This week in the Picture Palace, we highlight Claire Makes It Big, Jeremy Workman's short following the travails of a talented actress and her difficulties landing a decent movie role. A sharply written and briskly directed satire of the acting and filmmaking professions that then turns into a hilarious wish-fulfillment fantasy, it also features a lovely lead performance by Mara Hobel (whom Joan Crawford–heads may recognize as the child Christina Crawford in Mommie Dearest) and funny supporting turns from more recognizable folks like Paige Turco and Peter Bogdanovich, along with a voice cameo from Don LaFontaine.
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