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Manny Pacheco's "Forgotten Hollywood" Oral Presentation PART 1
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Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Actors & True Friends

It’s often said that everything about Hollywood is phony but Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco, author of the Forgotten Hollywood series ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: TV vs Movies – Historic Competition!

The Media Landscape was quite different back in the Post-WWII era as Movie Studios were seriously threatened by the advent ...
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PBS Broadcasts Interview With CelebratingAct2™ Founders

John & I were guests on the PBS show “Everybody With Angela Williamson”.  We were invited to discuss CelebratingAct2™, its ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Beloved Films About SCHOOL!

From silents to modern day, movie-makers have often turned to SCHOOL as the basic fodder for a good cinema story ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Famous Collaborators – Directors & Their Actor-Muses

As film lovers, we know many Directors like to work with the same cast and crew on a regular basis ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Are Documentaries DEAD?

Documentary films seem few and far between these days –or Are they? Are ‘docs’ a lost art form …or now ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: THE Blog for Film Fans!

In this video, Manny is praised by Art & John of Celebrating Act 2 for his weekly blog—not only for ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Famous Non-Actors in Movies

Can you name any non-actors who appeared in significant roles in a feature Film? Manny Pacheco joins Art and John ...
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TCM Film Fest ’22: TCM & Digital Restoration

Having experienced the TCM Classic Film Festival in person, Manny Pacheco of Forgotten Hollywood is impressed with the consistent high ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: The Summer Of Return To Theaters

Film lovers all, Art and John share their thrill at going to see the new TOP GUN film in the ...
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TCM Film Fest ’22: Look Who You May Bump Into at TCM Festival!

As Manny Pacheco visits the various screening venues during The TCM Classic Film Fest, he not only makes many new ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: America’s High School-Van Nuys?

Van Nuys High School alumnus, Manny Pacheco, has good reason to celebrate his alma mater in the ‘Hollywood-adjacent’ San Fernando ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Mixing Animation and Live Action

Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco looks back at the early attempts to mix animation with live action—not only the well known ...
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TCM Film Fest ’22: Meet TCM’s #1 Fan

You think YOU love classic cinema? According to at least one of the TCM Hosts, our guest in this video ...
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The Brain Whisperer, Steve Campbell: NOW Is A Good Time

As Steve Campbell explains, our brain only recognizes the present –the NOW– when it comes to setting goals and getting ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Manny’s Top Five Films from the Golden Age

He’s first to admit that his choices will not be always the the most popular but Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, ...
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TCM Film Fest ’22: INSIDE the TCL Chinese Theater!

There’s so much to see and do while attending the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood….so Manny Pacheco took the ...
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TCM Film Fest ’22: Fan’s Favorite Films

Of course a film Festival like TCM’s Classic is built around the movies! We had to ask the attendees which ...
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The Brain Whisperer, Steve Campbell: Act The Way You Want To Feel Feelings…is it all about feelings?

When and how does our BRAIN play a role in our feelings? And who’s in control of it all, anyway? ...
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Of course we’ve all heard of fabulous child actors, Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland or even

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Forgotten Child Actors Elizabeth Taylor, many of whom went on to have successful careers as adults ...
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TCM Film Fest ’22: Manny at Chinese Theatre Hand & Footprints

One of the main screens for the TCM Classic Film Fest is the Iconic TCL Chinese Theatre. While there, Forgotten ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Great Character Actresses of the Past

Manny discusses great character actresses of the past. Are the roles for female “characters” different now? Could Margaret Dumont (from ...
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The Brain Whisperer, Steve Campbell: Having No Limits is Limiting

Our brain seem to have a limitless ability to gain and process knowledge–or does it? Can we really place NO ...
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Sharing His Memories: George Stevens Jr., “My Place In The Sun”

Celebrating Act 2’s Art Kirsch and John Coleman have an extended chat with George Stevens, Jr. about his newly published ...
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TCM Film Fest ’22: The Charming Ben Mankiewicz

Hollywood Historian and author of the Forgotten Hollywood books, Manny Pacheco, visits the 2022 TCM Film Fest and runs into ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Now Podcasting On Spotify!

