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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 #13]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #13]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. More raw footage shot at actress Sally Kirkland’s home. Sally and several of her actress friends discuss various issues, including roles for women, film executives, nudity in films, and actresses that they admire. Continue reading

  • [Making It In Hollywood raw #58]

    [Making It In Hollywood raw #58]

    Raw footage for the 1976 documentary “Making It In Hollywood,” which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. The “Making It” crew interviews several actors inside Schwab’s drugstore in Los Angeles. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #9]

    [Once a Star raw : Floyd Patterson #9]

    This tape features raw footage of an interview with boxing legend Floyd Patterson (1935-2006) for the television series “Once A Star,” in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Patterson is asked about some of his more famous fights with Ingemar Johansson and Cassius Clay a.k.a. Muhammad Ali, his love for the sport, and his eventual retirement. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #2 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #2 Dallas]

    This tape covers the NBA Legends game during the 1986 All Star weekend, shot for the television special 1986 “Once A Star.” Mostly b-roll of basketball practice. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star : Robyn Smith, Celebrity Billiards 1968]

    [Once a Star : Robyn Smith, Celebrity Billiards 1968]

    This tape contains archival footage for the 1986 television special “Once A Star.” On this tape, there is footage of horse racing and Robyn Smith riding Superstitious, and half an episode of Celebrity Billiards from 1968. Continue reading

  • [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