Manny Pacheco’s Salute to Sondheim!

A major force in Hollywood films, composer-lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, is often only thought of in connection with his spectacular Broadway Musical career. But in this video Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco reminds us of the many motion pictures Sondheim has been responsible for. You’ll not only enjoy recalling these great films and the wonderful music, but … Read more

Manny Pacheco on James Bond: The Film and The Actors

Who doesn’t love James Bond?  The James Bond film franchise has been one of the most successful in cinema history and on the eve of Bond actor Daniel Craig’s last appearance as the iconic spy, Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, author of the book series, “Forgotten Hollywood,” dose a retrospective on both the films and the … Read more

Famous Movie Stars who Moved to Television

When Art and John of Celebrating Act 2™ get together with Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, author of the “Forgotten Hollywood” series of books the nostalgic trivia has no bounds. In this video they discuss some of the successful Movie Stars who made the leap to TV— at great risk to their career (or so it … Read more

Manny Pacheco on The Famous Hollywood Alley

Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco shares tales of an old alley in Hollywood famous as the location of many Silent Films. He was at the recent gala dedication of the “Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd Alley” which has recently been designated as an official landmark & explains to Celebrating Act 2™ it was named after three of the most famous … Read more

Underrated Director ‘Wild Bill’ Wellman

Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco shares details with Celebrating Act 2™ about the exploits and accomplishments of director, William “Wild Bill” Wellman. Despite his involvement in many iconic films such as A Star Is Born, Wings and Public Enemy, to name a few, Wellman is often underrated as a director and writer. Manny explains how Wellman’s … Read more

The Legacy of Lon Chaney

One of the most creative and influential actors in film history, Lon Chaney, also created a multi-generational legacy through his son. Hollywood Historian explains how Chaney and his son literally changed the whole genre of horror and monster movies. You’ll be surprised at the details Manny gives of both generations.

Movie Moguls–What Did They DO?

We’ve all heard the names of the famous Movie Moguls: Mack Sennett, CB DeMille, Adolph Zucker, Harry Warner, Louis B Mayer and many more…But what did they really do? And what is a ‘mogul’? Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco of “Forgotten Hollywood” not only identifies many of the big names but details the kind of power … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Fav 50 Film of the 21st Cent (so far)

Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco makes it clear that his favorite films are not necessarily his choices for BEST Films! Nevertheless, he’s chosen his FAV 50 of the 21st century –so far. See if you agree with his choices…many will also be among everyone’s pick for BEST film as well!

One Hit Wonders (only 1 Oscar©)

Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco talks about those actors who won the Oscar© at the Academy Awards for their outstanding performance but were subsequently never (or almost never) seen again –or who had a very short career despite the award. You may be surprised at some of the names he mentions!

Manny Pacheco’s “The Road to Forgotten Hollywood!”

Hollywood Historian, Manny Pacheco, tells Celebrating Act 2 about his third book in the ‘Forgotten Hollywood’ series, “Road to Forgotten Hollywood” and its fascinating content. He discusses with Art and John some of the famous and compelling character actors featured in the book …as well as their little known personal and professional histories! It’s a … Read more