Manny Pacheco, Hollywood historian and Celebrating Act 2’s go-to guy for Hollywood, is not only the author of three books–the ...
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TCM Film Fest ’22: Host Eddie Muller Loves the Fans

Hollywood Historian, and well-known author of “Forgotten Hollywood” book series, Manny Pacheco goes to the TCM Film Festival HQ, The ...
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The Brain Whisperer, Steve Campbell: Does Success Breed Success?

Where does success begin? The Brain Whisperer, Steve Campbell, answers the question, “Does Success breed Success?” with a fascinating discussion ...
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Manny Pacheco: Disney Buys 20th Century Fox Library–Should Film Goers Care?

When big media companies buy each other’s assets how does it affect the consumer? And when those assets are some ...
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The Brain Whisperer, Steve Campbell: 5 Keys to Being Successful

We all want to be successful–in career, relationships and just about everything we do. But why don’t we always achieve ...
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Should Hollywood Remake Great Classic Films?

With the advent of Steven Spielberg’s version of West Side Story John and Art discuss with Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: PREVIEW of TCM Classic Film Fest ’22

For lovers of classic film, the annual TCM Film Fest in Hollywood is a must. Hollywood Historian and Celebrating Act ...
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Takin’ My Act 2 On The Road! Manny Pacheco talks with TV Host Pat Pattison

Nationally Syndicated TV Host/Producer Pat Pattison tells Celebrating Act 2™’s Manny Pacheco about the origins of his successful TV Series, ...
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The Brain Whisperer, Steve Campbell: Optimism In A Troubled World

Are you a Pessimist …or an Optimist? How can you be positive in such a negative environment –politics, world conflicts, ...
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Authors Barb Hall & Rocky Lang on “Letters From Hollywood”

Authors Barbara Hall and Rocky Lang talk with Manny Pacheco about their new book, “Letters From Hollywood.” Director- Producer, Lang ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Famous Oscar SNUBS

Every year film lovers talk about their favorite actors and films that got OVERLOOKED by the Academy and left with ...
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Author Julie Anderson on “The Golden Age Of Hollywood”

Author Manny Pacheco talks with author Julie Anderson about her new book, “The Golden Age Of Hollywood,” a beautiful picture ...
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The Brain Whisperer, Steve Campbell: The Key to Successful Resolutions

Ever wonder why you have such trouble keeping to a resolution you’ve made? And not just New Year’s Resolutions but ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Hollywood Royalty F

amous Families of Film The history of Hollywood includes not only many famous names but their progeny as well. Hollywood ...
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Author Mary Mallory on “Hollywood Celebrates The Holidays” and “HollywoodLand”

Author and Historian Mary Mallory talks with Manny Pacheco about her 2 books, “Hollywoodland” and “Hollywood Celebrates The Holidays.” The ...
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A Tour of Hollywood Heritage Museum at the Lasky-De Mille Barn

Celebrating Act 2™ was lucky to meet Museum Manager Brian Judd when we arrived at the Hollywood Heritage Museum to ...
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The Brain Whisperer, Steve Campbell: 3 Things You Need To Know About Memory

Steve Campbell explains how our memory works and why we sometimes have trouble remembering things –and no it’s not just ...
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Manny Pacheco: Some Favorite Actors STILL WITH US!

