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Hollywood Love Stories No One Could Believe Happened In Real Life

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It’s funny how many of us don’t even think of romance, as our minds are pre-occupied with things like careers, schooling and our futures. Until of course, it just grabs you. Even when we’re married or in a committed relationship we take certain things for granted. The lives of Hollywood actors and actresses can sometimes become a window into our own lives as well. Though we may not all have the same troubles, fears or problems that these people have, each and every one of us can find just a little bit of ourselves in each story in this article.

These stories are unexpected, in that they are not necessarily everyday occurrences. Other stories are familiar but presented in a manner that explores the triumphs or failures of the lover or spouse. Either way, if you really can’t find something here that grabs you or tugs at you, then you really haven’t lived life at all.

15. Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio

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If there ever was a story of two people who always wanted to be with each other, but never could, this is it. One had a debilitating case of anger that was only elevated by his iconic status in New York City, and the other a level of depression that no one could see behind a smile that captivated millions. They met while on a double date in 1952. Joe, at the age of 35, had ended his career, while Marilyn was at the beginning of hers. The baseball superstar always had such a crush on the actress that he remained stoically silent throughout the dinner, perhaps a case of shyness from his otherwise grand ego. Marilyn was intrigued and curious because she had never been ignored before. The couple spent their first night together and got married in January 1954.

Joe was possessive, wanting to transform Marylin into more of a housewife, something she was definitely not. He had ground rules, such as having to approve all of her movies, insisting that she stop playing the half-dressed dumb blonde. His wife agreed because, in him, she found the only man she could trust. This bond was not strong enough though, as their marriage ended nine months later as Marilyn could take no more mental and physical abuse. The starlet dated and married several other powerful and usually married men, but always wanted to be with Joe. The couple always saw each other on the side during her relationships. The lovestruck Joe, on the other hand, found it difficult to date others as everyone reminded him of her. The star athlete took anger management courses hoping that the two would get back together permanently, and Marilyn was hoping for the same thing.

In February 1961, Marilyn was institutionalized as a paranoid schizophrenic, a disease probably inherited from her mother. No other man she ever married, dated or was dating at the time, came to her side when this happened. Only Joe cared as he forcibly took her out of the institution into Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, where she introduced him as “my hero.” She continued her downward spiral until she died one year later at the age of 36. Days before she died, Monroe told a friend, “If it weren’t for Joe, I’d probably have killed myself years ago.” DiMaggio believed her death to be a suicide, others did not. As her only family member, Joe buried her, took care of the funeral arrangements and delivered roses to her grave every week for 36 years until his death in 1999, as per the actresses’ wishes. He never remarried, and on his deathbed, his last words were: “I’ll finally get to see Marilyn again.”

14. Buddy Holly and María Elena Holly

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Buddy Holly was a musical icon in the late 1950s. His wife María Elena Santiago, was a 22-year-old receptionist for music executive Murray Deutch when the two finally met. According to Maria: “I didn’t even know who he was, even though I was sending the records to the radio station to play Buddy Holly. But I had never seen him. It was a mutual admiration society right away. I just fell, like boom,” she said with a laugh, adding that “he fell the same way.” Company policy wouldn’t allow them to date, but Buddy Holly changed that by asking her out that same evening. It was Maria’s first ever date. During their first date, Buddy asked her to marry him. Maria’s initial thought was: ”I had gotten the idea from my aunt that most musicians were not all there, crazy, and I thought, ‘Uh-oh my aunt was right. This guy’s not well, he just met me and here we go; now he’s asking me to marry me.’” In the end, she did marry him soon after their first date.

Maria always accompanied the singer on tour, acting as somewhat of a tour manager while taking care of all of the little details. Buddy insisted Maria not go on The Winter Dance Tour in 1959 because she was pregnant. The tour ended up being one delay after another as the tour bus kept breaking down. One day Buddy got fed up and decided to rent a plane instead. On February 3rd, 1959, forever known as “The Day the Music Died”, his plane crashed, killing all of the passengers.

His wife blamed herself for everyone’s death as she noted that if she had been there, no one would have rented a plane. She was a widow in denial never making it to his funeral, and never once visiting his grave to this day, stating that: “I refused to believe he was buried. I remembered him just as he was when he left our apartment in Greenwich Village”. To add insult to injury, Maria had a miscarriage and lost their only child. They had been married all of 6 months.

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‘Ghost’: 10 Haunting Facts You Never Knew About This ’90s Romantic Film

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Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore who acted together in the movie ‘Ghost’ that was shot in 1990, did not expect it to be a big hit of the year.

Even the director Jerry Zucker, did not have the idea that a whole movie cast with the lead role as a ghost would be liked by many, however, to his surprise it happened to be most loved movie of the year.

Similar to movie ‘Dirty Dancing’, even though the idea behind the movie was funny, it really worked and became one of the classics.

