Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Broadcast Legend Art Laboe

A great friend and mentor to Manny Pacheco as well as a beloved Hollywood Broadcaster, Art Laboe is remembered in the discussion about his career and influence on the Rock n Roll culture! You’ll be surprised at the details of Laboe’s story! For more on Manny Pacheco go to And listen to his podcast … Read more

Celebrating Act 2 at Cinecon 58: Adorable Co Star

Manny Pacheco talks with actress, Janine Perreau who played “Cathy” in the original INVADERS FROM MARS in 1953. No longer a little girl but still adorable, Janine confesses she had a crush on her co-star, Jimmy Hunt, to whom she will be presenting the Cinecon Legacy Award at this year’s event. She and manny discuss … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Ranking The Thin Man movies

The Thin Man movies are still some of the most popular ever made. While it wasn’t the largest series under the same title it did have a great impact on film fans. It’s always an interesting debate on which of this handful of films is the “Best” and why. Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco has his … Read more

Celebrating Act 2 at Cinecon 58: VIM Silent Comedies

Film Archivist, author and historian Rob Stone wowed the audience at Cinecon 58 with a screening of a dozen rare silent comedies by the short-lived VIM Film co. from circa 1912. Besides featuring two comedians known as Poke N Jabb, he also offered a VIM film featuring Oliver “Babe” Hardy –years before he would team … Read more

Celebrating Act 2 at Cinecon 58: Stan Taffel on Films & Stars

As the president of the famous Cinecon Classic Film Festival, Stan Taffel was a MUST interview for Art and John of Celebrating Act 2 — especially since they missed him when they were at the event with Reporter and Host, Manny Pacheco! They were able to get Stan to explain the philosophy of Cinecon and … Read more

Celebrating Act 2 at Cinecon 58: Mark Cantor on SOUNDIES

In a special presentation at Cinecon 58, archivist, author and film collector Mark Cantor screened a number of old “Soundies” from the 1940s and 1950s. Manny Pacheco interviewed Mark who explained that for a short time in history, popular musical performances were filmed for use in a video jukebox. These now rare short films are … Read more

Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood: Famous Actors’ TIES to the MOB

Is it true that some entertainers –including Actors–had close ties to organized crime…”THE MOB”? Manny Pacheco reminds us of many of them and how those friendships came about. You’ll be surprised at some of the stories from the historic days of the movies! For more on Manny Pacheco go to And listen to his … Read more