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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 #30]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #30]

    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 John-Roger’s spiritual gatherings at his Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness attended by Sally Kirkland on June 24, 1976. This is followed by a short interview with actress Judy Altman from July 11, 1976. 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 #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 #21]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #21]

    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 actor Robert Ginty, actress Corinne Calvet, and several unidentified actors. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #44]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #44]

    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 (now Cisse Cameron), and Gregory Rozakis at Derrick’s, a restaurant in Los Angeles. They discuss the differences in the acting communities of New York and Hollywood, and the gossip columns. 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 #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