[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.

00:00Copy video clip URL On the streets of Hollywood, the camera approaches a building where the casting call will be held. Camera people linger outside the building. Frank Cavestani dramatically informs the camera that male actors are lining up for a role in a Mae West movie.

04:00Copy video clip URL Inside, the room is intimidatingly lit by only two lamps on a lone table. The casting director sits at this desk. Numerous actors line up to give their resumes to the casting director. Apparently they are looking for actors with British accents.

13:28Copy video clip URL Returning outside, an actor from Georgia is interviewed, and does not seem too broken up about being rejected because of his accent. He thought he just might have a chance because the Georgian accent comes from Britain.

14:53Copy video clip URL Various actors are lined up outside the casting call. One man in line isn’t even sure what they’re looking for, and various others with fake British accents (even a black man with a Jamaican accent who doesn’t seem to realize that this will be a problem).

22:32Copy video clip URL End of tape.



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