Movie poster for Hollywood Boulevard, 1976.

Hollywood Boulevard was the first film by Allan Arkush and Joe Dante, the editors of many of Roger Corman’s film trailers. Filmed on a very low budget, and using a lot of recycled footage from other films, it tells the archetypal story of an aspiring actress newly arrived in Los Angeles and her driven director—with a twist of hokey horror. Corman called Hollywood Boulevard “the best ten-day picture of the decade.” And as the poster boasts, it’s “shamelessly loaded with sex and violence.”