Each year in the winter, Hollywood honors and remembers those actors, directors and others in the industry who have passed ...
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Author Wm Wellman Jr on “Wild Bill Wellman, Hollywood Rebel”

The author and director son of legendary Movie Director William Wellman talks to Manny Pacheco about his comprehensive biography of ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Favorites for S.A.G. Awards

Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco is a long time member of SAG or the Screen Actors Guild. As such he makes ...
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Author Mindy Johnson on “Pencils, Pens, Brushes: A Girls’s Guide To Animation”

Author Mindy Johnson talks to Manny Pacheco about her 2 books featuring women in the wold of Disney’s Animation industry ...
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The Brain Whisperer, Steve Campbell: Age Proofing Your Brain

As we grow older, is it inevitable that we lose brain function? After all, millions of brain cells are dying ...
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Author Leonard Maltin on his Autobiography, “Starstruck”

Author, popular Film Critic and Historian, Leonard Maltin, talks with Manny Pacheco about his new book, Star Struck,” an autobiography ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Picks: Best Comedies By Decade!

Why don’t more comedies win Academy Awards? As John, Art and Manny discuss, every decade has had many wonderful examples ...
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Author Steve Rubin on “The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia”

Author Steven Jay Rubin talks with Manny Pacheco about his book, “The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia,” a treasure trove of ...
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The Brain Whisperer, Steve Campbell: How to get Back on the Horse

To fail is human. So why do we get discouraged even to the point of quitting? And more importantly, how ...
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Director Stanley Kramer’s Social Conscience

Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco examines the work of Director Stanley Kramer who was known for making movies with controversial themes ...
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Author Marc Wanamaker on “Hollywood’s Trains & Trolleys”

Author Marc Wanamaker talks with Manny Pacheco about his new book, “Hollywood’s Trains and Trolleys,” a beautiful picture book documenting ...
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Author J.A. Jance: Love Your Characters! on her 25th J.P. Beaumont Mystery, “Nothing To Lose”

New York Times Best-selling author, J.A. Jance talks with Art and John of Celebrating Act 2™ about the release of ...
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Hollywood Heritage Author’s Day Overview with Richard Adkins

Adkins Every Year nonprofit Hollywood Heritage hosts an annual “Author’s Day.” It’s a major book signing event featuring some of ...
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The Brain Whisperer: The Psychology of Self Esteem

Can Self-Esteem be over-rated, misused? What exactly is it? As Steve Campbell, aka The Brain Whisperer, explains to Art and ...
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Manny Pacheco: Social Media Fans & Research

Author and Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco, is also a popular blogger. Where does he get his information? As it turns ...
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Liz Stirling: Be a Fixer!

Professional Media Producer, Liz Stirling is a natural problem solver–in the UK (she’s from Scotland) they call her job a ...
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Manny Pacheco’s Salute to Sondheim!

A major force in Hollywood films, composer-lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, is often only thought of in connection with his spectacular Broadway ...
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Bob Brill: Do What You Love & Never Quit!

Talk about eclectic! Bob Brill, best known as a journalist and newscaster in Southern California is also an expert in ...
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The Brain Whisperer: Male & Female We’re Wired Differently

Not everyone agrees that men and women are different–or just HOW they are different! While it may be controversial, Steve ...
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Lillian Taylor Writer: Courage and Dedication to Pursue Your Dream!

Would you be wiling to turn your life upside down to make your dream career a reality? Even if you ...
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The Brain Whisperer: Why Smart People Fail

We all make mistakes but that shouldn’t make us feel like a failure! Sometimes it really is all in your ...
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The Brain Whisperer: Steve Campbell’s Weekly Radio Show

Among his many successes, Steve Campbell counts helping people through a weekly radio show on KOWS 92.5 FM in the ...
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Manny Pacheco on James Bond: The Film and The Actors

Who doesn’t love James Bond?  The James Bond film franchise has been one of the most successful in cinema history ...
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The Brain Whisperer: Getting Out Of Our Own Way!

