The ‘SMITH’ Shows of 1970’s TV

The What? Yes, 1970’s television fare included at least 2 shows with “Smith’ in the title. They’re both worth remembering for completely different reasons–having nothing to do with the titles! Author and TV historian Herbie J Pilato points us to what may be silver screen star Henry Fonda’s only effort at a TV series and … Read more

Television of 1971 – Season of Change!

TV expert Herbie J Pilato considers 1971 his favorite year of television both from a childhood perspective and from that of an adult expert on TV History. It was a year of great changes–gone were shows like Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres and newly arrived were shows like All In The Family. If you are … Read more

Twitch Upon A Star: Elizabeth Montgomery Biography by Herbie J Pilato

Celebrating Act 2 talks with pop culture and TV history expert, Herbie J Pilato about one of his most popular books, ‘Twitch upon A Star,’ a biography of popular actress, Elizabeth Montgomery. Based on author Herbie J Pilato’s exclusive interviews with Elizabeth Montgomery prior to her death in 1995, Twitch Upon a Star includes insider … Read more

Author Herbie J Pilato on TV’s Top Male Icons of ’50s, ’60s, ’70s

Hollywood Producer, Writer, Executive, Television Historian and Host of his own talk show, “Then Again with Herbie J Pilato”, talks with Celebrating Act 2™’s Art Kirsch and John Coleman about his book, “Daring, Dashing and Debonair – TV’s Top Male Icons from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.” It’s not just nostalgia, though. The author examines … Read more

Herbie J Pilato: Caring For My Parents Enriched My Life

Of course, as we mature our parents are also growing older. In almost everyone’s Act 2 there comes a time when our elderly parents need care-taking. It can be a difficult and trying experience…but at the same time it can be a wonderful, rewarding experience. Celebrating Act 2™ is fortunate to have noted Author, Producer, … Read more

TV Host Livin’ His Dream

Remember all those classic TV shows (and their stars) we grew up with? Well, Herbie J Pilato loved them so much that as an adult he built a career as producer, writer and more in the industry he loved. He got to rub elbows with the stars from his youth and became without question an … Read more