Five Dark Tales From Hollywood’s Golden Age

Abuse, trauma, and murder

A photograph of Lana Turner by MGM, 1943 (Wikimedia Commons)

The Hollywood film industry is an iconic part of modern American culture. It’s hard not to be seduced by images of fame, fortune, and opportunity. But beneath this glossy exterior, Hollywood can be a dark place full of corruption, exploitation, and turmoil. Indeed, these five tales are a grim reminder of Hollywood’s sinister underbelly.

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