St. John's Confidential File

Bobby Wright Has A Passion-Making Films!

HELLO AMERICA!—His name is Bobby Wright. He is not only an actor and writer, he is a guy who has a passion for finding financing of motion pictures. Home for Bobby is watching the results in a theater on the screen. MSJ: Since you are a California native, how did this affect the image you had of the rest of...

Eddie Murphy Is Not Just A Funny Man!

HELLO AMERICA!—When I first met Eddie Murphy years ago at Paramount Studio in Hollywood, I knew instantly that he  would be a major surprise in the film industry. Everything about him was perfect for the camera, the way he looks, facial expressions and even that insane, animal-like laugh he has would work for film characters.  It was good to...

Patti LuPone, A Gypsy At Heart!

HELLO AMERICA!—She’s a woman who will easily get in your face and tell you what’s on her mind, after all she is Patti LuPone! Even after befriending stars like Bette Davis and Agnes Moorehead who were known to be two of the toughest gals in the business, I still was slightly intimidated by LuPone who is definitely a star! MSJ:...

Little Richard: Raw And Unbending

HELLO AMERICA!—There’s no one like Little Richard and frankly we don’t need a copy because one is enough! Enough said! MSJ: Were you always considered outrageous as a kid? LR: Well, I was different that’s for sure. I would say exactly what was on my mind. And most of the time the elders didn’t like or appreciate it. But I didn’t...

Ryan Lewis McKeon Has Hollywood Magic!

HELLO AMERICA!—His name is Ryan Lewis McKeon he is a filmmaker who knows what he likes and wants.  He is very upfront about the type of films he wants to make.  Spielberg would be lucky to have him aboard because he is fresh and extremely wise for his age.  All one has to do is engage him in a conversation...

Old Hollywood Is Dead

HELLO AMERICA!—The Hollywood that many of us knew and was a part of is absolutely dead! There was a time when if one really needed to meet or connect with a director or producer, all one had to do is make a request and a time was set up. Now the only person connectable is an assistant to an...

Anthony Liuzzi A Filmmaker With A Vision

  HELLO AMERICA!—It is always exciting when you can introduce a young talent that already has that special scent of creative magic when it comes to the art of film making. Anthony Liuzzi is an amazing artist who no doubt will leave his mark on the film and television industry. Having seen some of his film shorts, it leaves no...

Emmy Show The Same Ol’ Thing

HELLO AMERICA!—I was hoping that this year’s 65th Annual Emmy Awards show might be more fun or interesting.  It wasn’t. Some of the presenters were given boring one-liners and boring presenting situations that didn’t work, mainly because many of these new people are definitely not interesting on or off camera. The highlight of the evening was, of course, Neil...

Marty Kove Lives To Be On Camera

HELLO AMERICA!—If “survival of the fittest” means anything at all it definitely represents the life and times of actor, writer, stuntman Marty Kove. Having met him during the early 1970s, I quickly learned what a determined man he was to sustain himself in this business of films, television and entertainment in general.  Caching up with Marty is always interesting,...

Stephanie Powers Admits She Was Very Lucky

HELLO AMERICA!—It was in the early 1970s when I first met Stephanie Powers. It was one of those small Tinseltown gatherings of working actors and other performer-types. In other words, it wasn’t one of those affairs that made you feel out of place, the idea that you were one of the guests spoke for itself.  Reminding Stephanie of that...
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