Manny Pacheco: Celebrating Female Filmmakers

Over the years, women have increasingly moved behind the camera — to be successful writers, directors, producers, editors and more. While women are still not the majority of filmmakers, Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco takes us back to before 1950 when those women behind the lens were true pioneers. He has time to discuss only a … Read more

Actor Peter Lorre …and Friends

Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco of Forgotten, talks about one of filmdom’s favorite character actors, Peter Lorre. Besides discussing his origins and his impressive filmography, Manny discusses with John and Art of Celebrating Act 2™, Lorre’s close friends in the industry including Vincent Price and Humphrey Bogart. They also examine Peter Lorre’s successful pairing with … Read more

Another Great Year For Film: 1962

Following up on the semi-controversial opinion that 1939 was the “Greatest Year” in movies, (in a previous video) Film Historian Manny Pacheco of Forgotten, offers his personal favorite year for our consideration: 1962. Of course, he can back up his opinion with a lot of examples and both Art and John of Celebrating Act … Read more

Film ‘Heavies’ & Bad Guys

As movie-goers we love a really really bad villian–they make for great drama. In industry parlance the bad guy is “The Heavy.” Some of the most memorable movie tough guys have gone on to become big stars, others just continued to thrill us with their intimidating on-screen persona. In this video Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Favorite Famous Movie Lines!

Everyone has their favorite quotes from movies! In this video Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, tests Art & John of Celebrating Act 2™ with selections from AFI’s top 100 list of beloved movie lines. It’s a fun conversation and you’ll enjoy playing along!

Films of War: The Human Stories

When film lovers John Coleman and Art Kirsch of Celebrating Act 2™ get together with Hollywood historian, Manny Pacheco, no topic is too off base. In this video John spurs Manny into a discussion about not just film about WAR, but those special movies that use war as a background to explore the humanity of … Read more

Femme Fatale, Lizabeth Scott

The blond, sultry actress with the smokey voice, Lizabeth Scott, was among many classic Femme Fatales in an era of film noir. Was she underrated as an actress? Did she ever rise to the top of the genre? Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, explores her career with Celebrating Act 2™. You may have another Femme Fatale … Read more

Remembering Drive-in Theaters

Celebrating Act 2™ founders, Art Kirsch and John Coleman discuss with Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, the era of Drive In Theaters. The movies, the outdoor atmosphere., the food and the cultural shift that helped make them impractical are among many of their nostalgic comments. Join the conversation and share your memories!

Hit Songs from Forgotten Movie Musicals

Ever hear a song that you thought was relatively new only to find out it’s an old tune with a forgotten history? That’s where this video begins…when John Coleman and Art Kirsch of Celebrating Act 2 bring up a surprise fact that the song, “I remember You” –a hit for Frank Ifield in 1962– was … Read more

Spencer Tracy: Under Appreciated Actor?

Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco examines the question of why some consider Spencer Tracy under appreciated. You may agree or not but if you like films, you’ll love the discussion.