“Forgotten Hollywood”- History Channel Remember Civil War!

May 29th, 2011

Manny P. here…

History logo   The HISTORY CHANNEL will spend the next week honoring the soldiers and political leaders who participated in the Civil War, which began 150 years ago. Documentary specials and reality shows will commemorate the War between the States, including Pawn Stars and American Pickers.

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   A landmark docudrama will feature a remarkably graphic look at the Battle of Gettysburg. Produced by Tony and Ridley Scott, Gettysburg will premiere at 9pm on Memorial Day. Actor Sam Rockwell will narrate this landmark production. The Scott Brothers are known for high-budget films as Top Gun, Blackhawk Down, and Gladiator. american_pickers

   The stars of American Pickers have also engaged in a campaign to salvage Civil War sites by asking viewers to donate $1.50 to a charity website designed to help in the restoration. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz (from Antique Archeology based in LeClaire, Iowa) are the driving force behind this charity endeavor.

   Visit the following website for more information:


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   The HISTORY CHANNEL will match funds up to $150,000. According to respected sources, Civil War sites are being lost at an acre an hour.

   To round out a great week of cable programming, HISTORY will air a documentary entitled Lee and Grant. The program will focus on the two adversaries who fought on opposite sides of the Civil War. One would eventually become President, the other a pioneer in the fight for Civil Rights. Both are important American figures. This documentary premieres on Tuesday.

Until next time>                                “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Summer School Connection!

May 27th, 2011

Manny P. here…

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   Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is now available on the BORDERS website as a school textbook rental. Here are the official details:

Borders and Chegg have teamed up to offer you terrific textbook rental options and savings. Billing, shipping and returns are serviced through Chegg, and you will need to create a separate log-in for your Chegg account. 

   Since Summer School is about to begin, you can actually rent a copy of my paperback through August 15th. I’m thrilled that students of all ages have the option to learn about our American History through the eyes of character actors from Hollywood’s Golden Age!

   Here’s the the direct link to the site:


Until next time>                                “never forget”

« Forgotten Hollywood – Download at Sony Reader Store »

May 26th, 2011

Manny P. here…

   From the Sony Reader Store site website: Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History eBook.

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   Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History, Manny Pacheco, eBook download at the Sony Reader Store.

via http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/manny-pacheco/forgotten-hollywood-forgotten-history/_/R-400000000000000374242 

Until next time>                                 “never forget”

« Forgotten Hollywood – Download at Apple iPad Store »

May 26th, 2011

Manny P. here…

From the Apple iPad site website:  Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History eBook.

   Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History, Manny Pacheco, eBook download at the iPad with iBooks Store for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

via http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/forgotten-hollywood-forgotten/id436208454?mt=11 

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Dispelling iPad Reader Myths…

May 26th, 2011

Manny P. here.

   Thank you to Gary Lycan, radio columnist of the Orange County Register, and co-host of our weekly Forgotten Hollywood radio program on The Spa, who provided me with a recently written blog dispelling myths about reading eBooks on iPads.

   According to the article:

Six Common Myths About Reading eBooks On Mobile Phones

1. The screen is too small.

If you have a modern phone, then the size of the screen is about the same width as a newspaper or magazine column. Most people are comfortable reading that size of text. The only real difference between that and reading on your phone’s screen is that you can’t see the rest of the page at the same time. But since you’re probably not reading all of the text on a magazine page at the same time, you won’t need to see the whole page at once.

2. The font size is too small.

The font size can be changed in just about any program that displays text, including eBook readers. Whichever eBook app you’re using will have this feature. You can just make a few taps and shrink or enlarge the size of the text. If you have a touch-screen device you can probably zoom in on the page as well. You can’t do any of that with a printed book or newspaper.

3. It costs extra money.

The eBook reading apps that you need are free. The only thing that costs money are the books, and those cost money whether you buy them digitally or on paper. There are eBook apps that cost money, but you don’t have to use those.

4. It’s too difficult!

It’s really not difficult if you’re comfortable with using the features of a smartphone. If you’ve ever gotten an app for your phone, you can get an ebook app in exactly the same way. A lot of the eBook apps will let you buy an ebook and download it directly to the app without even having to use your computer. If you do need to purchase the ebook on your computer, then you just sync it to your phone the same way you would any other file.

5. It’s not very convenient.

Downloading an entire book to your little mobile phone is a lot more convenient than driving to a store to get a book, or ordering it online and waiting for shipping.

6. There aren’t many books available.

Nowadays most book publishers are making their books available as eBooks. There are literally hundreds of thousands of eBooks available from a lot of different sources. You can pretty much take your pick of what you want and where you want to get it.

   ~~Jared Scott (the author of the story portion above) is an IT professional that has been working in the eBook industry for over ten years. His eBook Reader Software blog is updated regularly with informational posts relating to eBook software.

   Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is now available on your Apple or Diesal – iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.

