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 their main Primetime Host, Ben Mankiewicz. The charming Ben tells a self-effacing story about Lily Tomlin getting her hands and feet into cement at the TCL Chinese Theater, as well as talking about his famous … Read more

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 Forgotten Hollywood, Forgotten History series– he’s also the producer and host of a 90 episode podcast of the same name now available on Spotify! He tells us all about it! For more on Manny Pacheco … Read more

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 Hollywood Roosevelt hotel and meets TCM Host of “Noir Alley”, Eddie Muller to talk about the festival, films, fans and film noir! For more on Manny Pacheco go to And listen to his podcast … Read more

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, the value of remaking such a ‘classic’ film. Not only will you find your opinion going back and forth, based on the original film and remake, You’ll be shocked to find out just how many … Read more

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, “Best Of California.” The show was conceived after a long career as a television executive as part of his Act 2. An alternative to retirement, the TV series takes him to fascinating places and allows … Read more

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 got the idea when he found about an old letter his famous movie-producer father had written to get his first job in Hollywood. Rocky teamed up with archivist Barbara Hall and discovered thousands of rare … Read more

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 no award nominations. This year (2022) was no different…well, OK, this year a literal slap-in-the-face did make news thanks to Will Smith. But there were still plenty of films and actors who got what felt … Read more

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 book documenting her father’s hobby of getting autographs and photos of all the major Hollywood stars of the era. It’s an homage to her super-fan father’s photography as well as a look at the stars … Read more