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  • Hollywood, 35 years later

    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 … Continue reading

  • TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards

    TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards

    Here is your front row ticket to 48th Academy Awards (1976). The Oscars as you’ve never seen them before. Watch a young Steven Spielberg lose out in his first of many nominations to be Best Director. Join Lily Tomlin as she buys her acceptance gown, Lee Grant rehearsing her “losing smile” for the camera and Michael Douglas planning his sweep of nominations for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #68]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #68]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Raw footage of an interview with actor Robert Walden. Walden discusses how he prepared for certain roles and characters that he has played (including his role as Donald H. Segretti in the film “All the President’s Men”); and how he keeps his own wardrobe, because he doesn’t often like the wardrobe selection in television. 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 #66]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #66]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. The first portion of this tape features actress Sally Kirkland making some phone calls to various unidentified people. This is followed by an interview with actor Robert Walden in his apartment. Walden discusses film and television production techniques and how they can affect acting and actors. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #6]

    [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #6]

    This tape includes an interview with Hall of Fame Leo Durocher (1905-1991) and sports writer Dick Dozer (1925-1994) in Phoenix, Arizona. Shot for the television series “Once A Star.” Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #9 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #9 Dallas]

    Raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once a Star” from the NBA Legends basketball game during the 1986 All-Star Weekend. Walt Bellamy (1939-) is interviewed. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #69]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #69]

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