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 stars. In this video, TV expert Herbie J Pilato discusses with Celebrating Act 2 the unusually successful QUINN MARTIN. Besides Martin’s many hit series, such as The Fugitive, Barnaby Jones and The Streets Of San … Read more

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

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 “Life Goes On” , which takes an in-depth look at the groundbreaking television series from 1989 to 1993. Life Goes on was the first show to feature and actor with Down’s Syndrome playing a character … Read more

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 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

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 with TV expert and historian, Herbie J Pilato, Art and John of Celebrating Act 2 travel back to the 1970s to the pop duo’s beginning of TV success. They follow Sonny & Cher’s career through … 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 Hollywood.com, 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

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 and historian, Herbie J Pilato tells Art and John of Celebrating Act 2™, not all of them were as successful as his first effort co-starring Mary Tyler Moore. In this video they specifically discuss Van … Read more

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 artist, the satisfaction of teaching budding artists of all levels and how everyone can and should experience the pleasure of creating an artwork, no matter their skill level. She teaches at a local college in … 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!