Though he is praised as one of the greatest actors, it may shock you to hear that Marlon Brando did not memorize his lines! That’s right; the actor would use cue cards with his lines on them, print them out, and hide them around the movie set.
Brando can at least be given some credit for being strategic in the placement of his cue cards. He tried to hide them in places where he could read them in a natural way.
Natalie Wood's Injury
Natalie Wood was self-conscious about an old injury. Like many starlets of yester-year (and of course, today), any blemishes or imperfections were simply off the table, and even the great beauty Natalie Wood suffered from this greatly.
As a child star, Natalie Wood suffered an injury on the set of "The Green Promise." A bridge rigged to collapse fell down too early, breaking the young star’s wrist, and sadly, it never properly healed.
No Healing Time
The accident left Wood’s left wrist in a not-so-great condition. This made the talented actress very self-conscious. It was noted that she consistently wore something over the old injury, such as a bracelet, watch, or long-sleeved gloves to cover the area.
Some biographers said that Wood’s mother did not follow through on getting the injury treated properly, which is why it did not heal well.
Sometimes he would even tape his lines on the walls off camera. He also utilized another method to help him say his lines correctly. Reportedly, in the 1996 movie "The Island of Dr. Moreau," Brando was fed his lines through an earpiece.
This method, for the most part, seemed to work, but it had its downsides. The radio system he used would sometimes pick up signals from interfering radios, specifically police radios, resulting in him probably saying some interesting lines.
June Vlasek Loved Her Baths
June Vlasek took a lot of baths. We may be used to seeing the skincare and beauty routines of a lot of stars today on social media, but in earlier days, they had to use other outlets.
The beauty routines of certain starlets were often printed in newspapers so that their fans could get their tips and tricks. Actress June Vlasek (or June Lang) shared her unusual beauty tip in "The Fort Worth Star-Telegram" in October 1932.