Hollywood, the dream factory. The appellation fits: Everything about golden age Hollywood was manufactured -- and for many working there, it was often a nightmare. If you think movies today are made by cynical, marketing-minded execs, then man do we have news about how worse the industry used to be. All the glitz, the glamour, the dazzle, were all conjured up by publicists. In dark places where the film lights didn’t shine, these things happened.

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