Mondo Hollywood (1967)

 |  Documentary  |  July 1967 (USA)
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Documentary about the social/political/cultural scene in Los Angeles, and especially Hollywood, in the mid to late '60s.


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Credited cast:
Margaretta Ramsey ...
Dale Davis ...
Himself - Surfing Film Producer
Theodore Charach ...
Himself - Clinical Psychologist (as Richard Alpert)
Valerie Porter ...
Herself - Sculptress
Jay Sebring ...
Himself - Hair Stylist
Carazini ...
Himself - Fire Eater
Rudi Gernreich ...
Himself - Clothes Designer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Beausoleil ...
Himself - Cupid
Gypsy Boots ...
Carol Cole ...
Herself - Princess of the Month
Coleman Francis ...
Himself - Newscast Narration
Carl Franzoni ...


Long considered a cult classic, "Mondo Hollywood" captures the underside of Hollywood by documenting a moment in time (1965-67), when an inquisitive trust in the unknown was paramount, hope for the future was tangible and life was worth living on the fringe. An interior monologue narrative approach is used throughout the film, where each principal person shown not only decided on what they wanted to be filmed doing, but also narrated their own scenes. The film opens with Gypsy Boots (the original hippie vegan - desert hopping blender salesman), and stripper Jennie Lee, working out 'Watusi-style' beneath the 'Hollywood' sign -- leading into the 'sustainable community' insight of Lewis Beach Marvin III, the S&H Green Stamp heir, who lived in a $10 a month garage while owning a mountain retreat in Malibu. Written by alfiehitchie

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Bobby Beausoleil was a member of the infamous Charles Manson family, and is serving a life sentence in prison for murder. Fellow cast member Jay Sebring was one of the victims murdered along with Sharon Tate by the Manson family at Tate's Los Angeles home in 1969. See more »


References Ben Casey (1961) See more »


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Low budget 60's hippy exploitation fare.
13 October 1999 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

This low-budget 60's hippy/peace/love exploitation fare features Mansfield at an all time low in her career. Of main interest here is Beausoleil, who is now in prison for a Manson Family related murder, Sebring, who was soon to be a Manson Family victim, and a musical score by Mike Curb, who would go on to become Attorney General for the sate of California!

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