Jim Rice Hollywood Underground

ISBN 13: 9781515234968

Hollywood Underground

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HOLLYWOOD UNDERGROUND is the true story about how Jim lived inside two major movie studios for over three years in pursuit of a show business dream. Armed with a couple screenplays he’d written, a short film he had made and extra clothes, at the age of twenty-seven, Jim jumped a train from Long Beach to Hollywood. After being on the streets of Hollywood, he maneuvered into Sunset Gower Studios via a slightly opened door and would end up living inside the historic movie lot for the next few months, getting an audition from a casting agent, placing his screenplays on a production company’s desk and trying to make a connection for subsequent work. After three months living inside a cable cubbyhole atop STAGE 1 at Sunset Gower Studios, where they filmed Who’s The Boss? and From Here To Eternity, Jim was found out by some Gaffers working on a new production. Chased off the lot by armed guards, he decided to jump the fence of Paramount Studios, where he would live for the next THREE YEARS eating from the craft service tables of various TV shows like: Becker, Roswell, Judging Amy, The Amanda Show, Frasier, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, various failed TV pilots and the movie, 15 Minutes, to name a few. During this time, Jim’s quest took many weird turns, as he met various TV, film actors and show business millionaires. He slept in an outdoor ivy-covered catwalk attached to Star Trek: The Next Generation, but after being found out there by landscapers, he called the catwalks of STAGE 30 his home, where they filmed the TV show Soul Train. Jim survived by acting like he worked at various places throughout the lot and soon realized that he was acting to merely survive, rather than receive a paycheck. Keeping these so-called, “roles” or “personas” in the air for the powers that be, while trying to find real work proved to be a challenge like no other. Hollywood Underground is a true story.

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HOLLYWOOD UNDERGROUND is the true story about how I lived inside two major movie studio lots for over three years in pursuit of my dream to work in show business. After being on the streets of Hollywood, I decided to jump the fence of Paramount Studios, where I would live, inside the historic movie lot, for the next three years. During this time, I met various TV, film actors and show business millionaires. I survived by acting like I worked at various places on the lot and soon realized that I was acting to survive, rather than receive a paycheck. Written by Jim Rice on 8-20-2015

HOLLYWOOD UNDERGROUND is the true story about how I lived inside two major movie studio lots for over three years in pursuit of my dream to work in show business. After being on the streets of Hollywood, I decided to jump the fence of Paramount Studios, where I would live, inside the historic movie lot, for the next three years. During this time, I met various TV, film actors and show business millionaires. I survived by acting like I worked at various places on the lot and soon realized that I was acting to survive, rather than receive a paycheck. Written by Jim Rice on 8-20-2015

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