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  • Hollywood, 35 years later

    Hollywood, 35 years later

    In 1976, Frank Cavestani, Laura Cavestani, and Tom Weinberg produced a 30-minute documentary called Making it in Hollywood. It’s an insightful look at the business of fame and is still a strikingly accurate portrait of the Hollywood celebrity machine, featuring Shelley Winters, Sally Kirkland, Cissy Colpitts, and Tab Hunter, with appearances by Dr. John and John Belushi and many others. More than 35 years later, Mathias Sorum watched nearly all of the 80 camera original Making It tapes in the … Continue reading

  • TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards (trailer)

    TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards (trailer)

    Here is your front row ticket to 48th Academy Awards (1976). The Oscars as you’ve never seen them before. Watch a young Steven Spielberg lose out in his first of many nominations to be Best Director. Join Lily Tomlin as she buys her acceptance gown, Lee Grant rehearsing her “losing smile” for the camera and Michael Douglas planning his sweep of nominations for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
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  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #45]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #45]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. A continuation of footage with actors Julius Harris, Robert Walden, Sally Kirkland, Cissy Colpitts (now Cisse Cameron), and Gregory Rozakis at Derrick’s, a restaurant in Los Angeles. Cissy Colpitts and part-time talent manager Judy Thomas talk about agents. Thomas agrees to watch and possibly set up a screening of Colpitts’ resume tape. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #70]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #70]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Footage taken outside of Schwab’s drugstore on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #5]

    [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #5]

    This tape features footage of the ’69 Chicago Cubs and New York Mets teams at a cocktail party in honor of the “Dream Game ’86.” Former MLB umpire Tom Gorman shares stories about his time officiating in the Major Leagues. Shot for the television special “Once A Star.” Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #11 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #11 Dallas]

    Raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once a Star.” Footage from the NBA Legends basketball game during the 1986 All-Star Weekend. Television executive Bob Wussler (1936-2010) is interviewed. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #46]

    [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. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #76]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #76]

    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