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  • [MIA Vietnam veterans – Laureen Finley – Steve Binder]

    [MIA Vietnam veterans – Laureen Finley – Steve Binder]

    This video shows three different interviews. The first is with a street artist who is painting a mural in honor of the MIA veterans of the Vietnam War in order to attract support to find them. The second is with a woman named Laureen Finley who talks about reproductive rights, selective sterilization, and injustice in universal health care systems in the UK in the ’60s. The final interview is with Steve Binder, who directed/produced the Elvis’ 68 Comeback Special as well as the Petula Clark and Star Wars Holiday Specials, talks about his experiences with Elvis while making the 1968 special. Continue reading

  • 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

  • [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

  • [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #1]

    [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #1]

    This tape features raw footage shot for the television series “Once A Star.” The tape covers a banquet held for the 1969 Chicago Cubs and New York Mets. The two teams were participating in a “Dream Game” in Phoenix, AZ in 1986. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #4 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #4 Dallas]

    Raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once a Star.” Shot during the 1986 NBA All Star weekend. This tape is a continuation of an interview with Cazzie Russell (1944-) before the game. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #18 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #18 Dallas]

    Raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once a Star” from the 1986 NBA Legends basketball game during the All-Star weekend. This tape is b-roll of the NBA legends game, and cuts frequently. Notable moments are below: 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

  • [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #2]

    [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #2]

    Raw footage for the television series “Once a Star.” Former Chicago Cubs players Billy Williams and Fergie Jenkins coach a group of children on the art of hitting and pitching. The players also recite introductions for “Once a Star.” Continue reading