Whoopi Goldberg a co-star, was the one to take the credit because she made it more hilarious, but the fact that casting of her character had problems when the movie began was totally new to me.

Read more to know more about this paranormal romantic movie.

1. Whoopi Got The Role Because Of Patrick.

Patrick who has no personal contact with Whoopi declined to act with anyone other than her, even though she had problems with the shooting dates and producers felt she may not do the role well.

2. Demi Was Preferred For Her Ability To Cry Whenever Asked For.

Demi can cry as of her wish but that’s not it, she can actually choose the eye from which she had to cry. This captivated the movie makers much more than her performance.

3. Babies Voices Were Used To Create The ‘Dark Shadows’.

The eerie music for the dark daunting shadows was created by slow rewinding of crying baby voices.

4. Patrick Had To Convince That He Can Do Non-Action Roles.

Patrick was considered only as action star as he excelled at movies Road House and Next of Kin. Although he acted in Dirty Dancing, screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin and director Jerry Zucker were not sure to make him act in this soft role. However, when he dropped tears for his late dad on a live talk they changed their opinion

5. Patrick Was Not Given The Luxury For Being Warm.

The shooting happened on cold nights of New York and the whole team dressed up in warm clothes. But as Patrick was acting as ghost he wasn’t given any special clothing because climate wouldn’t affect ghosts.

And to add an extra pain he was made to put ice in his mouth to hide the visibility of his breadth.

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The 20 Funniest Text Messages Between Parents And Their Kids. I Can’t Stop Laughing!

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It’s no secret that children just get this whole texting thing way better than parents. They’ve been exposed to new technologies since they were young and when it comes to smartphones, which have changed drastically in just a few shorts years, the struggles of parents are far more pronounced.

But while parents do fail to grasp some of the finer nuances of texting, like the seemingly deranged machinations of autocorrect, there are many times our parents still manage to surprise us.

 

1. When mom thinks it’s hilarious that your Great Aunt has died.


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2. HashtagMom


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3. This one needs sending to space


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4. DO NOT TEXT


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5. Acronyms won’t work on this mom.


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6. Secret Snapper Mom


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7. When Dad gives Mom a “Stiffy”


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19 Photos That Will Give You Blackberry-Intense Flashbacks

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1. Exchanging BBM pins with everyone you know that had a Blackberry.


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2. Making sure your crush knows your pin so they’d add you:


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3. BBM tragedy striking:


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4. Competing with your friends for most contacts.


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5. Basically literally living, breathing, and dying for BBM.


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6. BRICK. BREAKER.


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7. And Word Mole.


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This Couple’s 68th Wedding Anniversary Photo shoot Is Seriously the Sweetest Thing Ever

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They say true love stands the test of time, and for Ollie and Donald King, that is certainly the case. They’re celebrating their 68th anniversary this September.

“He kept telling me how much he loved her and how God blessed them with 68 years,” photographer Paige Franklin told ABC News. “He told me in all their 68 years together they’ve never spent one full day or night apart. That was so touching to me. I kept thinking, ‘That is the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard.’”


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The couple’s granddaughter, Ashley Owen, arranged for the lovebirds to have a photo shoot on their farm in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, as a keepsake to always remember how much they cherish each other.

“I’m obsessed with them and I think they’re super adorable, even though I’m biased,” Owen, 24, said with a laugh. “I really did it just for myself because I’m obsessed with them and I thought it would be great.”


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It took some convincing to get them to agree to it, however.

“They’re super humble and don’t like to be photographed a lot. They don’t want to show off at all,” said Owen.


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Absolutely Amazing: A Look Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

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A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or whispers, blocks of concrete or blades of grass, all depending on changes of pressure so subtle that we would hardly notice them in any other context. (The difference in force between a bold line and nothing at all would hardly tip a domino.) And while a pencil is sophisticated enough to track every gradation of the human hand, it is also simple enough for a toddler to use.

Such radical simplicity is surprisingly complicated to produce. Since 1889, the General Pencil Company has been converting huge quantities of raw materials (wax, paint, cedar planks, graphite) into products you can find, neatly boxed and labeled, in art and office-supply stores across the nation: watercolor pencils, editing pencils, sticks of charcoal, pastel chalks. Even as other factories have chased higher profit margins overseas, General Pencil has stayed put, cranking out thousands upon thousands of writing instruments in the middle of Jersey City.

 

Extrusions of graphite are collected for recycling.


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Packing graphite, which is the consistency of sand, is used to distribute the oven’s heat evenly around the graphite cores. Afterward, the packing material will be poured out and recycled.


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Graphite cores cooling after being dipped in heated wax.


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These graphite cores were heated in an oven to remove moisture and harden the material.


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After being heated, graphite cores are placed in perforated cans and dipped in hot wax.


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The pastel cores are fragile and must be carefully placed by hand into the cedar slats.


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The employee seen here has worked at General Pencil for 47 years. The mixer behind him handles pastels and charcoals.


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