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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: Phoenix, Arizona #7]

    [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #7]

    This tape features footage of the ’69 Chicago Cubs and New York Mets teams at “Dream Game ’86.” Players tape introductions for the television series “Once a Star.” Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #10 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #10 Dallas]

    Raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once a Star” from the 1986 NBA Legends basketball game during the All-Star Weekend. Nate Thurmond (1941-) is interviewed. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #70]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #70]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Footage taken outside of Schwab’s drugstore on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #29]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #29]

    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 from one of John-Roger’s spiritual gatherings at his Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, attended by Sally Kirkland. John-Roger sits on stage in a large armchair on a platform and preaches to the crowd, who sits cross-legged on the ground and looks up at JR. 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