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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 #54]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #54]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Director Frank Cavestani interviews various people who are working while trying to make it. 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 #57]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #57]

    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 of Cissy Colpitts (now Cisse Cameron), an aspiring actress, meeting with a casting director from 20th Century Fox Studios. 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