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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 #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

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #22]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #22]

    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 actress Deborah Leslie Dozier (daughter of actress Joan Fontaine and Hollywood executive William Dozier), actress Frannie Norman, and actor David Jobe. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #53]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #53]

    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 Joe Allen’s restaurant, talking to waiters there who are trying to break into the business. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #52]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #52]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. B-roll footage of a tour of Beverly Hills; includes footage of several large mansions, presumably the home of movie stars. Also, Frank Cavestani, the “Making It” director, tells us how he got his start in Hollywood. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #37]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #37]

    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 an interview with talent agent, Nicole David. Mostly, David makes various phone calls. David and her client, actress Sally Kirkland, go over contact sheets to decide on Kirkland’s latest head shot. Continue reading