St. John's Confidential File

Louis Gossett, Jr. Speaks About Hollywood

HELLO AMERICA!—Many-times honored for his work in films and television, Louis Gossett, Jr. speaks out about an industry he has loved most of his life and career. The actor made his debut on Broadway in Lorraine Hansberry's play "A Raisin in the Sun" in 1959, since that time, there have been numerous other awards bestowed on Gossett. MSJ: Today, there...

Steven F. Proctor: Air Planes Are His Passion

HELLO AMERICA!—There are so many things one can say about the current generation of creative artists in Hollywood but when an actor’s list of interests include the building of classic airplanes, that is something to explore. MSJ: Steve, you are recognized for your short story writing as well as your work in the theatre and films, what inspired you to...

Scherrie Payne Even More Supreme Fishing

HELLO AMERICA!—Usually when the Payne sisters (Scherrie and Freda) leave Hollywood they are heading for Europe or some other exotic trip to shake hands with their many fans over the years.  This time they landed in Indian Shores, Florida which is off of Tampa. Scherrie who is applauded throughout Europe for her shows which includes music from the past as...

Ray Reynolds: A Man Glowing In Light Of Truth

HELLO AMERICA!—What makes Hollywood or Los Angeles so unique is that It is a meeting place of all types of gifted, creative people who hunger to create magic with either their presence on screen, music, art or creating a new world in script form in hopes the entire globe might applaud their attempt.  Ray Reynolds is one of those...

Sue Ane Langdon: Alone But Hopeful

HELLO AMERICA!—My dear friend Sue Ane Langdon shot to fame in the early 1950s appearing with such stars as Elvis Presley, Henry Fonda and Glenn Ford. She married wonderful, level headed Jack Emrek who helped to keep her existing in the real world.  He died in 2010 and suddenly Sue Ane had to take hold of her life alone,...

Nichelle Nichols Speaks Out About “Star Trek”

HELLO AMERICA!—The first time I met Nichelle Nichols was on the campus of The University of Southern California (USC) We were both playing tennis, she was quite good, I was not at my best, but she laughed at all of my attempts to return the ball over the net consistently. Even though Nichelle was rather special, she could have...

Nicki Minaj Rebel With A Cause

HELLO AMERICA!—Nicki Minaj doesn’t waste time letting you know that she thinks highly of herself. Her position as judge on a panel of obvious rivals for the spotlight makes her appears as if she is constantly at war. It’s no secret that Mariah Carey can barely stand to be on the same panel with Nicki who has made it...

New Play With Music “I Feel Sin Comin’ On”

HELLO AMERICA!—It is always one of the most exciting moments in the theater when there is an announcement of a new musical or play is bantered about. And there is just as much energy and expectation involving the production of the play with music “I Feel Sin Comin’ On” that is forcing actors, singers and dancers to practically sleep...

Miss Melba Moore, The Star!

HELLO AMERICA!—I’ve known Melba Moore since the early 1970s when she made her first trip to Hollywood as a Tony award winner in the acclaimed musical “Purlie.” She was one of the nicest, most clearheaded young artists I had ever met. And it is so gratifying to discover that this beautiful, gifted artist hasn’t changed one bit. MSJ: Melba, since...

Michael Plaster: Producer Passion For Story

HELLOAMERICA!—We all know that thousands of actors and musicians come in toHollywoodby plane, bus or train everyday. However, very few people come wearing the banner of producer, and this makes Michael Plaster different and special.  MSJ: You're fromTexas, and there seems to be tons of young creative people across the board that are making their way toHollywood, and they seem...
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