“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Muse for Kubrick…

July 1st, 2022

Manny P. here…

“`Joe Turkel was a character actor most known for three roles in Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing, Paths of Glory and The Shining, He also gave a memorable performance in Blade Runner.                 JOE TURKEL —>

“`Turkel’s career took of in the 1950s and he remained busy through the 1960s with parts in Halls of Montezuma, Friendly PersuasionHellcats of the NavyThe Carpetbaggers, King RatThe Sand Pebbles, The St. Valentines Day Massacre, and The Hindenburg. On the small screen, he appeared in The Life and Times of Wyatt EarpBat Masterson, Bonanza, Rat Patrol and Miami Vice.

“`Prior to his passing, Turkel wrote a memoir, The Misery of Success, scheduled for a release later this year.

“`Joe Turkel was ninety-four.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Podcast on Spotify…

June 28th, 2022

Manny P. here…

“`Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood on Spotify. One show streamed each week!

“`Episode Twenty is on the cloud. This week, Forgotten Hollywood is taking a roadtrip! We travel all over the nation as we approach the 4th of July holiday. This is a really fun episode!

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PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK to give this (and the previous nineeen episodes) a listen:

“`Joining me in each episode is journalist Gary Lycan, the former award-winning radio reporter from the Orange County Register. His reports were recorded before his passing. He leaves a wonderful legacy of storytelling that I am proud to share.

“`If you do not subscribe to Spotify, you can still listen to Forgotten Hollywood on Castos. And no membership is necessary. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK:

https://manny-pachecos-forgotten-hollywood.castos.com/podcasts/38246/episodes/ep-20-hollywood-takes-a-vacation-062922

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- John Williams Hints at Retirement…

June 23rd, 2022

Manny P. here…

“`Composer John Williams might be walking away from cinema after six decades of creating memorable motion picture scores. He would join Harrison Ford in retirement after completion of the latest Indiana Jones movie.

“`He plans to continue touring with a number of concerts planned for the rest of the year around the world. He wants to compose concert music in his private time.

“`Williams leaves Hollywood with an impressive legacy and his scores  known around the world. He won five Oscars with over fifty nominations.  He is credited for the sound that inspired   Star Wars, Jaws, The Poseidon Adventure, E. T., Jurassic ParkSuperman, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Harry Potter. Williams also created the title themes to Lost In Space, Land of the Giants and The Time Tunnel.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Who is #1 at TCM…

June 17th, 2022

Manny P. here…

“`I offer this premise, based on the observations made by the Czar of Noir (Eddie Muller)… Ruth Mundsack may be the #1 fan of TCM! Let’s meet her…

“`Celebrating Act 2 and Forgotten Hollywood enjoying the sights and sounds at this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Remembering Philip Baker Hall…

June 13th, 2022

Manny P. here…

“`Philip Baker Hall was a talented character actor who appeared in memorable films. He collaborated with directors Robert Altman and Paul Thomas Anderson.

“`Hall began his career in television and guest-starred in M*A*S*H, Good Times, The Waltons, Quincy M. E., T. J. Hooker, Matlock, Benson, Miami Vice, Falcon Crest, Emergency!, Chicago Hope, Murder She Wrote, Seinfeld, L. A. Law, Cheers, The West Wing and Modern Family.

“`He offered reliable movie support in  Nothing in Common, Hard EightMidnight Run, Ghostbusters II, Air Force One, Boogie Nights, The Truman Show, Bruce Almighty, The Insider, Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Rules of Engagement, and Argo.

“`Philip Baker Hall (above right) was ninety.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- My Top Five Fav Films…

June 12th, 2022

Manny P. here…

“`I have fun with Art Kirsch and John Coleman of Celebrating Act 2 reviewing my favorite films from Hollywood’s Golden Age. (One thing… I mistakenly mentioned that Montgomery Clift won a Best Actor Oscar in 1961. It was actually Maximilian Schell.)

“`Enjoy!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- TCM Fan Favorites…

June 3rd, 2022

Manny P. here…

“`The votes are in from the TCM Classic Film Festival! We interviewed a number of fans that traveled from all over the country to share  with us their favorite screening as we celebrated Hollywood’s Golden Age. Join Celebrating Act 2 to reflect on a fest well done…

“`Enjoy!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Kids…

June 1st, 2022

Manny P. here…

“`This episode on Celebrating Act 2 is wonderfully special. The chat I have with Art Kirsch and John Coleman parallels the chapter I have in my book, Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History. I call it: Children of the Depression

“`Enjoy!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Farewell to Bo…

May 28th, 2022

Manny P. here…

“`Bo Hopkins was an actor remembered for playing the leader of the Pharoahs gang in American Graffiti. Hopkins appeared in over one-hundred film and television roles in a career of more than forty years.

