Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History
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Nothing grabs the mind like a finely crafted film. Memorable liners strike an instant impression, and classic imagery provides celluloid art for us to enjoy time and again. Manny Pacheco has studied motion pictures for the stars of yesteryear, he presents a review of timeless films, which also uniquely capture seldom told accounts of America's story. Bypassing the legendar...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Book Publishers Network
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Nick
This book was good, but quite frustrating. Some of the chapters gave valuable insights into the lives and situations of the character actors who made the motion picture and television industries what they are today. Other chapters were annoyingly superficial.
For example, the chapter on Lionel Barrymore discussed his growing disability and put it in the context of the similar problems of Franklin D. Roosevelt. At the other end of the spectrum, the chapter on Eddie "Rochester" Anderson was almost...more
Elizabeth Periale
The one chapter that worked for me in Forgotten Hollywood, Forgotten History centered on Lionel Barrymore. Here Pacheco actually included more in-depth biographical information about his subject rather than just a laundry list of movies he made with historical themes. A broken hip and severe arthritis eventually confined Barrymore to a wheelchair, but his gradually growing disability didn't hinder his acting career, but rather was successfully incorporated into his many film roles (It's a Wonder...more
Nancy
This account of some of the understated icons of film was interesting, but not earth-shattering.
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A 34-year member of The Screen Actors Guild, and a Southern California television and radio personality; the youngest member of Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters

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The book is part of a series that shares American stories about actors from Hollywood's Golden Age including Claude Rains, Cesar Romero, Frank Morgan, and Walter Brennan.

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