[Making It In Hollywood raw #54]

Raw footage for the 1976 documentary "Making It In Hollywood," which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. Director Frank Cavestani interviews various people who are working while trying to make it.

00:00Copy video clip URL “Making It” director Frank Cavestani interviews a Barry, a bartender at John Allen’s bar in Los Angeles, who is attempting to “make it” as an actor in Hollywood. Barry talks about his frustration when he hears people talk about “making it,” what “making it” means, and how he deals with the rejection that is part of being an actor.

04:36Copy video clip URL B-roll footage of various billboards around L.A.

07:08Copy video clip URL After driving up to a parking lot, Cavestani tapes cutaways before he interviews Steve, the parking attendant, who is attempting to “make it” as an actor. Steve talks about how difficult it is to get an agent, and how a person needs “connections” in order to become successful. Following the interview is footage of Steve parking cars.

11:59Copy video clip URL Bill Derosso, an actor currently working as a waiter at the Palm Restaurant in L.A., is interviewed in the kitchen of the Palm. He talks about how tough “making it” is, and reiterates what Steve says about needing “connections.” He goes on to say that he is going to concentrate on writing rather than acting.

22:00Copy video clip URL End of tape.



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