St. John's Confidential File

“Kamel” Heads For Hollywood And Freedom

HELLO AMERICA!—In Oran, Algeria, he is known as Kamel, actor, musician that young people are going nuts over. His dream is to come to America where he can meet his relatives and artists he has grown up idolizing.  Since Kamel is planning to move to America next year, he doesn’t hesitate to express his ideas and feelings about his...

Charisse Mannolini Says “You’re Gonna’ Love Me!

HELLO AMERICA!—Those of us who take the arts quite seriously, especially motion pictures are recognized critics of any new face or personality projected from the silver screen. Greta Garbo, Mae West, Kate Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Lauren Bacall, Judy Garland, the iconic list goes on; all of those marvelous, extremely talented actors were different in beauty, voice, attitude and character...

Daryl Perle Heads “Hillside Manor” Writing Team

HELLO AMERICA!—It is always exciting when one has an opportunity work with an extraordinary, imaginative writer and film editor in the entertainment industry. Without a doubt, Daryl Perle definitely is one of those who have that certain kind of magic that Hollywood has always needed and dreamed about since the early days of silent films. I remember as a youngster...

George Livingston, A Man The Stars Respect!

HELLO AMERICA!—There are some people who cover nearly every facet of work in Hollywood who are loved and respected down through the years, no matter how many changes come about.  One of these very special people is George Livingston. He was recently inducted into the Bay Area R&B Hall of Fame. His ability to perform magic with his camera...

In Bed With Legendary Star Ethel Waters

HELLO AMERICA!—A few days ago, I received a message on Facebook from a young actor who resides in Algeria. It turned out that this young 25-year-old knew much about American TV, film history as well as tons of iconic, respected actors of the theatre and film industry. Admittedly, I was shocked and pleasurably surprised, especially when he informed me that...

Rachel Maddow One Of MSNBC’s Best Shows

HELLO AMERICA—Every accredited journalist and or entertainment writer in the nation has been a mark for the present man who resides in the White House at this time. He has attempted to discredit every one of color, especially women who dare to pose questions when dealing with the administration. Instead, one is forced to witness simply a sick, dark...

Hollywood Was There!

HELLO AMERICA!—By the year 1968, America had lost some of the most freedom loving men of the nation. First, it was Jack Kennedy, then Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy’s murder at the Ambassador Hotel where I was during his presidential campaign was taking place shocked the world. The film industry reached out to maintain the belief and hope...

Television Reveals Tons Of Truths!

HELLO AMERICA!—Watching and listening to President Trump’s lame dissertation, concerning the shooting at the Jewish Synagogue on television, it made me more acutely aware that he is basically responsible for the horror our nation is experiencing concerning racial and religious discontent and his determination to exclude all those who don’t look like himself will not qualify for any consideration...

Phillip Michael Thomas, Mysterious But Extraordinary!

HELLO AMERICA!—Many of my readers who know that actor Phillip Michael Thomas and I were extremely close during the early years of his career, may wonder why I haven’t written about him very much. The answer is simply that when he became so successful in his TV series “Miami Vice,” he changed so much I hardly recognized the guy...

The House On Laurel Canyon

HELLO AMERICA!—Again, I am reminded that having faith and believing what you are doing will contribute to the good of everyone who might need an extra push forward is a powerful force. The signing of legendary star Ruta Lee, as the grand dame of “Studio House on Laurel Canyon” sitcom is a powerful symbol of what can happen when...
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