“`Just like Ray Liotta, Hopkins was an adopted child. He led a troubled life as a teenager with instances of truancy, minor crimes and a stay in a reform school.  He dropped out of school just before his seventeenth birthday and joined the United States Army, where he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division was shipped off to Korea, where he served for nine months.

“`In Hollywood, he earned a living parking cars while studying at the Actors Studio. One of his classmates was Martin Landau. Hopkins appeared in popular films including The Wild Bunch, The Getaway, White Lightning, The Bridge at Remagen and Midnight Express. He was busy on television, guest-starring in  The Rockford Files, DynastyGunsmoke, Bonanza,  The Mod Squad, Hawaii Five-OThe Rookies, Charlie’s AngelsFantasy Island, The A-Team, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, The Fall Guy and Murder She Wrote.

“`Bo Hopkins (above right) was eighty-four.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- One of the GoodFellas…

May 26th, 2022

Manny P. here…

“`Ray Liotta was a rugged actor with piercing eyes.  He was best known for his performances in Field of Dreams and GoodFellas. He also portrayed singer Frank Sinatra in the television movie The Rat Pack for which he received a SAG Awards nomination.

 

                          RAY LIOTTA                  JOE PESCI

“`Liotta moved to New York after his graduation from college to try his luck at acting. He got a job as a bartender at the Shubert Organization and landed an agent within six months. One of his earliest roles was on the soap opera Another World. He quit the show after three years so he could try his luck in the film industry in Los Angeles. He made his movie debut in 1983’s The Lonely Lady. His initial major acting assignment was in Something Wild, which earned him his first Golden Globes nomination.

“`After his breakthrough performances in Field of Dreams and GoodFellas, he would stay busy in Hollywood for the rest of his career, with notable performances in  Unlawful Entry, John Q, Narc, Hannibal, and Smokin’ Aces. Liotta was partial to animation and children’s programmming and he appeared in flicks with SpongeBob SquarePants and The Muppets. At the time of his passing, Liotta had several projects in production.

“`Ray Liotta was sixty-seven.

To honor the memory of this fine actor, I present a tribute to the movie GoodFellas on my podcast, Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- An Actress By Any Other Name…

May 21st, 2022

Manny P. here…

“`John Coleman, Art Kirsch and I enter an engaging Celebrating Act 2 chat about the terrific character actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age. This trip down memory lane is well worth the price of admission.

“`Enjoy!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- The George Stevens Jr Interview…

May 19th, 2022

Manny P. here…

“`While at the TCM Classic Film Festival, I had the pleasure of meeting George Stevens Jr at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  The Forgotten Hollywood and Celebrating Act 2 cameras were there.

“`He is the son of the iconic director of Woman of the Year, The More the Merrier, A Place in the Sun, Shane, Giant and The Diary of Anne Frank. Stevens Jr. is also the creatior of the Kennedy Center Honors and the American Film Institute.

“`Enjoy!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Mank Interview…

May 13th, 2022

Manny P. here…

“`At the TCM Classic Film Festival, I was very fortunate to track down Ben Mankiewicz, the longtime host of  Turner Classic Movies and grandson of the iconic screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, and we had a really amazing conversation on Celebrating Act 2.

“`Enjoy!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Celebrating a Podcast…

May 11th, 2022

Manny P. here…

“`John Coleman and Art Kirsch of Celebrating Act 2 have decided to chat about Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood, a podcast you can hear on Spotify! It is a pip!

“`Enjoy!

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“`By the way, here is the link to Manny Pacheco’s Forgotten Hollywood on Spotify!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Chat with TCM’s Czar of Noir…

May 5th, 2022

Manny P…

“`Recently, at TCM’s Classic Movies Festival,  I had a rare opportunity to chat with the host of Noir Alley, the genial Eddie Muller in front of the Celebrating Act 2 cameras. Our topics ranged from delivering content on TCM in during Covid, the unique relationship and bond between the TCM hosts and the fans, and of course, film noir.

“`Enjoy!

Until next time>                               “never forget”