The title is “Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History” but it also stands tall on its own merits as a welcome, entertaining and informative volume in what is destined to be a continuing book series. Author Manny Pacheco gives fresh life to more of our favorite character actors – Book 1 was a gem, Book 2 is another jewel in the crown Pacheco wears as a knowledgeable chronicler of Hollywood history – and names we may not know, but faces we recognize in our favorite black and white and color movie favorites. If you are new to this author’s works, both Book 1 and Book 2 should be in your collection.

Gary Lycan is the radio columinist for the Orange County Register