Mondo Hollywood

2hr | 2005
The underground cult classic documentary of the psychedelic 1960s. Close ups of stars, including Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Ronald Reagan, Frank Zappa, Sean Connery, Brigit Bardot, Alfred Hitchcock, Bobby Beausoleil of the "Manson Family," imprisoned for life for murder, and Jay Sebring - victim of the Mansons. Personal insights by surfers, skydivers, LSD gurus, hippies, peaceniks, protest-singers, rightwing politicians, eccentric multi-millionaires and transvestites. Denounced as "bizarre prophecy" by the critics. Invited to open the 1968 Avignon & Venice Film Festivals, but banned by the French Ministry of Information as a "danger to mental health" and an "apology for certain perversities, including drugs and homosexuality." Characterized in CIA files as "pro-Communist." Refused exhibition in Communist nations as "glamorizing Capitalism - too many cars and swimming pools." Described by UNESCO social scientist S. Friedman as "...a vivid, warm & humorous image of people ... confronting the eternal American dream.... It may well be that we are at the eve of a profound social and moral revolution." Written, Produced & Directed by Robert Carl Cohen, renowned for pioneering documentaries INSIDE RED CHINA, INSIDE EAST GERMANY, THREE CUBANS, and COMMITTEE ON UNAMERICAN ACTIVITIES. The MONDO HOLLYWOOD Music Director, Mike Curb, was later elected Lt. Governor of California in 1978 despite being falsely accused of "singing falsetto in a bathtub scene in the film with two lesbians." Its original sound track performed by the Mugwumps; Davy Allen; The Arrows.

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Topics: Theater, Hollywood, Celebrities, Closed Caption
Reviews: B+ 11 Fans
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meredith
meredith
July 10, 2014
A
Jennifer Thomas
Jennifer Thomas
February 9, 2014
A-
juan goglia
juan goglia
January 21, 2014
C+
THE 40 MIN I WATCHED FELT LIKE 2HRS. SLOW AND ALL OVER THE PLACE. POSITIVE NOTE: THE OLD FOOTAGE IS REALLY COOL.
Robert Carl Cohen
Robert Carl Cohen
December 12, 2013
It is the best doc on Hollywood ever made.
Tamara PM
Tamara PM
November 25, 2013
B+
Jo S
Jo S
November 16, 2013
B
Havrylak Kern
Havrylak Kern
September 28, 2013
B
Stephen Olszewski
Stephen Olszewski
September 8, 2013
B+
phroun
phroun
August 22, 2013
D+