In Hollywood’s Backyard, 8/16/23
Alexander von Wetter’s
“In Hollywood’s Backyard: Topanga in the 1970s”
In Hollywood’s Backyard is a documentary film shot in 1978-79 for German television by Alexander Von Wetter. The film was lost in 1993’s Old Topanga Fire, and later the filmmaker passed away. Fortunately, a VHS copy was found, preserving interviews with many favorite Topangans like Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Gary Farr, Lowell George, Bob Hite, Spanky McFarlane, Billy Preston, Fred Tackett, Herta Ware-Geer, and Kedric Wolfe. Anne-Christine von Wetter helped make the film, and will answer questions afterwards.