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Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina (2003)

Beginning with William Wrigley's acquisition of the Santa Catalina Island Company in 1919, the history of the island is explored with archival footage, stills, interviews of residents, historians and celebrities.

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Kathryn Abbott ...
Herself - Historian (as Kathryn Abbott Ph.d.)
Del Breckenfeld ...
Himself - Director, Fender Records / Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
Les Brown ...
Himself - Big Band Legend
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Himself - Ocean Futures Society
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Himself - King of the Surf Guitar
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Himself - Actor / Director
Mike Farrior ...
Himself - Tuna Club Curator
Art Good ...
Himself - Founder of Catalina Jazz Trax
Larry Harris ...
Himself - Author 'Jewels of Avalon'
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Himself - Actor / Third Generation Islander
Richard Keit ...
Himself - Tile Artist
Mary Kennedy ...
Herself - Tile Artist
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Himself - Fitness Pioneer
Chuck Liddell ...
Himself - Historian
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Himself - Paramount Pictures Producer
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Beginning with William Wrigley's acquisition of the Santa Catalina Island Company in 1919, the history of the island is explored with archival footage, stills, interviews of residents, historians and celebrities.

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Hollywood's secret playground of the stars


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12 September 2003 (USA)  »

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Cast members from archive footage who are not uncredited were either credited orally by the narrator or by subtitles. See more »

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References The Vanishing American (1925) See more »

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Composed by Christopher Lennertz (as Chris Lennertz)
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Kudos to Greg Reitman
9 March 2005 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

As a member of Hollywood Heritage Organization, this was a real treat. For the first time the magic of Catalina Island was revealed through a lovely and researched documentary. Even more inspiring is that there is so much to be researched and filmed on the topic of Hollywood and how the stars lived in the golden ages. Perhaps Greg will feel the need to research other Golden Era hot spots and bring the stories to the attention of the public. Perhaps a story on the Roosevelt Hotel, or research into the many interesting architectural digs that have survived the every growing changes in Hollywood. I like to see that someone is preserving our rich history here in Hollywood. Kudos to Greg Reitman.


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