If you are like me and can’t wait for this summer’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood from director Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, then get a jump and read what is was like being a working actress in 1960s Hollywood directly from the mouths of such lovely actresses who lived through it such as Pamela Tiffin, Diane McBain,  Salli Sachse, Lana Wood, Celeste Yarnall, Francine York, Deanna Lund, Irene Tsu, Marlyn Mason, Donna Loren, Hilarie Thompson, Sue Ane Langdon, Carole Wells, Beverly Washburn, Anne Randall, Victoria Carroll, Corinne Cole, Bobbie Shaw, Valerie Starrett, Diane Bond, Darlene Tompkins, Quinn O’Hara, Nancy Czar, Lada Edmund, Jr., Maggie Thrett, plus many more in my various books from McFarland and Company and BearManor Media.


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  • John F. Black

    I’m no fan of Tarantino’s films, but this one looks like a lot of fun, especially the re-creation of Hollywood movie theaters from that era. I used to visit LA every other year, and I am especially glad to see the Larry Edmunds Cinema Bookshop flash by in the trailer. This may or may not be a great Manson film, but I think it will be a great Hollywood film.

    The theaters shown in the trailer are sporting posters from the actual films that were playing in those houses in 1969. The Cinerama Dome has posters for KRAKATOA, EAST OF JAVA, for example. When those posters were put up for the filming, people around LA actually thought that KRAKATOA was being revived! The theater was actually reviving 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY at that time. E

    Even if the main story sucks, I will probably buy this on Blu-ray just for the images of Hollywood, circa 1969.

    • Looking forward too especially to see what 60s actors and actresses turn up as characters

  • John Black

    According to the IMDB, “characters” will include Sharon Tate, James Stacy, Steve McQueen, Joanna Pettet, Lulu, Connie Stevens, Bruce Lee, Sam Wanamaker, Roman Polanski, Mama Cass, and Humble Harv (an infamous DJ who went to prison for killing his wife). Also, many hippies, starlets, Playboy bunnies, and other such characters as Manson family members..

    The info was updated as of November, 2018, so I don’t know if it’s still accurate or not. The film will debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May, and then open theatrically in late July.

    • Yes I saw that too and am waiting for an update. Think someone plays Wayne Maunder so maybe one of the characters is working on the TV series Lancer.

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