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

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: What’s a Film Flop?

Did you know some of your favorite films –including many iconic classics — were FLOPS? Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco discusses box office losers in terms of profitability –many of which are considered artistic gems…and in the process defined what is a FLOP! It’s a fun look at the dual aspect of SHOW- BUSINESS. Join in … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Filmdom’s WORST Mis-Castings

You”ll be fascinated with Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco’s examples of the wrong actors cast in a famous role…as well as some of your favorite screen characters who were ALMOST played by actors who would have been all wrong! Be sure to comment with any bad casting you can think of! For more on Manny Pacheco … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: TCM in TURMOIL!

Besides being a noted Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco also keeps his finger on the pulse of current Hollywood. Here, he discusses some new developments in the business of old movies, specifically the well-loved TCM or Turner Classic Movie Channel. He addresses how major staff reduction may change the consumer product and talks about some of … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: The Era of Classic ‘TOONS

So, what ever happened to those classic Cartoons like “Merry Melodies” and “Looney Tunes”? Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco relates stories about that classic era of animation, concentrating on the highly creative cartoons. Those influential short and wacky films make for a fascinating look back at filmmaking and a golden era. We hope you enjoy! For … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Did Television CHANGE Hollywood?

In this interesting discussion Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco recounts a few of the ways that newcomer, TV, changed Hollywood forever. For John and Art there are personal memories from the era including both television and theatrical movies! Are you old enough to remember TV when it was still a young medium? For more on Manny … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Classic Films of the Future

In this episode author, broadcaster and Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, goes out on a limb to pick a few Hollywood films from the early 21st century which he feels are destined to be labeled “CLASSIC” sometime in the future! Of course we all know that Manny has his own taste, so you may want to … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Leading Men of 30s & 40s

Was the atmosphere for Leading Male Actors unique between the 2 wold wars –in the 1930’s and 40’s? Was there ever a richer period for ‘Leading Men’? As Manny Pacheco recounts some of the names considered among ‘favorites’ it becomes obvious how difficult it would be to choose (only) a top 10! AND how many … Read more