwed up then as they are today. Sometimes, they made the juiciest of today's gossip look like it was written by a devout Christian doing his best to be edgy...and failing miserably.

    Classic Film Stars Who Were Actually Really Weird People

    "Old Hollywood" is a synonym for class, sophistication, and images of matinee idols chastely stealing kisses on the silver screen. That's sure not how it felt at the time. Behind the glitz and glamour, Golden Age Tinseltown was a seething mass of wailing drunks, drug-addicted loonies, overwhelming egomaniacs, and straight-up nutjobs. Think modern weirdos such as Gary Busey have a monopoly on the job of "genuinely crazy actor"? Think again.

    Rules Old Hollywood Stars Had To Follow

    Rules Old Hollywood Stars Had To Follow

    Hollywood first came to existence — as we know it — in 1908, debuting its first movie, "The Count of Monte Cristo." According to History, a mere three years later, Hollywood gained its first movie studio on Sunset Boulevard. After that, it didn't take long for many other companies to start flocking to sunny California, as well.

    Groundbreaking Female Filmmakers Of Early Hollywood - Grunge

    Groundbreaking Female Filmmakers Of Early Hollywood - Grunge

    The silent film era of the 1910s and 1920s is often associated with male filmmakers like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, while women like Greta Garbo and Clara Bow emoted silently and beautifully in front of the camera. But several women of this era played behind-the-scenes roles and helped break ground in the film industry, both in Hollywood and in international film scenes. Many of these women have been forgotten or overlooked by history, and many of their films have collected dust in storage for decades, or been lost entirely. Here's a look at the women who were silenced long after the silent film era ended. These are the groundbreaking female filmmakers of early Hollywood and beyond.

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