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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

  • [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #7]

    [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #7]

    This tape features raw footage of boxing legend Floyd Patterson (1935-2006) in Atlantic City, shot for the 1985 TV series “Once A Star.” Patterson, his son Tracy, and many other fighters, including Evander Holyfield, go through an orientation meeting in preparation for fighting in the state of New Jersey. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #8]

    [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #8]

    This tape features footage of the ’69 Chicago Cubs and New York Mets teams at “Dream Game ’86,” shot for the television series “Once A Star.” This tape covers the beginning of the game, with audio from the dugout, and a hit by Ernie Banks (1931-). Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #11 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #11 Dallas]

    Raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once a Star.” Footage from the NBA Legends basketball game during the 1986 All-Star Weekend. Television executive Bob Wussler (1936-2010) is interviewed. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #76]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #76]

    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 #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

  • [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #9]

    [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #9]

    This tape features raw footage of an interview with boxing legend Floyd Patterson (1935-2006) for the television series “Once A Star,” in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Patterson is asked about some of his more famous fights with Ingemar Johansson and Cassius Clay a.k.a. Muhammad Ali, his love for the sport, and his eventual retirement. Continue reading