Manny Pacheco is a Southern California radio and television personality. He has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild for 37-years.
His award-winning book Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History has won five major awards including 2013 Reader's Favorite - Gold Medal, 2009 USA Book News - Winner, 2010 World Book Awards - Gold Medal.
His paperback can be found in the prestigious libraries of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the American Film Institute, the SAG Foundation, and the Writers Guild Foundation. You can also find his work at the Hollywood Heritage Museum and the Niles Essanay Museum in Fremont, CA.
When did you first start writing?
I began writing the Forgotten Hollywood Book Series in 2009. My work shares America's story through the eyes of character actors from Hollywood's Golden Age (the supporting stars who's names appear below the title of the film). Included in my eBook -- Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History -- Walter Brennan, Claude Rains, Lionel Barrymore, and Thelma Ritter. These and other actors will never have books written about them, since most scribes write about A-list stars as John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, and James Stewart.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is the sequel to my first work. As of yet, it is only available as a paperback. Some of the actors I feature include Frank Morgan, Peter Lorre, Cesar Romero, Marjorie Main, and Lon Chaney Jr. I am currently preparing a third book in the series. Actors will include George Sanders, Keye Luke, and Edward Everett Horton.