Controversial Beauty Tips From Old Hollywood Stars.
MGM studio execs felt that Judy Garland needed to shed a few pounds.
According to the book "Hollywood's Second Sex: The Treatment of Women in the Film Industry, 1900-1999," the actress that is best known as Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" was forced to go on a diet of chicken soup, black coffee, and 80 cigarettes a day, which limited her caloric intake, but also got her hooked on diet pills.
Rita Hayworth did everything under the rainbow to look less ethnic.
"Hollywood's Second Sex: The Treatment of Women in the Film Industry, 1900-1999" claims that Hayworth dyed her hair, underwent a year of hairline electrolysis, and changed her name from Margarita Carmen Cansino to Rita Hayworth because Hollywood execs claimed she needed to look less ethnic.
Want to prevent your girls from sagging? Slow down when driving over a speed bump.
According to billionaire director Howard Hughes, not only did the actresses working under him had a curfew and a number of those ridiculous restrictions, that included slowing down when going over bumps to prevent their girls from sagging.
Joan Crawford used boric acid twice a day on her eyes!
In her book, "My Way Of Life," Joan kept her eyes clean by using boric acid and cold water twice a day. She'd also place pads soaked in boric acid over her eyelids and listened to some music while they worked their "magic."
Selena Royle may have come up with a salty body scrub to exfoliate.
She encouraged women to sprinkle table salt all over them themselves and rub it with a moist sponge. Not only did she claim this would give them a quick pick up physically, but also emotionally because she believed that the salt relieved tension from the nerve endings.
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