Nothing grabs the mind like a finely crafted film. Memorable liners strike an instant impression, and classic imagery provides celluloid art for us to enjoy time and again. Manny Pacheco has studied motion pictures for the stars of yesteryear, he presents a review of timeless films, which also uniquely capture seldom told accounts of America''s story. Bypassing the legendary stars from the Studio Era''s Golden Age, Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History focuses on the character actors and actresses that consistently delivered stellar performances, and it offers a bold fresh new take of our collective past.
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If you like TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES and THE HISTORY CHANNEL... this is the book
for you. It combines forgotten stories of some of those familiar faces in
timeless cinema with seldom pieces of Americana.
I believe this books is the
most unique approach to classic film ever written. And Im so glad it stayed away
from gossip so prevalant in most Hollywood books.
Each chapter stands alone,
with generous use of photographs to help tell each story. This is the perfect
book to take on your vacation, or as a gift for a family member or friend.
Gary Lycan of the Orange County Register writes:, March 12, 2010
Manny Pacheco has enjoyed a successful 29-year career in radio, television.
Still, there was something missing in his life. And so he wrote a book about a
subject close to his heart: Hollywood history.
It is one thing to say you
will write a book, and something else to actually get it done. Pacheco spent
years researching actors such as Claude Rains, Lionel Barrymore, Ward Bond, Van
Heflin, and Basil Rathbone, to name a few. His fresh take was to show how their
films offered a parallel to America’s history. He called it Forgotten Hollywood
The result: it won a key National Best Books 2009 Award,
the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has added it to its Margaret
Herrick Library, telling Pacheco the book was culturally significant.
time when most entertainers write tell-all books about themselves, it’s
refreshing to see one write about history.
(This article also appeared on
MSNBC, USA TODAY, and SIRIUS XM RADIO news websites)