“Forgotten Hollywood”- Springtime in New York… REVISED!

Posted on February 5, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   This is exciting news! I have been invited to represent the Forgotten Hollywood franchise at the 2016 ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. The week-long event takes place March 10th-16th in the heart of the Big Apple.


    Part of the week-long festivities include a Speaker Series taking place at various branches of the New York Public Library system. I’ve been invited to speak at:

Baychester / Bronx – Monday 03/14 @ 10:30a

 Jerome Park / Bronx – Tuesday 03/15 @ 11a

Midtown / Manhattan – Wednesday 03/16 @ 6:30p 

   For ticket information (each event is free):


   These are the branches of the literary repository that is a personal favorite of historian David McCullough. My program will include an in-person presentation of Hollywood cinematic stories that appear in my book series; a 4-minute trailer for our documentary currently in production, Triumph Over Disability: Lionel Barrymore’s Pioneering Story; and a book-signing opportunity for interested readers of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History and Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History. In fact, my latter paperback is already a reference copy at the NYPL.

Forgotten Hollywood cover   Forgotten Hollywood on Therapy Cable logo   FINALfrontcover-sonofforgottenhol

   Also in the works is my possible participation in a ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival planned industry event hosted by SAG-AFTRA, the combined unions that I have belonged to since 1982. I will have all the details regarding this gala in a later blog.

Intrepid   nypl_logo

   ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival was initiated at JCC Manhattan in 2007. The festival was the first of its kind to present award-winning films by and about people with disabilities. Screenings take place at multiple venues throughout the New York metro area, and are followed by discussions that bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. Here is a link to their website: 

www.ReelAbilities.org     http://newyork.reelabilities.org/

   My sister Virginia Vandewouwer plans on joining me at these events, which is indeed a real blessing. And, Rich Hogan Photography, based out of New York, will visually document our planned appearances.


   Plus, since I constantly search for opportunities to document all things-Forgotten Hollywood, we are planning a visit to Broadway to enjoy a couple of shows (An American in Paris, The Fantasticks). We also plan on taking a somber afternoon visit to the 9-11 Memorial.

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   Bulletins as they break.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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