Manny Pacheco - Forgotten Hollywood

Much more than his well-deserved title of Hollywood Historian, Manny is a reporter and great storyteller. While his passion is the nexus of Hollywood and American history, you’ll find his award-winning blogs reveal he is very much involved with the current events and today’s personalities of motion pictures and entertainment in general. He’s also a respected professor of Film History and a seasoned Broadcaster (radio, TV and Cable).

You can learn more about Manny Pacheco as well as contact him, read his excellent blogs and buy his books, by going to his website:  ForgottenHollywood.com

Meanwhile, enjoy the many videos (below) he has done with Celebrating Act 2!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In The Pink at 60, 70, 80 and Beyond

Author, Broadcaster and Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco interviews Hollywood’s famous “Pink Lady,” Jackie Goldberg.  Pink tells all about how she ...
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The Pink Lady Who Is Truly In The Pink

Pink Lady, Jackie Goldberg,  takes us on a tour of her one of a kind house.   One of the ...
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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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Manny Pacheco has never Forgotten Hollywood

Interview of acclaimed author and radio personality Manny Pachecho who has developed the Forgotten Hollywood series of books ...
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