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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

    TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards

    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 #18]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #18]

    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. Kirkland and “Making It” director Frank Cavestani interview various actors and show business people about struggling in Hollywood. Those interviewed include musician Dr. John, and actors Marya Small and Kristine DeBell. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #59]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #59]

    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 inside Schwab’s drugstore where several actors are interviewed about their careers. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #10]

    [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #10]

    This tape features raw footage of an interview with boxing legend Floyd Patterson (1935-2006) at a boxing arena in Atlantic City. Taped for the 1985 television series “Once A Star.” Patterson talks about his legendary boxing career and his schooling in Brooklyn, New York. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #3 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #3 Dallas]

    Raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once a Star.” Footage from the NBA Legends basketball game during the 1986 All-Star weekend. Cazzie Russell (1944-) is interviewed. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star : Robyn Smith, Celebrity Billiards]

    [Once a Star : Robyn Smith, Celebrity Billiards]

    This tape contains raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once A Star.” This video includes an interview with female jockey Robyn Smith and a short clip from an episode of Celebrity Billiards from 1968. Continue reading

  • [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