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. Kirkland and "Making It" director Frank Cavestani interview various actors and show business people about struggling in Hollywood. Those interviewed include musician Dr. John, and actors Marya Small and Kristine DeBell.
00:00Copy video clip URL The tape opens at Sally Kirkland’s press party. Bright light illuminates an outdoor garden at night. Sally Kirkland interviews a columnist, Diane Bennett: “It’s who you know, not what you know.” She’s trying to launch herself as a TV reporter.
02:45Copy video clip URL Marya Small joins the group, and they talk about the length of time it takes to become a success.
05:30Copy video clip URL Jackie Lynn Colton joins them and talks about commercials she’s done for cat food and tomato sauce.
07:55Copy video clip URL John Richie, a director, comes up, and they talk about doing theater parts for no money. Kristine DeBell also joins them and they pose for some cameras.
11:00Copy video clip URL Kirkland coaxes Barry Primus into the spotlight. After this, things get a bit chaotic as Kirkland tries to address many people at once.
14:30Copy video clip URL Kirkland talks to a British photographer about not wearing “knickers” under dresses.
17:33Copy video clip URL Matthew Anden is welcomed into the group. He says the struggle of actors and actresses is boring for a documentary. “They just want to hear about the success, they don’t want to hear about all the failure.”
20:13Copy video clip URL An auctioneer and actress Christine Surma approaches us and invites us to an auction of Persian rugs with belly dancers. She claims to be the first female auctioneer.
21:53Copy video clip URL End of tape.