“Forgotten Hollywood”- Manny Pacheco’s New Membership!

February 27th, 2010

Manny P. here…

   I’ve been chosen to become the newest member of The Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters.  According to their website:

Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters was founded in 1966 by announcer Art Gilmore and a group of 178 original members. Edgar Bergen (Charlie McCarthy) was the founding Chairman of the Board. Jim Jordan (Fibber McGee) was the second Chairman, followed by Ralph Edwards…Current membership stands at 550.

P.P.B. hosts five celebrity luncheons a year at the Sportsmen’s Lodge (in Studio City, California), where men and women with at least 20 years of professional employment in Radio and Television Broadcasting (or allied fields) join together to renew old friendships, meet new members, and honor fellow pioneer broadcasters for their achievements. “

Pacific Pioneers logo

   Some of the well-known members of this prestigious organization currently include Betty White, Robert Wagner, and Tommy Lasorda. My good friends – Art Laboe, Gary Lycan, Roger Carroll, Casey Kasem, and Michael Horn also belong to this notable group.

Art Laboe   12 Gary Photo Head Shot 2009

                                           ART LABOE                 GARY LYCAN

   I want to personally thank Art and Gary for support and endorsement towards my selection into this fine organization.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Hits the Top 10 at BORDER’S!

February 26th, 2010

Manny P. here…

   Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History has made the TOP 10 at Southern California Borders Stores in the Local Interest / Southwest / California / History category out of  559 books available in the section. I’m really proud to say my book is ranked #8 as of today.  The paperback is obviously selling at the 31 area locations. What a high for me to see the book take on a life of its own.


   Next weekend, Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History will be a featured work for sale at the Northwest Women’s Show at Q-West Field in Seattle. The site is the Baseball home of The Mariners. Thousands of ladies are expected to attend this fine event. Although I won’t be there, my book will be well represented by Media Rep – Barbara Kindness, and members of the Book Publishers Network on Friday through Sunday (March 5th-7th).  Below is the link to the event…


Book Publishers Network
“Changing the World One Book at a Time

Until next time>                               “never forget” 

“Forgotten Hollywood” – It’s Official…The Book is in COSTCO!

February 21st, 2010

Manny P. here –

   As of today, folks living in Los Angeles County can buy Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History by using their Costco membership. The paperback is officially at the two large stores mentioned in an earlier blog.


    San Fernando Valley address of Costco is 1051 Burbank Blvd. The Hollywood locale address is 2901 Los Feliz Blvd. Of course, I’ll be working with the warehouse stores for the opportunity to do a book signing at one or both locations.

   I invite Costco members in the surrounding areas to take advantage of these convenient locales when searching for my book. Of course, a complete list of places to buy Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is in the Book Purchase Location’s section of my Navigation Bar to the left.

Until next time>                                “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Writers Guild Foundation Add Book

February 18th, 2010

Manny P. here…

   Another important library in the heart of Hollywood is adding Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History to their collection! The Shavelson Webb Library of The Writers Guild Foundation has accepted the submission of my award-winning book.wgf_logo

   Library Director Karen Pederson writes: “We will be honored to include your book.” Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History can now be read at two landmark locations in Los Angeles.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – Margaret Herrick Library also recently  purchased my paperback for their prestigious shelves. 

   Finding a copy of my paperback in two historic Hollywood library locales is exciting. I feel honored for their acceptance of my work. Here is a link to the Writers Guild Foundation website:


Until next time>                                             “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History”- Hits 400 in Sales!

February 17th, 2010

Manny P. here…

   The success of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is mounting! Tonight, I made my confirmed 400th sale for the paperback. The number is obviously higher; but in the publishing business…there is a certain amount of lag time in confirmation from the actual book retailers – to wholesaler – and finally to the author.TomInTux2

   Thanks to my good friend, Tom Terrific, a karaoke host in Southern California who made the memorable purchase. Tom works in Huntington Beach / Westminster on Tuesdays at Michael’s Sports Bar; and in Long Beach on Saturdays at Clancys. Tom is also a noted lover of classic movies, so I know he will enjoy my book.

   Next stop:  Borders – Yorba Linda on Saturday from 1p-3p for my book signing. A reminder, this particular store is in the Savi Ranch Shopping Center, off the 91 freeway (the Weir Canyon exit). I can’t wait to meet you and talk classic films!

   Karaoke Host Tom Terrific   homepage_092209_rewards

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- At Chevalier’s Books!

February 10th, 2010

Manny P. here…

   Chevalier’s Book’s is one the premier Southern California independent sellers of literature. Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History can now be found at Chevalier’s.

   In addition to now selling my paperback, I will be doing a pre-Turner Classic Movies, 2010 Film Festival book signing at this special location. The date of this event is April 18th, Sunday, from 1p-3p. Go to the Chevalier’s Book link at the navigation bar to the left for more info.

   The topic of my book compliments the nature of the upcoming Festival. chevaliers1

   I hope you will stop by and visit the eclectic and uniformly revered Chevalier’s Books, located at 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., right by Hollywood. The store recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. I offer my heartfelt congratulations!

   One more item, while at my navigation bar, visit the new sites including, Good Reads, the Amazon Author page, Creative Media, LA Radio.com, Twitter, and the new locations on my Book Tour Schedule page.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Stays in Vegas Interview!

February 6th, 2010

Manny P. here…

   Look for my radio appearance on the Lunchtime With Ira program, a radio/internet show that promotes Las Vegas and features Ira David Sternberg talking with the celebrities, entertainers, writers and personalities who make Las Vegas the most exciting city in the world.

   Some of the guests who have appeared on Ira’s program:

Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Michael Bublé, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, Andy Williams, Paul Anka, Vince Gill,  Bill Cosby, Don Rickles, Jon Lovitz, Chazz Palminteri, Jamie Farr, Joe Piscopo, Adam West, David Copperfield, Rich Little, Emeril Lagasse, Don King, Bob Eubanks, and Robin LeachIraPhoto2SqCtrSm_final_final_bigger

   Lunchtime With Ira can be heard on KUNV-FM (91.5) at 6 p.m. (PST) on Thursdays, as well as online at http://kunv.unlv.edu/ .  Of course, we will be discussing my new book – Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History.

   If you don’t live in the Vegas area, make sure you stream it online, Thursday, February 11th at 6pm (PST) at http://kunv.unlv.edu/.

Until next time>                              “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- “Puppy Bowl VI” Tie-In…

February 3rd, 2010

Manny P. here…

"Puppy Bowl" contender - ENO

“Puppy Bowl” contender – ENO

   Jeff Bordner lives in Utah, and he is the most successful voice-over guy outside of Southern California. We’ve been  buddies for almost thirty years. And, he just ordered a copy of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History through Amazon.

   If you don’t know about Puppy Bowl VI, just ask your children. It’s very popular with the younger set. And, the Kitty Half Time Show is funny and entertaining. Last year, I watched Puppy Bowl V! Check your local cable listings for Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl VI starring my pal, Jeff Bordner! Here’s a link leading to a promotion of the event…


Until next time>                               “never forget”