Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: The SCARIEST Movie Monster?

Movie Monster? Hollywood has a long history of presenting scary monsters, whether from literature such as Frankenstein or frightening originals for the screen. The debate over which monster is truly the scariest may never be resolved but Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, has offers favorite list. Of course, Art and John of Celebrating Act 2 add … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Guilty Pleasure Films

We all have them…our favorite film that others pooh-pooh! But we don’t care. There’s just something about these guilty pleasures that we love! Manny shares with Art & John some of the most popular ‘Guilty Pleasures” from Hollywood. See if you can add your favorites! For more on Manny Pacheco go to And listen … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Meanest Movie Villains

We love to hate them: The Villains in movies! They often make the film memorable and in this video Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, talks about what he finds to be among the meanest characters in film. The discussion ranges from silent classics to modern slasher movies and includes evil gangsters and more…Who’s your favorite film … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Movies Made In & About New York

While we always talk about Hollywood, there have been a plethora of films made about New York City …and many made there as well to take advantage of the unique locations such as tall buildings, Central Park, etc. Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco discusses some of the best known –and least remembered movies about NYC! We … Read more

J.A. Jance on Her New Book: Blessing of the Lost Girls

After kindly quibbling over the number of novels she’s written (is it 66 …or over 70?) John and Art get the prolific JA JANCE to discuss her novel, Blessing of the Lost Girls, which for the first time brings together two of her popular characters…The Walker family and Sheriff Joanna Brady. As you’ll see, each … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Buddies & Sidekicks

The “Supporting Cast” often makes the movie come alive and seem real…and no character is more important to the hero than the “Buddy” or the proverbial ‘Sidekick”. In this video Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, discusses with Art and John the different type of buddies and sidekicks that are beloved by fans. Who is memorable for … Read more

Rick Broniec: Living Your Act 2 with Passion

Celebrating Act 2 has interviewed many people who have inspirational stories about life after “Retirement”, but Rick Broniec’s story is non-pareil! Rick explains that after a long career as an educator, he choose to follow his passion for helping people and ended up with a long list of accomplishments while following his dream. You’ll love … Read more