From the 1930s through the mid-'40s, movie stars' squeaky clean images were cultivated with great care by the big movie studios. These days, a well-publicized scandal can either end a career or provide a much needed boost to a luminary's star power. Two of the 1950s most controversial celebrities, Marilyn Monroe and Robert Mitchum, were among the first to use the aired dirty laundry to their advantage by beefing-up their public personae. Mitchum's bust for smoking marijuana was perfectly in-line with his image as a film-noir anti-hero, while Monroe's pre-fame nudies graced... More >>>