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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

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #38]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #38]

    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 Hollywood talent agent Nicole David (the agent for Sally Kirkland). David discusses various topics, including: female roles in Hollywood, the responsibility of an agent, and the difficulty of acting (as opposed to being a truck driver, plumber, etc.). 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 #7: Liquid diet]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #7: Liquid diet]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. This tapes features actress Sally Kirkland on the phone inviting an unknown man to one of her “press” parties, and talking about her diet. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #20]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #20]

    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 one of actress Sally Kirkland’s “press” parties. Various people from the “Making It” crew interview several actors and show business people about struggling in Hollywood. Those interviewed include writer/director James Bridges, actor Robert Ginty, and actor John Belushi. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #13]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #13]

    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 shot at actress Sally Kirkland’s home. Sally and several of her actress friends discuss various issues, including roles for women, film executives, nudity in films, and actresses that they admire. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #43]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #43]

    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, Cissy Colpitts, and Gregory Rozakis at Derrick’s, a restaurant in Los Angeles. Walden talks about how society is “geared to not respect” actors; there is a general discussion about censorship and movie ratings, and how movie ratings (as well as reviews) can be bought by studios; and “craziness” in artists. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #12]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #12]

    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 shot at actress Sally Kirkland’s home. Sally and several of her actress friends discuss various issues; including competition among friends and fellow actors, actors/friends helping each other, pornographic movies, and nudity in films. Continue reading