[Making It In Hollywood raw #87]

Raw footage from the 1976 documentary "Making It In Hollywood," which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. This tape features footage from "The Hollywood-Beverly Hills Tour," a bus tour of stars' homes and other notable locations in the area. All footage is from inside the bus as it cruises past the stars' homes in Beverly Hills, and its driver dispenses bits of trivia.

00:00Copy video clip URL The driver of a sightseeing bus offers commentary on buildings for his passengers as he drives through the streets of Los Angeles. He points out the homes of a former USC administrator, singer Pat Boone, actress Doris Day, and “the most talented man in the movie industry, in my opinion, Gene Kelly,” among others. The passengers talk amongst themselves. 

03:46Copy video clip URL More homes pointed out by the driver, including a home with a “peculiar” green paint job belonging to Carl Reiner and the former homes of Bobby Darin, William Boyd, and other deceased former stars. 

07:12Copy video clip URL The driver points out the home of Jimmy Durante and details Durante’s recent health problems. Other stars’ homes of note include Maureen O’Sullivan, Ray Bolger, and Billy Wilder. 

10:17Copy video clip URL The former homes of Kirk Douglas and Dorothy Malone and Will Rogers Memorial Park. 

12:10Copy video clip URL The various valuations and taxes owed on various stars’ homes. 

13:25Copy video clip URL The homes (or former homes) of George Gershwin, Rosemary Clooney, Eddie Cantor, Jimmy Stewart, and Telly Savalas. As they pass Lucille Ball’s home, the driver talks about seeing a naked streaker carrying a sign reading “I Love Lucy” running past the house during a previous tour. 

18:24Copy video clip URL The driver thanks the passengers and the passengers applaud and wave to the camera. 




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