Raw footage for the 1976 documentary "Making It In Hollywood," which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Continued footage from one of actress Sally Kirkland's "press" parties. "Making It" director Frank Cavestani interviews various actors and show business people about struggling in Hollywood. Those interviewed include casting director Marvin Paige, playwright Tom Eyen, actress Tina Scala, and actor/comedian Charles Fleischer.
00:00Copy video clip URL Casting director and former actor Marvin Paige tells us about his history in the business. “Even in casting, my big battle is to build stars.” He thinks that television is a difficult way to mature as an actor. Cavestani asks him about Kirkland’s case in particular, and Paige says she has an “interesting face, she’s not the run of the mill type of girl.”
04:38Copy video clip URL Playwright Tom Eyen. Kirkland wants him to talk about writing plays for women, but they get distracted by a man who jokes with us about having a thespian for president.
07:14Copy video clip URL Marya Small talks about recent work, and an anecdote about Dustin Hoffman. She says she wants to sing, “and live my life, complete myself.”
11:03Copy video clip URL An Italian woman dressed as a queen says that she was in the movie “Capone.”
15:00Copy video clip URL Marya Small is back, and introduces Cavestani to Charles Fleischer. He says that he makes buildings into musical instruments. Producer Tom Weinberg makes an appearance. Fleischer plays a harmonica for us and then jokes with Marya Small. He says that “making it” is “to define the absolute.”
22:30Copy video clip URL End of tape.