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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 #42]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #42]

    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, and Gregory Rozakis at Derrick’s, a restaurant in Los Angeles. Actress Cissy Colpitts joins the crowd at dinner. Judy Thomas, a co-owner of the restaurant and part-time talent manager, talks about up-and-coming actors that she is managing. Walden talks about TvQ ratings (industry popularity and recognition ratings); actress Debralee Scott and writer Jennifer Gladstone join the crowd. There is a general discussion about working with “difficult” actors, and the practice of “dishing” and “gossiping” in Hollywood. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #67]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #67]

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

  • [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #2]

    [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #2]

    Raw footage for the television series “Once a Star.” Former Chicago Cubs players Billy Williams and Fergie Jenkins coach a group of children on the art of hitting and pitching. The players also recite introductions for “Once a Star.” Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #8 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #8 Dallas]

    Raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once a Star.” Footage from the 1986 NBA Legends basketball game during the All-Star Weekend. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #43]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #43]

    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, and Gregory Rozakis at Derrick’s, a restaurant in Los Angeles. Walden talks about how society is “geared to not respect” actors; there is a general discussion about censorship and movie ratings, and how movie ratings (as well as reviews) can be bought by studios; and “craziness” in artists. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #68]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #68]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Raw footage of an interview with actor Robert Walden. Walden discusses how he prepared for certain roles and characters that he has played (including his role as Donald H. Segretti in the film “All the President’s Men”); and how he keeps his own wardrobe, because he doesn’t often like the wardrobe selection in television. Continue reading

 
 
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