Manny Pacheco is an award-winning author; Hollywood historian, and a Southern California television and radio personality. 

The FORGOTTEN HOLLYWOOD Book Series: shares America stories in a PBS-style through eyes of Character Actors from Hollywood's Golden Age including Claude Rains, Frank Morgan, Walter Brennan, Lon Chaney Jr., Cesar Romero, Basil Rathbone, Peter Lorre, and Marjorie Main.


Among highlights the FORGOTTEN HOLLYWOOD franchise has enjoyed:

~ A documentary deal with Vision4Media, which led the books' words to be shopped theatrically at the American Film Market, Festival du Cannes, and Toronto Film Festival

~ Prestigious adds in libraries of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Film Institute, Writer's Guild Foundation, Screen Actors Guild Foundation, and Library of Congress

~ Purchases at Southern California gift shops, including the Hollywood Heritage Museum, Niles Essanay Film Museum in Fremont, CA, and It's a Wonderful Life Museum in Seneca Falls, NY
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~ Official selection as a reference book at Richard J. Riordan Central Los Angeles Branch Library and New York Public Library; and recent adds to University of Michigan Graduate School Library and UCLA Arts Library

~ Winner of nine literary accolades including Gold Medals at World Book Awards (2010) and Readers Favorite Awards (2013); two 1st Places at USA Book News National Best Books Awards (2009 /2012); and 1st Place at National Indie Excellence Awards (2012) and Hollywood Book Festival (2012)
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~ The creation of a weekly Forgotten Hollywood radio show on the Financial News & Talk Network in Southern California. The program airs at 4p (pst) each Saturday.


Pacheco's credentials includes 34-year participation as a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). He was recently inducted as the youngest member of Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters (PPB); members include Betty White, Robert Wagner, and Larry King.
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