[Making It In Hollywood raw #9]

Raw footage for the 1976 documentary "Making It In Hollywood," which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. This tape features actress Sally Kirkland describing how she is tough and recalling a night when she was nearly assaulted in New York; Kirkland pleading with director Frank Cavestani to erase the tape used in a previous interview (said tape contains private information confided to Kirkland by musician Kinky Friedman during a phone conversation...see [Making It Raw #8]); and Kirkland calling Shelley Winters.

00:00Copy video clip URL Kirkland pleads with director Frank Cavestani to erase the tape used in a previous interview (said tape contains private information confided to Kirkland by musician Kinky Friedman during a phone conversation…see [Making It Raw #8]). She is quickly distracted by gossip.

01:35Copy video clip URL Sally Kirkland talks about her toughness and living alone. “I’ve heard myself described as a killer, and I know what that means in a positive sense.” She recalls a night when she was nearly stabbed in New York. Shortly after this, she moved West, where she felt more “spiritual vibrations.”

06:30Copy video clip URL Kirkland tries to show us pictures of her ex-boyfriend, George, who lived with her when she first moved to Hollywood because she was afraid of living alone. She talks briefly about getting married, but says it didn’t last.

07:29Copy video clip URL Kirkland continues to plead with Cavestani to erase the tapes. “I would rather stop the documentary right now than stop the friendships.” They argue for some time, and Cavestani eventually concedes that parts of the tape may be erased. During this time, they sit outside, as Kirkland prepares to make phone calls.

15:50Copy video clip URL Kirkland makes a call to friend and fellow actress Shelley Winters. Kirkland wanders back inside as she gives Winters an address and chats about a possible part.

22:26Copy video clip URL End of tape.

 

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