Home » Posts tagged 'making it'

  • 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 #31]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #31]

    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 a poolside interview with an actress, Franny Norman, who talks about some of the “attitudes” in Hollywood, and expresses frustration with her friend, actress Sally Kirkland. Model/actress Amy Botwinick is also interviewed at the pool. She talks about her experiences with casting directors, actresses who “sleep their way to the top,” and working as an extra. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #60]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #60]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Interview with actor Julius Harris (1923-2004) in someone’s home about typecasting and failed actors. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #33]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #33]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. This tape features Cissy Colpitts, an aspiring actress (now Cisse Cameron). Colpitts is interviewed poolside. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #62]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #62]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Tourists are interviewed in front of Grauman’s (Mann’s) Chinese Theatre. They are asked about what they “think of [movie] stars.” Most respond that they prefer the movie stars from the “old days.” Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #6, Sally’s House]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #6, Sally’s House]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood”, which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. More raw footage from the interview with Sally Kirkland, taped at her home. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #34]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #34]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. This tape continues an interview with Cissy Colpitts, an aspiring actress (now Cisse Cameron). Copitts talks about what she will do if she doesn’t “make it” in Hollywood. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #63]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #63]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. A street vendor is interviewed in front of Grauman’s (Mann’s) Chinese Theatre. This is followed by B-roll footage of the “Hollywood” sign, and of Hollywood Boulevard. Continue reading