[Making It In Hollywood raw #66]

Raw footage for the 1976 documentary "Making It In Hollywood," which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. The first portion of this tape features actress Sally Kirkland making some phone calls to various unidentified people. This is followed by an interview with actor Robert Walden in his apartment. Walden discusses film and television production techniques and how they can affect acting and actors.

00:00Copy video clip URL Tape opens with Kirkland explaining how she hasn’t learned some lines. The tape quickly cuts to footage of a parakeet.

01:24Copy video clip URL Kirkland makes phone calls to unidentified people.

03:02Copy video clip URL Tape of actor Robert Walden’s apartment and bedroom. Walden is initially hard to hear, but it gradually becomes clear that is talking about actors, such as himself, who are gravitating toward writing.

07:06Copy video clip URL Tape cuts, Walden and director Frank Cavestani sit on a couch, and talk about the economic-television-hiatus. Walden says that actors “edit their thinking” when they know they’re on television. The conversation drifts toward the subject of the financial incentive in jobs. Walden says “If it’s bucks that you want in this business… you’re better off opening a grocery store next to a supermarket.” He goes through the technicalities of his finances.

15:50Copy video clip URL Cavestani interrupts as they hunt for cigarettes, and asks Walden a question about actors needing television. Walden continues to talk about why people need television, and actors on television, for the rest of the tape.

22:32Copy video clip URL End of tape.

 

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