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Surveillance

A trilogy of short plays that examines the ways in which our freedom is tenuous and technology can be turned against us.

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History of Tales of Tinseltown

By Michael Colby   Posted 4.12.2016   Backstage, History, Musicals, Movies, Hollywood
Actors Co-Op, Los Angeles, CA

“Strip the phony tinsel off Hollywood and you’ll find the real tinsel underneath.” –Oscar Levant

Hollywood Babylon. Rodgers & Hart. That’s Entertainment II. Those were some of the inspirations behind the creation of Tales of Tinseltown by composer Paul Katz and myself.

In the movie tribute, That’s Entertainment II (1976), there’s a section about a bunch of Hollywood stars who hopped on the musical movie bandwagon ...

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