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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 #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

  • [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 #35]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #35]

    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 is b-roll footage taken from a car, driving down Hollywood Blvd. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #66]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #66]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. The first portion of this tape features actress Sally Kirkland making some phone calls to various unidentified people. This is followed by an interview with actor Robert Walden in his apartment. Walden discusses film and television production techniques and how they can affect acting and actors. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #9]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #9]

    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 actress Sally Kirkland describing how she is tough and recalling a night when she was nearly assaulted in New York; Kirkland pleading with director Frank Cavestani to erase the tape used in a previous interview (said tape contains private information confided to Kirkland by musician Kinky Friedman during a phone conversation…see [Making It Raw #8]); and Kirkland calling Shelley Winters. Continue reading