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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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Crazy Credits

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 Hellcats of the Navy (1957) See more »

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Beach It
Composed by Christopher Lennertz (as Chris Lennertz)
Courtesy of Chris Lennertz Music
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Beautiful film, beautiful subject
24 March 2004 | by (Ramat-Gan, Israel) – See all my reviews

Although I've never been to Catalina Island, Greg Reitman's film takes the viewer by the hand and leads him through all the many splendors of this wonderful location. Everything is covered: History, art, music, film, celebrities, lifestyle and most important the wondrous nature of this unique place. Peter Coyote's narration is outstanding. The original material that Reitman has discovered from the beginning of the 20th century until today, truly bring forth the richness and diversity of Catalina, and make you want to stay much longer than the 52 minutes of the film.

Anyone who loves the island, and for anyone that loves life should seek out this gorgeous film.


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