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   For the complete text of this article (written on 2/14/11), please follow the link below:


Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Classic Film Site worth Mentioning!

May 24th, 2011

Manny P. here…


   I’d like to share a blog site dedicated to the serious classic movie buff. It’s called Classic Films Reloaded. According to Bryan James from the site:

Classic Films Reloaded is a celebration of (some of) the classic films of the cinema… A goal of the website is to re-present artwork, images and clips from the films and to appreciate the artistry that went into all aspects of their production (and also to have some respectful fun in the process).


   The site ironically links to my website with an iconic quote and artwork from The Wolfman (1941). I reference the memorable quote in Chapter One of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History, and also, in my upcoming second book in the series with a chapter dedicated to Lon Chaney, Jr.

   Here’s a link to to their site:


   Please visit and enjoy the wonderful pictorial memories at Classic Films Reloaded.

Until next time>                              “never forget”

« Forgotten Hollywood – Download at Diesel eBook Store »

May 22nd, 2011

Manny P. here…  

   From the Diesel eBook Store website:  Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History eBook.

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   Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History, Manny Pacheco, eBook download at the Diesel eBook Store in Adobe, ePub, Mobipocket, Microsoft, and your favorite eReader.

via « Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History – eBook – by Pacheco Download at Diesel eBook Store »

Until next time>                               “never forget” 

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Celebrating Words Festival Details…

May 18th, 2011

Manny P. here…


  Let me pass on all the information about the Celebrating Words Festival taking place at L.A. Mission College, Saturday on May 21st. The college is at 13356 Eldridge Ave. in Sylmar.

   In addition to autographing copies of my book Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History, I’m moderating a Self-Publishing panel at 4pm with noted Southern California authors. Panel topics are detailed below:


   I hope to see you at this fun day-long event! For more info click on the following link:


Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- My Overture to 1812 (in E-Flat Major)…

May 17th, 2011

Manny P. here…

1800_Tequila_Logo   Despite the closing of a number of BORDERS book stores in Southern California, Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is still selling well. Thanks to documented holiday revenue, and Kindle eBook downloads, let me relay to you a growth in profit towards our goal in selling out the First Edition of my work.

   For the record, 1812 copies are now in the proper hands of interested readers. BOOYAH!


book depository logoCom   A new online store based in the U.K. called The Book Depository is a dedicated online bookseller offering the largest range of titles in the world. Along with publishers, distributors and wholesalers, they even list and supply inventory data from other retailers!

mostRecentAward   Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is one of 2.5 million unique titles. The most amazing thing about The Book Depository is they ship their product within 48 hours FREE OF CHARGE to nearly 90 countries. And, this site is currently the fastest growing virtual literary shop in Europe with over a million loyal patrons.

   Also, the company fully supports Down Syndrome Education International. Fortunately, reading is an activity young folks with this affliction can excel in.

   Here’s a link to their website:


Until next time>                              “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Cannes Critics Abuzz Over The Artist!

May 16th, 2011

Manny P. here…


   A French production shot in Los Angeles has everyone talking at this year’s 2011 Cannes Film Festival. It takes place during the final days of the Silent Era and into Hollywood’s Golden Age. What’s remarkable about this motion picture is it’s mostly a SILENT / BLACK & WHITE entry; a throwback to a more innocent cinematic technique.

the_artist_648x365   The Artist merges the magic of a lush score and direction, reminding the audience of fine work by Charlie Chaplin and Fritz Lang. In fact, research was undertaken prior to its production examining the early performances of Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford to get the exact mood and movement of the actors. The plot also mixes a heavy dose of comedy and pathos, which is very similar to scripts of that bygone era.

logo_festival_cannes   The film features the talent of John Goodman, Penelope Anne Miller, James Cromwell, and stars Jean Dujardin. It was directed by Michel Hazanavicius.  The Artist is one of twenty entries competing for this year’s top honor – The Palme d’Or – the Festival’s most prestigious prize. More than a few folks in the industry regard this motion picture as the favorite to win the award.

   It’s initial screening received an impressive ten minute standing ovation after Sunday night’s gala premiere. And earlier in the day, the movie got a warm reception at a press-junket from the normally jaded journalists who attend the yearly event.

   The success of this thematic achievement bodes well for the future in our development of  the Forgotten Hollywood documentary project. Visit the Cannes Market News website for all the details about Vision4Media’s search for International pre-sale partners and co-production collaborators:

Until next time>                             “l’est we forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Reading from the Latino Book Fest!

May 14th, 2011

Manny P. here…


   I would like to thank Bronwyn Mauldin from Guerrilla Reads for providing a YouTube piece of a reading I did at last year’s Latino Book and Family Festival. Of course, I read from my book Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History.

TCCleanLogo01   Guerrilla Reads is expected to be at next week’s 6th Annual Celebrating Words Festival. This special event will be held from 1p-7p on Saturday at L.A. Mission College. I’ll be moderating a panel discussion (at 4p). I’ll also be there during the day autographing copies of my paperback. The college is located at 13356 Eldridge Ave. in Sylmar.

