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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 #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 #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 #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 #45]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #45]

    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. Cissy Colpitts and part-time talent manager Judy Thomas talk about agents. Thomas agrees to watch and possibly set up a screening of Colpitts’ resume tape. 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 #46]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #46]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. At a casting call at Goldwyn Studios for a new Mae West movie, “Sextette”. Numerous actors eagerly line up for a chance to give their resumes to the casting director. An actor from Georgia is interviewed, and says that casting directors discriminate against Southern accents. Several actors who are lined up to get in to the casting call are interviewed. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #27]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #27]

    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. After several songs sung by congregation members, Kirkland performs a song she wrote, and then reads one of her poems that attempts to explain her spirituality and why she is an actress. Continue reading