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!

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 topic is too off base. In this video John spurs Manny into a discussion about not just film about WAR, but those special movies that use war as a background to explore the humanity of … Read more

Femme Fatale, Lizabeth Scott

The blond, sultry actress with the smokey voice, Lizabeth Scott, was among many classic Femme Fatales in an era of film noir. Was she underrated as an actress? Did she ever rise to the top of the genre? Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, explores her career with Celebrating Act 2™. You may have another Femme Fatale … Read more

Remembering Drive-in Theaters

Celebrating Act 2™ founders, Art Kirsch and John Coleman discuss with Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, the era of Drive In Theaters. The movies, the outdoor atmosphere., the food and the cultural shift that helped make them impractical are among many of their nostalgic comments. Join the conversation and share your memories!

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 forgotten history? That’s where this video begins…when John Coleman and Art Kirsch of Celebrating Act 2 bring up a surprise fact that the song, “I remember You” –a hit for Frank Ifield in 1962– was … Read more

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 but if you like films, you’ll love the discussion.

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 Oscar” film festival presented on cable channel, TCM. It’s a lively, fun discussion for fans of film interested in seeing Hollywood’s most celebrated films from decades and decades of award recognition. They discuss some of … Read more

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 and who exuded fabulous chemistry both on screen ad as great friends, off screen, John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, never seem to be considered among cinema’s great couples, like, say Tracy and Hepburn. Why is … Read more

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 Academy Awards to be held sometime in 2021. As a member of the Screen Actors Guild, SAG, Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco of Forgotten Hollywood, shares some of the initial differences that have already appeared in … Read more

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 who through his documentaries brought about a revival and new appreciation of the Silent Film era.  Youngson is well known to film aficionados but often unheard of by the general public. Manny pays tribute to … Read more