40 Bizarre Rules That Old Hollywood Stars Were Forced To Obey

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40. You had to sign a long term contract with one movie studio

Movie studio talent scouts could sign people off the street to long-term contracts, based almost entirely on their looks. It didn’t matter if they had acting experience or not. These contracts tended to last anywhere from four to seven years. The prospective star effectively became the studio’s property, free to be moulded any way their bosses saw fit.

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