Forgotten Hollywood, Forgotten History is clearly a labor of love for author Manny Pacheco. He has pulled together historical anecdotes, primarily from American history, with highlights from the careers of his favorite Hollywood character actors. Many of the essays give the reader a feeling similar to sitting around with a group of friends in front of an old black and white movie on television, trading trivia, and comparing little-known actors’ roles in favorite films. Such a pastime may display a love of all things Hollywood and make for an enjoyable evening, but it doesn’t really add up to a book.
- Book Review: Forgotten Hollywood, Forgotten History by Manny Pacheco (blogcritics.org)