Ever shoot yourself in the foot? Put Your foot in your mouth? Sabotage yourself? Yep, sometimes we are our own ...
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Famous Movie Stars who Moved to Television

When Art and John of Celebrating Act 2™ get together with Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, author of the “Forgotten Hollywood” ...
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The Brain Whisperer: Rethinking The Holidays

The year-end Holiday season –starting generally around Halloween and often extending past New Year’s– is often a cause for dread ...
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Manny Pacheco on The Famous Hollywood Alley

Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco shares tales of an old alley in Hollywood famous as the location of many Silent Films ...
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The Brain Whisperer: How to Deal With the COVID Pandemic

Pandemic getting to you with all the restrictions and protocols? Do you find yourself giving up? The Brain Whisperer, Steve ...
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Underrated Director ‘Wild Bill’ Wellman

Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco shares details with Celebrating Act 2™ about the exploits and accomplishments of director, William “Wild Bill” ...
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The Legacy of Lon Chaney

One of the most creative and influential actors in film history, Lon Chaney, also created a multi-generational legacy through his ...
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The Brain Whisperer: Dealing with Drinking and Drugs

This video could be considered part 2 of our video on changing habits, but as Steven Campbell explains to Celebrating ...
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Movie Moguls–What Did They DO?

We’ve all heard the names of the famous Movie Moguls: Mack Sennett, CB DeMille, Adolph Zucker, Harry Warner, Louis B ...
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The Brain Whisper on Habits: Where They Come From and How to Change Them!

Steven Campbell, the Brain Whisperer explains to Art Kirsch and John Coleman of Celebrating Act 2™ just how habits are ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Manny Pacheco on Comedy: Value of the Straight Man

Who doesn’t love a good laugh? Celebrating Act 2’s Art Kirsch and John Coleman talk with Hollywood Historian,. Manny Pacheco, ...
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Character Actors: Do They Still Exist?

Are the great character actors a thing of the past? Is it the quirky supporting role that makes the character ...
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Opening Soon: The Oscar© Museum!

As Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco explains, the long awaited Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures constructed by the Academy of Motion ...
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Herbie J Pilato on Super TV Producer, QUINN MARTIN

Many of our favorite shows seem to come from the same prolific producers, who in their own right become super ...
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Gambling – How To Cure The Destructive Habit!

The Gambling habit is one of the most destructive there is! It wrecks families as well as individuals! It’s also ...
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Manny Pacheco: Celebrating Female Filmmakers

Over the years, women have increasingly moved behind the camera — to be successful writers, directors, producers, editors and more ...
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Author Herbie J Pilato on the Groundbreaking TV Series, LIFE GOES ON

Author and TV expert, Herbie J Polito talks with Celebrating Act 2 about his tome, Life Story: The Book Of ...
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How To Become Your Own Best Friend!

You’ve heard how we can sometimes be our own worst enemy? We’ll The Brain Whisperer, Steven R Campbell, explains to ...
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Actor Peter Lorre …and Friends

Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco of Forgotten Hollywood.com, talks about one of filmdom’s favorite character actors, Peter Lorre. Besides discussing his ...
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How to STOP SMOKING – Is there a ‘Best’ Way?

Stopping Smoking is one of those age-old problems that never seems to be solved! As Steve Campbell explains, the METHOD ...
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Herbie J Pilato: Remembering Sonny & Cher

They were the new face of a generation and a major influence in television –Sonny & Cher! In this chat ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Remembering the NEW Dick Van Dyke Show

Beloved performer Dick Van Dyke actually starred in a number of tv series under his name. But as TV expert ...
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Transform Your Life by Embracing Your Imperfections!

Very Few of us think we’re perfect…but that’s not the problem. For most if us it’s the reverse –we can’t ...
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Expand Your Mind With Art — at Any Age!

Celebrating Act 2™ talks with internationally recognized artist and long-time art teacher, Lyndelle Stonick about the joy of being an ...
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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 ...
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The ‘SMITH’ Shows of 1970’s TV

The What? Yes, 1970’s television fare included at least 2 shows with “Smith’ in the title. They’re both worth remembering ...
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Transform Your Life: What We LOCK OUT of Our Lives!

