The Ambassadors of Hollywood81mins2011Documentary
Matt HuntArchie Gips
Christopher C. Mitchell Donn C. Harper
Elmo was arrested? Snow White was caught smoking? You?ve seen them on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame, and you may have even posed for a photo with them for money. Who are the real people behind the fuzzy costumes and extreme make-up? Often funny and sometimes poignant, this engaging documentary is a verité look at the character impersonators who greet (and sometimes harass) over twelve million visitors from around the world who visit Los Angeles. Working freelance, with few regulations and under constant scrutiny from law enforcement, they are often actors or obsessed fans?and sometimes just homeless individuals struggling to earn enough in tips just to have a room for the night, or to get a fix. THE AMBASSADORS OF HOLLYWOOD captures a humorous, inspirational and sometimes disturbing portrait of these California dreamers who are chasing fame and fortune?one dollar at a time.
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