Hollywood, 35 years later

In 1976, Frank Cavestani, Laura Cavestani, and Tom Weinberg produced a 30-minute documentary called Making it in Hollywood. It’s an insightful look at the business of fame and is still a strikingly accurate portrait of the Hollywood celebrity machine, featuring Shelley Winters, Sally Kirkland, Cissy Colpitts, and Tab Hunter, with appearances by Dr. John and John Belushi and many others.

More than 35 years later, Mathias Sorum watched nearly all of the 80 camera original Making It tapes in the Media Burn Archive and created something entirely fresh out of those dozens of hours of previously unused footage as a music video for San Francisco-based musician Vital.

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As always, you can watch the original Making it in Hollywood at Media Burn. The 1976 production team also included Steve Conant, Paul Goldsmith, Petur Hliddal, Lars Nelson, Leslie Shatz, Jody Sibert, and Elan Soltes.

Download the new Vital EP from Black Sky Records.

 

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