When we focus on negative images and thoughts we are essentially locking out good images and thoughts. Naturally this –as ...
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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 ...
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Glamour, Gidget and The Girls Next Door: TV’s Female Icons from the 50s, 60s, and 70s

Entertainment Biographer and pop culture expert, Herbie J Pilato, shares a few of the fun stories about the most popular ...
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Transform Your Life: How to Control Your Self-Talk

We are talking to ourselves all the time–whether we realize it or not. And our Brain believes it all–true or ...
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Femme Fatale, Lizabeth Scott

The blond, sultry actress with the smokey voice, Lizabeth Scott, was among many classic Femme Fatales in an era of ...
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Television of 1971 – Season of Change!

TV expert Herbie J Pilato considers 1971 his favorite year of television both from a childhood perspective and from that ...
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Bill A Jones: Reinvention As A Way Of Life

Sometimes when circumstances change we need to change as well—to reinvent ourselves! Actor, Singer, Voiceover Performer, Radio Personality and all-around ...
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Remembering Drive-in Theaters

Celebrating Act 2™ founders, Art Kirsch and John Coleman discuss with Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, the era of Drive In ...
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Transform Your Life: How To Be Optimistic

Transform Your Life: How To Be Optimistic Ever feel that most of your thoughts are negative? Welcome to the club! ...
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Twitch Upon A Star: Elizabeth Montgomery Biography by Herbie J Pilato

Celebrating Act 2 talks with pop culture and TV history expert, Herbie J Pilato about one of his most popular ...
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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 ...
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Transform Your Life: How to Change ‘Got-to’ to ‘Want-to’

In this video for Celebrating Act 2™, Steven Campbell, the Brain Whisperer, explains how we naturally avoid doing the ‘Must ...
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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 ...
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Dr Angela Sadler Williamson:Tell Yourself YES

Celebrating Act 2™ founders, Art Kirsch and john Coleman interview noted Educator, Author and Filmmaker, Dr Angela Sadler Williamson, about ...
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Transform Your Life: How to Deal with the Pandemic

Celebrating Act 2™ presents”The Brain Whisperer,” Steven R Campbell with solid advice on how to deal with the fallout of ...
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TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar 2021

Hollywood Historian and film fan, Manny Pacheco, shares with Celebrating Act 2™ an overview of this year’s “31 Days of ...
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Transform Your Life: Creating Affirmations Which Work!

As “The Brain Whisperer,” Steve Campbell, explains to Celebrating Act 2™’s audience it is our brain that needs convincing to ...
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Author Herbie J Pilato on TV’s Top Male Icons of ’50s, ’60s, ’70s

Hollywood Producer, Writer, Executive, Television Historian and Host of his own talk show, “Then Again with Herbie J Pilato”, talks ...
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The On-Screen Chemistry of John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara

The On-Screen Chemistry of John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara Two iconic actors who worked together on a number of films ...
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Transform Your Life: How to Create Goals Which Work

“The Brain Whisperer,” Steven R. Campbell continues his series on how to use the new brain science to transform our ...
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New Rules to the Motion Picture Academy

Everyone was affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic including the business of filmmaking…and naturally, things will be different for the 2020 ...
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Silent Films & Documentarian Robert Youngson

Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, tells Art Kirsch and John Coleman of Celebrating Act 2™ about Robert Youngson, an important filmmaker ...
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Transform Your Life: How To Start Losing Weight

Weight loss is a problem for almost half the population. It doesn’t have to be. Yes, it all about will ...
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Debate: The Greatest Film Ever?

Everyone has a favorite film, and an opinion of which film is the greatest ever made. It’s a debate that ...
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Transform Your Life Part 4: When We get Discouraged …

This is the FOURTH of Steven R. Campbell’s four ‘foundational’ videos that explain the new science on how our brains ...
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Transform Your Life Part 3: Replacing Negative Self-Images

This is the THIRD of Steven R. Campbell’s four ‘foundational’ videos that explain the new science on how our brains ...
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ACTION! Film Genre

Who doesn’t love ACTION Films? Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, takes us back to some of the greatest ever made –even ...
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Transform Your Life Part 2: Origins of Our Self-Images

This is the SECOND of Steven R. Campbell’s four ‘foundational’ videos which explain the new science on how our brains ...
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Film Noir, Popular Again?

