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  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #19]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #19]

    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. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #40]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #40]

    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 footage with actors Julius Harris, Robert Walden, Sally Kirkland, and Gregory Rozakis at Derrick’s, a restaurant in Los Angeles. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #60]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #60]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Interview with actor Julius Harris (1923-2004) in someone’s home about typecasting and failed actors. Continue reading

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    Raw footage from the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood”, which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Continue reading

  • Making It In Hollywood

    Making It In Hollywood

    This unique documentary is a time capsule of Hollywood in the 1970s and the American obsession with fame. It follows a few of the thousands of people who come to Los Angeles every year to “make it” as actors and actresses–at their day jobs, going to auditions, and waiting for acting work at legendary Schwab’s Drug Store. It tells the story of Cissy Colpitts, a new young face, hoping to find an agent and become a star. It also features the perspectives of several successful actors, including Tab Hunter and Shelley Winters, discussing what it takes to survive in Hollywood and how fame changes a person. That excess is portrayed through Sally Kirkland’s legendary parties, attended by a wide variety of 1970s Hollywood players, including John Badham, John Belushi, David Blue, Dylan Cannon, Bud Cort, Dr. John, Kinky Friedman, and Robert Walden. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #20]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #20]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Footage from one of actress Sally Kirkland’s “press” parties. Various people from the “Making It” crew interview several actors and show business people about struggling in Hollywood. Those interviewed include writer/director James Bridges, actor Robert Ginty, and actor John Belushi. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #41]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #41]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Actors Julius Harris, Robert Walden, Sally Kirkland, and Gregory Rozakis at Derrick’s, a restaurant in Los Angeles. Walden dominates the conversation and talks about the difficulty of acting in projects for Universal studios, the 1976 version of “King Kong” (Harris plays a role in the film), and tells a story about the time that a publicity photo of his was taken off the wall at a L.A. restaurant (possibly endangering his reputation). Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #61]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #61]

    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 footage of kids selling maps to stars’ homes, plus b-roll of Grauman’s (Mann’s) Chinese Theatre. Continue reading