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  • Frank and Laura Cavestani’s Wedding

    Frank and Laura Cavestani’s Wedding

    Frank Cavestani rants poetically about marriage from different locations in New York City. Then he gets married. Raw footage of the after-ceremony party. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #20]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #20]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Footage from one of actress Sally Kirkland’s “press” parties. Various people from the “Making It” crew interview several actors and show business people about struggling in Hollywood. Those interviewed include writer/director James Bridges, actor Robert Ginty, and actor John Belushi. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #41]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #41]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Actors Julius Harris, Robert Walden, Sally Kirkland, and Gregory Rozakis at Derrick’s, a restaurant in Los Angeles. Walden dominates the conversation and talks about the difficulty of acting in projects for Universal studios, the 1976 version of “King Kong” (Harris plays a role in the film), and tells a story about the time that a publicity photo of his was taken off the wall at a L.A. restaurant (possibly endangering his reputation). Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #61]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #61]

    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 footage of kids selling maps to stars’ homes, plus b-roll of Grauman’s (Mann’s) Chinese Theatre. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #26]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #26]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business and some who are already established. Interview with Tab Hunter, former matinee idol, in the Chateau Marmont hotel. Hunter talks about the impact of fame and stardom on people’s personalities. Frank Cavestani explains the mission of the project–to de-glamorize Hollywood and to show the reality of a Hollywood wannabe. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #21]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #21]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Footage from one of actress Sally Kirkland’s “press” parties. Various people from the “Making It” crew interview several actors and show business people about struggling in Hollywood. Those interviewed include actor Robert Ginty, actress Corinne Calvet, and several unidentified actors. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #42]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #42]

    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 with actors Julius Harris, Robert Walden, Sally Kirkland, and Gregory Rozakis at Derrick’s, a restaurant in Los Angeles. Actress Cissy Colpitts joins the crowd at dinner. Judy Thomas, a co-owner of the restaurant and part-time talent manager, talks about up-and-coming actors that she is managing. Walden talks about TvQ ratings (industry popularity and recognition ratings); actress Debralee Scott and writer Jennifer Gladstone join the crowd. There is a general discussion about working with “difficult” actors, and the practice of “dishing” and “gossiping” in Hollywood. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #62]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #62]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Tourists are interviewed in front of Grauman’s (Mann’s) Chinese Theatre. They are asked about what they “think of [movie] stars.” Most respond that they prefer the movie stars from the “old days.” Continue reading