Is it true that Film Noir is making a comeback? Or maybe it never lost popularity. Manny Pacheco, Hollywood Historian ...
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Transform Your Life Part 1: How Our Brain Works

This is the FIRST of Steven R. Campbell’s four ‘foundational’ videos that explain the new science on how our brains ...
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The Greatest Year For Movies!

It’s a tall order, but Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, is up to the challenge to pick the greatest year in ...
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New Year’s Binge Watching

What movies say “Happy New Year” to you? Or maybe you like to binge-watch a favorite series on TV. Manny ...
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Classic Christmas Movies

When the Christmas holidays roll around each year we turn to our favorite warm and fuzzy holiday movie for comfort ...
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Forgotten Studio Head

Irving Thalberg Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, takes Art Kirsch and John Coleman of Celebrating Act 2™ back in time to ...
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Favorite Football Movies

Art and John of Celebrating Act 2™ chat with Manny Pacheco about football themed movies. As a Hollywood Historian, Manny ...
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Surprise: Same Day Coincidence

Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco has a surprise for John Coleman and Art Kirsch of Celebrating Act 2™ — a series ...
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Great War Movies!

The drama of war has been captured in so many ways for so many years by cinema, it’s a question ...
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Movies About Presidents

Lots of movies include ‘the President’ as a character, but how many movies can you name that were really ABOUT ...
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Scary Cinema

Scary Movies So many scary movies–even different sub-genres like Horror, or Monster, or Slasher films…And what fun to talk about ...
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End of the Hollywood Studio System

A great discussion about how movies changed with the downfall of the Hollywood Studio System and why it came about ...
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Great Screenwriters

Often unheralded, the history of screenwriting is uniquely diverse. Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco talks about the Hollywood Studio’s changing outlook ...
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The Brain Whisperer, Steven R. Campbell, Reinventing Yourself

John and Art meet the nationally known lecturer, author and coach known as the “Brain Whisperer.” Steven R. Campbell shares ...
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Stunt Casting

John explains the concept of stunt casting in television–to boost ratings for a show–and asks Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, if ...
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The Story of Our Generation: Surf Music

Filmmaker Tom Duncan describes the multi-layered appeal of his new feature-length documentary, “Sound Of The Surf” to not only the ...
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A Great Book: The Show Won’t Go On

Art and John interview Author Burt Kearns about the very entertaining and unique book he wrote with his friend Jeff ...
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Space Movies

Who doesn’t love space movies? The genre is as old as Cinema itself. They can be part adventure, sci-fi, monster, ...
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Hollywood’s ‘Pre-Code’ Women!

Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco delves into the difference in actresses and women’s roles before and after the “Hayes Code” of ...
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‘Screwball’ Comedies

We all love the ‘Screwball Comedies’ of the 30’s and Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, Celebrating Act 2™’s regular contributor for ...
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Cinema’s Early Comedy Teams

As the co-founders of Celebrating Act 2™, John and Art get together with Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco, the question arises ...
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Two Of Our Favorite Tough Guys

Manny Pacheco, Hollywood Historian, and regular contributor to Celebrating Act 2™ reporting on the world of movies and entertainment, shares ...
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About TCM’s Summer Under The Stars

Manny joins Art and John for an enthusiastic overview of this year’s “Summer Under The Stars” — the annual August ...
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Summer Beach Movies of the 1960’s

If you’re enjoying the Act 2 of you life, chances are you will remember all the fun beach movies of ...
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TV Host Livin’ His Dream

Remember all those classic TV shows (and their stars) we grew up with? Well, Herbie J Pilato loved them so ...
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Hollywood’s Back At Work!

