The “Forgotten Hollywood” Book Giveaway (July Twitter Contest)

The “Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History” and “Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History”Book Giveaway
Qualifying Entry Task for Twitter Contest

Okay, it’s time for our next Twitter contest! This time we’ll be giving away TWO COPIES EACH of Manny Pacheco’s  “Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History” and “Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History”  — courtesy of the author!

In order to qualify for to win one of these books via this Twitter contest giveaway, you must complete the following task by Saturday, August 1 at 8PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick a winner on four different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.

  • Saturday, July 11: “Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History” One Winner
  • Saturday, July 18: “Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History” One Winner
  • Saturday, July 25: “Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History” One Winner
  • Saturday, August 1: “Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History” One Winner

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub, the day after each winner is picked at 8PM EST (for example, we will announce the first winner on Sunday July 12 at 8PM EST on Twitter). If you’re also on Facebook and want more chances to win, visit us at Classic Movie Hub on Facebook for additional giveaways — because we’ll be giving away TWO more books there as well!



ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, August 1 at 8PM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message:
Just entered to win the “Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub and @raideoman1

Who is one of your favorite Character Actors and why? 


Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) and Canada residents are eligible to enter this giveaway contest. (see contest rules for further information)

BlogHub members ARE also eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

You can follow Manny Pacheco at @raideoman1

About the books:

“Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History”Nothing grabs the mind like a finely crafted film. Memorable lines strike an instant impression, and imagery provides celluloid art to enjoy time and again. Bypassing the legendary stars from the Studio Era’s Golden Age, Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History focuses on the character actors such as Lionel Barrymore, Claude Rains, Walter Brennan, Thelma Ritter, Thomas Mitchell, and Basil Rathbone.

“Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History”: The long anticipated sequel to the award-winning Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History shares American stories through the eyes of character actors of Hollywood s Golden Age, such as Frank Morgan, Cesar Romero, Andy Devine, Peter Lorre, Majorie Main, Leo Gorcey, Jack Carson, Alan Hale Sr., Sydney Greenstreet, and Lon Chaney Jr. 

If you can’t wait to win the books, you can purchase them on amazon via the below link (click on images):



–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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23 Responses to The “Forgotten Hollywood” Book Giveaway (July Twitter Contest)

  1. Carl says:

    I’ve always enjoyed watching Gary Oldman in the many films he’s been in. He always plays such diverse characters and for a long time I had a hard time figuring out what he really looks like. That’s the essence of good acting fr me.

  2. Kevin Garnier says:

    One of my favorite character actors is Hans Conried for his work on My Friend Irma, Captain Hook, Fractured Flickers and the many many appearances as a great voice actor.

  3. Vickie says:

    My favorite character actor/actress is a tie between Thelma Ritter and Marjorie Main.
    They both bring a smile to your face in any role they play with their charm and humor. and they make their characters so identifiable with every day people in our daily lives.

  4. bill norris says:

    John Cusack, i dig the way he dives into his roles and I’ve been watching him in movies since the 1980’s.

  5. Christina sharpe says:

    There are some many great character actors. One of my favorites would have to be Jason Robards. He’s such an intense actor and he puts so much into his roles. I especially love him in All The President’s men. He’s got such a great speaking voice.

  6. Sara Stewart says:

    I have difficulty picking between Majorie Main or Lon Chaney Jr. One makes me laugh so hard and the other use to scare me (which I love). They are BOTH iconic performers who were underrated.

  7. Joan O'Malley says:

    I love Eve Arden in any movie. She has that sassy, don’t mess with me attitude that lets her steal every scene she’s in.

  8. jett says:

    Chaplin. The most talented, creative guy ever in the biz.

  9. Linda says:

    I like Dan Duryea. I saw him first in “Ball of Fire” and have seen in in other small parts in other movies. I like how he plays the not-to-bright heavies in films.

  10. Chris Teel says:

    Peter Lorre. He was fantastic in The Maltese Falcon, among other Bogart films. So fantastic, in fact, that I’ll even set through a late-nite showing of a Mr. Moto movie, no matter how cheesy.

  11. Brian Faucette says:

    My favorite character actor of the classic Hollywood era is Sidney Greenstreet who made wonderful films at Warner Bros. for me it is Greenstreet’s urbane witticisms and coy cynicism that he brings to many of his roles that makes him so fascinating to watch especially in The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca and Three Strangers.

  12. Lisa Colangelo says:

    Even as a child I recall my dad saying that Walter Brennan was the world’s best character actor. Now that I am old enough to make my own decision, I would have to agree. Modern day character actor shout out goes to J.K. Simmons.

  13. John Saxon is one of my all-time favorite character actors. He’s been in so many of my favorite films that I don’t even know which one is my favorite. He’s definitely best in the many horror films he’s been in from “Nightmare on Elm Street” to “Black Christmas”, “The Bees” to Dario Argento’s “Tenebrae.” He definitely is great to watch in anything.

  14. Richard P. Fohrenbach says:

    Dick Powell, not only for the way he changed from a song and dance man to a serious noir actor, but also because I am named after him.

  15. Tam May says:

    My favorite character actor/actress is Thelma Ritter because she had perfect comic timing and was one of the few actors that could pull of sarcastic humor that was laugh-out-loud funny. She also had a great rapport with some actors, such as Bette Davis in “All About Eve”. But she could also play roles that were very touching, such as in “The Mating Game” and “The Misfits”.


  16. Elaine Denton says:

    This was really difficult to narrow down. I chose two from the 1930’s because movies from that era are my happy place. Spring Byington and Edward Arnold.

  17. Gail says:

    This is hard. One favorite is William Demarest who was a familiar face in all of Preston Sturges’ films and was also Uncle Charlie in TV’s “My Three Sons”. Another is Edie McClurg. She ends up in my favorite movies and TV shows. So many great character actors to choose from. Too little time to enjoy them all.

  18. Judy says:

    I would have to say my favorite character actor from Hollywood’s Golden Age is Shirley Temple. Her films are timeless and appeal to people of all ages. Shirley had tremendous talent at a young age, and I especially enjoyed her dancing with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. I was saddened at her passing a year and a half ago, but her work in the film industry will always be remembered and appreciated.

  19. Adriana says:

    I’d have to say Peter Lorre. So distinct yet brought a different level to every character. Plus seeing all of the caricatures and references of him in Looney Tunes and onward had me knowing who and what a delight he was at an early age. I’d also add Vincent Price, with his voice and demeanor. Their films together were a treat.

  20. Lisa says:

    I have 2 favorites, Thelma Ritter and James Gleason. I’m always delighted when they appear in a film. They both are very natural with their line delivery and the humor is top notch.

  21. Porter Hall Seems like a perfect answer for me. In the classic era, there were numerous actors like him. Limited range, always played variations on the same role, and always money in the bank wonderful. Two of my favorites of his would be Double Indemnity & Miracle on 34th St.

  22. Chandra Chakravarthi says:

    It’s so difficult to choose, but I would say Lionel Barrymore. He started in silent films and successfully made the transition into “talking” films. He was such a versatile actor and had a distinct speaking voice that was hard to forget. I also think it’s interesting that not only was he an actor, but also a composer and graphic designer.

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