Filmmaker and writer Guy Magar has more than 100 film credits including episodes of series La Femme Nikita, Sliders, The A-Team, Blue Thunder, and Dark Avenger. In 1995 he was nominated for a Golden Reel Award for his television work on the series Nowhere Man.
Here Magar does a guerrilla reading from his Hollywood-behind-the-scenes book, Kiss Me Quick Before I Shoot. In the book, he tells stories from learning that his first producer turned out to be a Mafia assassin, to the time he almost accidentally decapitated a young Drew Barrymore.
Manny Pacheco wants to make sure you remember. Here he is reading from his book, Forgotten Hollywood, Forgotten History. It’s a book about the people from the Golden Age of Hollywood that sometimes are forgotten – the supporting actors who helped make the leads look so good. Pacheco is a radio and TV personality from the OC whose voice you might recognize from all sorts of ads. Forgotten Hollywood is his first book.
Recorded at the Latino Book and Family Festival in October 2010.
I’ve always been fascinated by stories about young people who form unlikely bonds with their elders…. I love the idea that two people can come from such dramatically different backgrounds and forge such a strong bond. People connect in their hearts. Sometimes age is just irrelevant.
This book was originally published in Australia under a different title, but it’s made its way across the equator and halfway around the globe, where it’s now available from MTV Books.
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In her article at The Atlantic, Taking Literature to the Streets, Katharine Schwab profiles a number of terrific ventures around the world that take literature out of bookstores and libraries and, well, into the streets. GuerrillaReads was included