Here is the link for Guerrilla Reads:


   I hope you’ll stop on by for this fun afternoon.

Until next time>                              “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- eReader Sites Officially Carry Book…

May 12th, 2011

Manny P. here…

smashwords logo   In addition to now being able to download Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History for an AMAZON Kindle or a BARNES & NOBLE Nook, you can obtain my work  from a variety of eReader sources on SMASHWORDS including:

sony reader global_header_logo~ SONY Reader Store – A virtual newsstand for books, magazines, and newspapers. Here’s their general link:

http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/manny-pacheco/forgotten-hollywood-forgotten-history/_/R-400000000000000374242 Apple ibooks_icon_20110302

 ~ APPLE iBooks – Read books on your iPad by purchasing them from your App store. Here’s their introductory link:


Kobo_Logo~ KOBO eReader– The official device used by BORDERS. For the national chain to survive, this forward-thinking strategy must catch on with the public. Here’s their official homepage:


diesal logo~ DIESEL eBook Store – The independent chain of the bunch. I’m happy they also carry my paperback. Here’s their website link:


   I’m satisfied my book is available through your preferred eReader source. There’s really no excuse not to own a copy of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Road Trip to Cannes!

May 11th, 2011

Manny P. here…

   IT’S OFFICIAL! Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is visiting the 2011 Cannes Marché du Film. The festival begins on May 11th and runs through May 22nd.

   The first event was held in 1946. According to their website:

263_cannes-film-festivalThe International Film Festival was created on the initiative of Jean Zay, Minister for Education and Fine Arts, who was keen to establish a cultural event in France to rival the Venice Film Festival.

In the 1950s, the Festival became more popular thanks to the attendance of celebrities such as Kirk Douglas, Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, Cary Grant, Romy Schneider, Simone Signoret, and Gina Lollobrigida.

Today, 10,000 buyers and sellers from around the world flock to Cannes every year, making it the #1 international market for film professionals.


   As Vision4Media’s David C. Bojorquez puts it:

We have five projects we’re taking with us to Cannes (including Forgotten Hollywood). We’re confident in our goal to secure presales into foreign and domestic territories for (our) worthwhile project(s).

logo_festival_cannes   It’s great to see my book travel to places I can only dream about. I wish David and his team the very best in reaching our mutual goals.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Landmark to Honor Valentino!

May 8th, 2011

Manny P. here…

   The Hollywood Heritage Museum in the historic Lasky-DeMille Barn will honor silent-film icon Rudolph Valentino on his birthday. The event will take place on May 11th. The museum is billing this as an evening of rare photographs, films, and artifacts on display in our lobby.


   Hollywood’s first sex-symbol, Valentino appeared in well-known motion pictures as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, and Son of the Sheik. Audiences showed early adoration, and he is considered a primary reason the movie industry enjoyed an unparalleled growth in popularity, en route to its Golden Age.

   On August 15, 1926, Valentino collapsed at the Hotel Ambassador in New York City. On August 23rd, the actor was dead at the tender age of 31. An estimated 100,000 people lined the streets to pay their respects at his funeral. Over the years, a woman in black has placed a red rose at Valentino’s gravesite, usually on the anniversary of his death. Several myths surround the woman, though it seems it began as a publicity stunt set up by studio moguls.


   The site of the Hollywood Heritage Museum is where Jessie Lasky and Cecil B. DeMille first produced the earliest movies when they traveled to the West Coast, most notably The Squaw Man in 1914. It’s a current location where you can purchase Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History in their gift shop. I’m thrilled to be a part of Hollywood’s early legacy.

   The Valentino event will begin at 7p. Admission for Hollywood Heritage members – $5.00; non-members – $10.00 general admission tickets can be purchased online with your credit card. Visit:

http://www.hollywoodheritage.org;  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/166400.

Until next time>                                “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- NO BLOG TODAY BECAUSE…

May 7th, 2011

Manny P. here…B&N nevada

   Gary Lycan and I have a very busy day ahead:

~ BARNES & NOBLE – Book Signing 1p – 3p.  We will be autographing Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History at B&N 11090 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga. Pick up a copy, or download the paperback on your NOOK. My book makes a great Mother’s Day present. We personally invite you to stop by and visit if you are in or near the Inland Empire!

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~ K-SPA – Forgotten Hollywood Radio Show. Our candid interview with Debbie Reynolds at 3p. Here’s a link to listen to this special edition of our program:



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   Thank you to Raymond Young, a fellow author on the GOOD READS book site, for his kind words about Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History. He writes:

I have a NOOK, so I sure would have liked to have purchased it that way. I understand it might not have been completed by that point, but I still think I’m going to purchase the eBook version. Great book! I loved it! Good luck at your two signings this month.  


   Be back soon with more Forgotten Hollywood for you to read about!

Until next time>                               “never forget”