Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History

Starring More Great Character Actors of Hollywood's Golden Age

Non-Fiction - Music/Entertainment
161 Pages
Reviewed on 03/23/2013
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Author Biography

Manny Pacheco is a Southern California television and radio personality, who has worked on the Daytime Emmy-nominated In Studio on KCOP, NBC's Santa Barbara, and on KRLA, KFI, and KBIG. He's now the award-winning author of two books in the Forgotten Hollywood-series (Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History and Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History) that shares America's s story through the eyes of actors from Hollywood's Golden Age. He currently hosts a Forgotten Hollywood program on the Financial News and Talk radio network every Saturday at 3p (PST).

His book series have been added to prestigious locations as the libraries of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Film Institute, Screen Actors Guild Foundation, and Writers Guild Foundation; and Hollywood Heritage Museum, Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, and It's a Wonderful Life Museum.

He has also won multiple accolades from USA Book News, Hollywood Film Festival, the National Indie Excellence Awards, and a gold medal from the World Book Awards. He was also recognized by the Los Angeles Press Club. And, a Gold Medal from the 2013 Readers' Favorite Award Contest (Non Fiction - Music/Entertainment)

Vision4Media is developing the Forgotten Hollywood book series into a theatrical documentary for television/cable. The Ken Burns-style production has been pitched at the Festival du Cannes and the American Film Market.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Rich Follett for Readers' Favorite

As its title suggests, Manny Pacheco’s “Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History” is a treasure trove second volume of little-known facts about the tireless and ubiquitous cast of character actors who helped establish the Hollywood film industry. Readers may not know these actors’ names but their faces are indelible - uniquely talented unsung heroes who gave color and life to many of our best-loved films. Profiled in these pages are familiar contributors such as Frank Morgan from “The Wizard of Oz;” Lon Chaney Jr., who brought us Frankenstein and the Wolfman; Margaret Dumont, who became an icon by enduring countless ‘pie-in-the-face’ indignities at the hands of the Marx Brothers and the immortal Charles Coburn. Alongside these luminaries appear many lesser-known stars such as Freddie Bartholomew, Alan Hale Sr. and Marjorie Main. Reading their stories brings back to life the heyday of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Pacheco’s style is straightforward, unflinching and devoid of romance. This makes “Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History” even more fascinating. In a world obsessed with fame and the bright lights of ‘show business,’ seeing these often troubled creative personalities without the smoke and mirrors of Hollywood glamour opens a new world for lovers of the cinema. It is easy to see why Pacheco’s second volume “Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History” was the recipient of the coveted USA Book News ‘Best Books’ award. This ‘Who’s Who’ of Hollywood’s character actors is a must-read for all serious fans of American cinema.