Manny Pacheco’s Fav 50 Film of the 21st Cent (so far)

Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco makes it clear that his favorite films are not necessarily his choices for BEST Films! Nevertheless, he’s chosen his FAV 50 of the 21st century –so far. See if you agree with his choices…many will also be among everyone’s pick for BEST film as well!

The Brain Whisperer: How to Banish Boredom

Ever get bored? Find that it happens often? Steven Campbell, the Brain Whisperer, tells Celebrating Act 2™ not only some of the many causes of boredom and deficit attention but also explains just how our mind works and how we can take charge to banish boredom when it occurs. This is filled with good information … Read more

One Hit Wonders (only 1 Oscar©)

Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco talks about those actors who won the Oscar© at the Academy Awards for their outstanding performance but were subsequently never (or almost never) seen again –or who had a very short career despite the award. You may be surprised at some of the names he mentions!

Manny Pacheco’s “The Road to Forgotten Hollywood!”

Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, tells Celebrating Act 2 about his third book in the ‘Forgotten Hollywood’ series, “Road to Forgotten Hollywood” and its fascinating content. He discusses with Art and John some of the famous and compelling character actors featured in the book …as well as their little known personal and professional histories! It’s a … Read more

The Brain Whisperer: Motivation vs Procrastination

Keep putting things off? Just can’t get motivated to do what need to be done? Find it hard to meet deadlines? This video’s for you! “Brain Whisperer” Steven R Campbell explains how our brains work –especially when it comes to things we ‘HAVE TO’ do! He talks about restrictive motivation (do it or else) as … Read more

J.A. Jance: Real Life vs FICTION!

Prolific mystery writer J.A. Jance talks to Art and John of Celebrating Act 2™ about both her life and work. Her newest novel (of over 60 in print! ) “Unfinished Business,” features one of her most popular characters, Ali Reynolds. J.A. is forthcoming in comparing her own real life story with the fictional adventures and … Read more

The Brain Whisperer: How to Resolve Your ANGER!

Everyone gets angry at some time but some folks have trouble letting go of the anger–resolving the feelings! Celebrating Act 2™’s regular contributor, Steven R. Campbell, also known as “The Brain Whisperer” shares some secrets — intellectual and emotional– on how to resolve your angry feelings so they don’t expand and get you into trouble. … Read more

Manny Pacheco on The Films of Jack Benny

Jack Benny is an icon of comedy –but best known for his successful Radio and TV Series which entertained generations. It’s often forgotten that Benny also starred in feature films. Not very many…and none very notable according to our Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco. Take a look at a part of Jack Benny’s career you may … Read more

Laugh-In: Fast & Funny TV

Want a good Laugh? Go back to the original “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in” produced by George Schlatter! Herbie J Pilato, author, producer and expert in the world of classic television, talks to Art Kirsch and John Coleman of Celebrating Act 2 about tis very special comedy series and its historical precedents. There’s lots of fun … Read more

The Brain Whisperer: 4 ways to Flourish During the Pandemic

Steven R. Campbell, aka, “The Brain Whisperer”, sympathizes with everyone who has had a rough time dealing with the pandemic. More than sympathy, he offers viewers 4 specific ways to deal with–and FLOURISH– despite the fatigue and depression so common as a result of pandemic protocols. Steve explains to Art Kirsch and John Coleman of … Read more