1. When Clark Gable appeared without an undershirt in It Happened One Night (1934), women across the nation stopped buying the garment for their husbands. This caused a depression in undershirts in the 1930s.
2. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was made an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1949.
3. While filming on location in the Belgian Congo for The African Queen (1951), everyone on the set got dysentery from drinking contaminated water. The only people that escaped illness were Humphrey Bogart and director John Huston.
4. Greta Garbo was Adolf Hitler's favourite actress. The film he liked the most was Camille (1936), which apparently made him «glow.»
5. Lon Chaney was not only one of the most powerful and versatile actors in cinema history, but he was also a master of makeup.
6. To film the burning of Atlanta scene in Gone with the Wind (1939), MGM actually burned many old sets that needed to be cleared from the studio back lot, including ones from King Kong (1933) and The Garden of Allah (1936).
7. Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman were active FBI informants in Hollywood, reporting on other actors who they suspected of subversive activities.
8. Whenever Errol Flynn was banned from drinking on a film set, he would inject oranges with vodka and eat them during his breaks.
9. Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel shared a room in a boarding house in New York, when they went on a tour of the U.S. in 1910, as part of Fred Karno's comedy troupe.
10. Jean Harlow was the godmother of Millicent Siegel, daughter of the notorious mobster Benjamin «Bugsy» Siegel.