“Forgotten Hollywood”- Author Inspired by Barrymore Story…

Posted on June 18, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…Lucky

   Craig Inglis, a children’s author who has written a tender story called Lucky, is citing additional inspiration from the story of Lionel Barrymore, the subject of our documentary. According to his blog site:

Lucky follows an irrepressible terrier and his compassionate owner who work together to find happiness after an unfortunate accident leaves Lucky missing one of his limbs. It’s an inspirational book that helps children understand they can overcome obstacles in life and even make a better life than before. It’s also a book that can win the hearts of readers of all ages.

I was inspired to write the book by those who faced and overcame physical disabilities in their own lives. The book features 15 beautiful illustrations by actor and artist Richard Kinsey that depict Lucky, his owner, and his courageous recovery.


   The Orange County scribe continued to access in a recent related blog:

Lucky learns to overcome his disability to gain a fruitful life. I was reading a chapter in Manny Pacheco’s book Forgotten Hollywood, Forgotten History about the career of Lionel Barrymore. Lionel suffered a broken hip and then arthritis which confined him to a wheelchair. But that didn’t stop his career. He went on to play many more roles, the most well known being Mr Potter in It’s a Wonderful Life. He didn’t try to hide his handicap and was an inspiration to other actors who came later to portray people with disabilities. Reading Lucky with your children can be a starting point for talking about people you might know who are disabled and have triumphed over their disabilities.

   I thank Craig Inglis for his kind acknowledgment of my sharing the Lionel Barrymore story. The Forgotten Hollywood documentary is currently in pre-production. If you would like to learn more about Lucky, a most fascinating canine, please visit:


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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