Raw footage for the 1976 documentary "Making It In Hollywood," which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Tourists are interviewed in front of Grauman's (Mann's) Chinese Theatre. They are asked about what they "think of [movie] stars." Most respond that they prefer the movie stars from the "old days."
00:00Copy video clip URL Tourists put their feet and hands inside foot- and hand- prints outside the Chinese Theater. Two tourists from near the border of Texas tell director Frank Cavestani about their trip.
05:03Copy video clip URL Exterior of the Chinese Theatre, and tourists getting on a charter bus. Then Cavestani talks to kids, who think the only incentive to acting is the money: “Only two out of a hundred make it.”
07:52Copy video clip URL More general footage of and interviews with typical tourists, who generally prefer the actors of “yesteryear” to the ones of today. One woman thinks actors and actresses are insecure. A family likes movie stars but wouldn’t want to be them, because of the lack of privacy. A man who used to be an actor says, “Acting is second rate,” and says that depending on what role they play, actors can “demoralize” the public.
22:28Copy video clip URL End of tape.