Film lovers have something to celebrate as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted enough to allow the Hollywood production machine to again ...
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Manny Pacheco: We Love ‘B’ Movies!

Is it sitting at home during COVID-19 for weeks that got us talking about all the old “B” movies? Dunno…but ...
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Manny Pacheco: Hollywood LOVES Hollywood!

Some people think Hollywood is reticent about telling stories of Hollywood. Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco destroys that myth for Celebrating ...
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Manny Pacheco on Hollywood’s Famous Side-Kicks

Next to every hero in the movies it seems there’s a great character we love and laugh at…the classic Hollywood ...
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Rick Sherman Is Playing Our Song

Celebrating Act 2™ founders Art Kirsch and John Coleman interview their old friend, entertainer, musician, music composer, sound mixer and ...
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Manny Pacheco on Hollywood Royalty

Recalling a recent conversation with Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco about movie star Kirk Douglas and his equally accomplished son, Michael ...
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Manny Pacheco on The Singing Cowboys of Yesteryear

John Coleman and Art Kirsch, of Celebrating Act 2™ probe Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco about the short-lived trend of Singing ...
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Manny Pacheco on Kirk Douglas and Anti-Heroes

The passing of Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas in 2019 brought the discussion between Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco and the founders ...
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Manny Pacheco: Movies for The Hunkered Down

With everyone stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco shares his formula for avoiding cabin fever–he’s ...
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Manny Pacheco on the Oscars and Politics

Starting with the Oscar winner of 2019 for Best Film, “Parasite,” and going back to the 1950’s, Manny Pacheco reminds ...
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Hollywood History: Films on Contagion, Fear & More

Film goers love to be scared by disaster and horror flicks among other genres. Celebrating Act 2 founders Art Kirsch ...
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Manny Pacheco on Classic Film Festivals

With national protocols in place for the Corona Virus COVID-19, many large events–including film festivals — have been cancelled. Manny ...
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Manny Pacheco on Hollywood’s Irish Mafia

Forgotten Hollywood’s Manny Pacheco tells little known stories about the large number of Irish working in Hollywood films, including John ...
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Bill A. Jones’ River Song Medley

If you love the sound of a swing band and the old standards, known as ‘The Great American Songbook’, you’ll ...
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Bill A Jones Sings 2 ‘traveling’ songs about favorite cities!

Singer Bill A. Jones’ nightclub act includes some great medleys of your favorite songs. Bill (aka Rod Remington on GLEE ...
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Bill A Jones Sings with The A Players

Unknown to many of the fans of his TV Acting, Bill A. Jones is also an accomplished singer. We would ...
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The A Players “At The Mambo Inn”

We recorded the A Players as part of the Bill A. Jones concert we captured for Celebrating Act 2™. Band ...
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Vocalist Tina Wilson

Vocalist Tina Wilson has been singing most of her life both as an amateur and a professional. Becoming a senior ...
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Travels With Tina

Our effervescent Host, Tina Anderson, returns to her old haunt, The Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach, CA. If you’re traveling ...
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Manny Pacheco – History of Hollywood, Part 1

Manny Pacheco professor and radio personality is the author of the Forgotten Hollywood series.  An acclaimed historian of bygone Hollywood, ...
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Manny Pacheco – History of Hollywood, Part 2

Manny Pacheco professor and radio personality is the author of the Forgotten Hollywood series.  An acclaimed historian of bygone Hollywood, ...
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Manny Pacheco – History of Hollywood, Part 3

Manny Pacheco professor and radio personality is the author of the Forgotten Hollywood series.  An acclaimed historian of bygone Hollywood, ...
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Time To Dust Off Your Library Card

Libraries, they are a changing. Check it out ...
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They’ve Got The Moves

Doesn’t matter if you never danced a step in your life. If this doesn’t make you smile you have probably ...
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