Entertainment 
A little bit of fun is important. We include in this section, all forms of classic entertainment such as music, movies, books and more as well as folks over 50 who are engaged in entertaining others.

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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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