Home » Arts & Culture » Making it in Hollywood

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #11]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #11]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. More raw footage shot at actress Sally Kirkland’s home. Kirkland and several of her actress friends discuss the difficulties of achieving success as an actor in Hollywood. They talk about the importance of “looking the part” in Hollywood; and their experience with agents. Also, Kirkland gets a phone call from her mother, Sally Kirkland, Sr., longtime fashion editor at Vogue magazine, and from film director John Badham. (The other end of phone is heard on Audio Channel 2.) Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #35]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #35]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. This tape is b-roll footage taken from a car, driving down Hollywood Blvd. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #56]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #56]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Cissy Colpitts (now Cisse Cameron), an aspiring actress, meets with a casting director from 20th Century Fox Studios. She gives Colpitts a script to review, so that she can audition. After this, the casting director talks to “Making It” director Frank Cavestani about a part that actress Sally Kirkland auditioned for, but didn’t get, explaining why Kirkland was not cast. She also talks about how she got her start in show business (through her parents) and how many people who work in the business get breaks because of family connections. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #74]

    Raw footage from the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood”, which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #67 & 68]

    Raw footage from the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #12]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #12]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. More raw footage shot at actress Sally Kirkland’s home. Sally and several of her actress friends discuss various issues; including competition among friends and fellow actors, actors/friends helping each other, pornographic movies, and nudity in films. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #37]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #37]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. This tape features an interview with talent agent, Nicole David. Mostly, David makes various phone calls. David and her client, actress Sally Kirkland, go over contact sheets to decide on Kirkland’s latest head shot. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #57]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #57]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. A continuation of footage of Cissy Colpitts (now Cisse Cameron), an aspiring actress, meeting with a casting director from 20th Century Fox Studios. Continue reading