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Fade In On Reality

“I don’t take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.”—Bette Davis

There’s a Los Angeles radio station I occasionally listen to, and a bumper message they sporadically play says, “Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream?” It’s no secret that scores of people move to this town every day, as they do New York and other entertainment and film centers, to try to break into the “biz,” to be discovered, to attend film school, to get an agent, to perform, to sell a script, to be seen, to be the one who discovers talent, to network, to land a great job, to find the right portal that’s going to transport them to the fantasy world they’ve been dreaming of. Some make it; many more don’t. Some have dream-come-true ...

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