“Forgotten Hollywood”- 1300 Books Sold: CHA-CHING!

Posted on December 1, 2010 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…


   Ching’s Cafe & International Restaurant is the 97th location to carry Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History. Located at 10832 Katella in Garden Grove, and minutes from Disneyland, this fine eatery is going to create a Hollywood environment that should attract tourists and regular customers from their busy neighborhood.

fried rice   Owner Cherie Jones just purchased enough books to sell in her restaurant to put me at 1300 in book sales. I completely appreciate her faith in my work. She tells me that even though they primarily serve Chinese food (made to order) to accommodate customers, she is expanding her menu to include Mexican and Italian cuisine.

   My goal is to jump-start the Hollywood angle by placing Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History in her place of business. This is not a typical store to purchase my book. But I like Cherie’s out-of-the-box approach, and I’ll support Ching’s, wholeheartedly!


   Congratulations to 85-year old Hal Holbrook for his latest performance (last night) as Mark Twain in honor of the writer on his 175th Birthday. The actor’s re-enactment as the famous  humorist at the (Samuel) Clemens Center in Elmira, New York drew a sellout crowd. Holbrook recited from memory a long passage from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and selected lectures from Twain’s celebrated turn-of-the-century world-wide tour.

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HAL HOLBROOK                     MARK TWAIN

   Holbrook first appeared in Mark Twain Tonight in 1959. He would take his show on Broadway in 1966, and won a Tony Award the following year. He earned an Emmy nomination for the celebrated 1967 broadcast on CBS.

   Hal Holbrook has been a staple in cinema for 4 decades with roles in All The President’s MenMagnum Force, Midway, Julia, Wall Street, and The Firm. He received an Oscar nomination in 2008 for his crusty performance in Into the Wild.

   Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History personally thanks Hal Holbrook for remembering Mark Twain, who died in 1910 (a century ago).

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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