Expand Your Mind With Art — at Any Age!

Celebrating Act 2™ talks with internationally recognized artist and long-time art teacher, Lyndelle Stonick about the joy of being an artist, the satisfaction of teaching budding artists of all levels and how everyone can and should experience the pleasure of creating an artwork, no matter their skill level. She teaches at a local college in … Read more

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!

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

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

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

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!

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

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