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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Norma Shearer and the Beautiful Jew

Irving Thalberg and Norma Shearer, 1924. In March 1923, future Hollywood star Norma Shearer and her mother Edith arrived in Los Angeles. Norma had just signed a five-year contract offered by Irving Thalberg, the boy wonder of Hollywood. In an unpublished memoir, Norma Shearer (1902-1983) vividly recalls her first day at MGM: We were sitting […]

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