7.2/10
27
5 user

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.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
...
Himself - Ocean Futures Society
Dick Dale ...
Himself - King of the Surf Guitar
...
Himself - Actor / Director
Mike Farrior ...
Himself - Tuna Club Curator
Art Good ...
Himself - Founder of Catalina Jazz Trax
Larry Harris ...
Himself - Author 'Jewels of Avalon'
...
Himself - Actor / Third Generation Islander
Richard Keit ...
Himself - Tile Artist
Mary Kennedy ...
Herself - Tile Artist
...
Himself - Fitness Pioneer
Chuck Liddell ...
Himself - Historian
...
Himself - Paramount Pictures Producer
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Hollywood's secret playground of the stars


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 September 2003 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

Special thanks to the Whittaker family of Island Rentals See more »

Connections

References The Sea Hawk (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Spain
Performed by Les Brown and His Band of Renown
Courtesy of American Entertainment Treasures
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?