Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: WESTERN FILMS: Hollywood vs Reality!

As much as we love Westerns–sometimes called a uniquely American genre –we also recognize Hollywood takes liberties in portraying the ‘Old West’. You’ll enjoy this discussion about just how much of our favorite genre reflects reality! Let us know your thoughts…and your favorite / least favorite Western! For more on Manny Pacheco go to … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Who’s the BEST Dracula?

We love our scary villains and there’s none better than DRACULA. The blood-sucker has been portrayed by numerous actors and been reinterpreted by directors and producers over the years with different level of success. Who’s your favorite? Can you guess who Manny Pacheco picks as his favorite Dracula? For more on Manny Pacheco go to … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: NEW Platforms for Classic Films!

While once it was hard to find classic films –relegated to the rare DVD– it’s now easy, given all the streaming platforms that are dedicated to cinema. Hollywood Historian and author, Manny Pacheco, mentions some you may not have heard of which alone will make this video worth your while! For more on Manny Pacheco … Read more

What’s the “MacGuffin” in Movies?

Alfred Hitchcock made the term popular but where did it come from and what does it mean? Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco explains…but you’ll also enjoy some of his examples of Movie MacGuffins…see if you agree ! And let us know of other Movie MacGuffins we may have missed! For more on Manny Pacheco go to … Read more

Tribute to Rock & Roll Stars in Movies

You’ll be surprised at some of the famous names from the world of Rock & Roll who appeared in movies! Of course there’s ELVIS and a few others who dominated as headliners but I’ll bet you won’t think of even half of the rest! On the other hand, we didn’t get them all so feel … Read more

Movie Quiz – Famous Last Lines

Manny decides to challenge John and Art to a quiz of famous closing lines from some well known Hollywood films. You can play along as well! Think you know these films? Try Your knowledge (or luck) and let us know how you did! For more on Manny Pacheco go to And listen to his … Read more

SAG-AFTRA Awards for ’23

As a Member of SAG-AFTRA, the actors guild, Manny Pacheco, who also is a respected Hollywood Historian, gets to vote on the annual awards in film and ‘TV. Join us as he mentions some of his favorites for year 2023 and offers a little handicapping advice for the rest of Awards season as well! For … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Remembering Gary Cooper

Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, looks back at the unique career of actor, Gary Cooper. This is a fun and revealing conversation about the iconic ‘Everyman’. For more on Manny Pacheco go to And listen to his podcast with over 90 episodes on Spotify Visit our website Celebrating Act 2™ is the User Manual … Read more