Mondo Hollywood

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Released 1976

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1976
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Mondo Hollywood is the cult classic documentary that captures the underside of Hollywood during 1965-67. Directed by Robert Carl Cohen, the film captures the red carpet and the fringe. The documentary includes close-ups of a long list stars (Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Ronald Reagan, Frank Zappa, Sean Connery, Brigit Bardot, Alfred Hitchcock, etc.), and encounters with many unforgettable unknowns. The film uses an interior monologue, where each character narrates their own scenes. We meet Gypsy Boots, a wildman vegan hippie, in the desert, and Jenny Lee, The Bazoom Girl, under the Hollywood Sign. We meet wealthy nature lover Margaretta Ramsey, and other eccentric aristocrats, a surf film producer (Dale Davis), Peanuts the transvestite, the list goes on. This video scrapbook examines the intertwining lives and institutions of Tinseltown in the precarious times of the mid-sixties. The film was invited to open the 1968 Avignon and Venice Film Festivals, but was banned by the French Ministry of Information, calling it a danger to mental health. Somewhat sensational, somewhat insightful, the documentary captures a moment in American culture, high and low.

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