St. John's Confidential File

Remembering How To Handle Richard Zanuck Jr.

HELLO AMERICA!—I suppose I should be flattered to receive so many letters for advice and help from so many readers out there but I must admit I have learned just as much from them down through the years. After all, let’s face it most of us grew up in small towns and communities scattered throughout the country being challenged...

Star Ethel Waters Yelled, “Go And Raise Hell!”

HELLO AMERICA!—I have been one of those fortunate ones to have spent most of my life in a place, an industry realizing my artistic, creative dreams. I have met and or worked with or around some of the most fascinating artists on many levels who have guided me on a continued path of survival. Stars like Bette Davis, Dan...

Winning In Hollywood Takes More Than Dreaming!

HELLO AMERICA!—I am so grateful for all the mail received from countries such as Australia, India, England, France and Germany all devoted fans of this confidential column. They all seem fascinated hearing about some of the most famous, at times outrageous Hollywood stars responsible for making the entertainment what it is today. When I first arrived in town in...

Not Rome Burning – LA That Made Difference

HELLO AMERICA!—The year of 1965 still burns hot in my memory as a time when Hollywood was laced in social division, stripped with layers of anger and frustration on all sides of Sunset Boulevard. By this time, I had graduated from U.S.C. hungering to reveal my talents as actor, musician, writer and composer. Of course, I was warned by...

From The Projects To Tycoon Terrance Bell Rises

HELLO AMERICA!—Without a doubt it is always a pleasure when one can disclose an accomplishment, something one that someone has worked so hard for, dream of since childhood. In this case, it is Terrance who decided, since his early young days growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, that he would make his personal world special. His mom, a housewife and...

Tony Brenna Former Int’l Editor Speaks

HELLO AMERICA!—It is always a pleasure when my former International Entertainment Editor, Tony Brenna lets loose with his thoughts concerning the entertainment industry or the madness our nation is exercising day by day. His latest film-like scene sermon is powerful, puncturing emotionally, worthy of serious consideration. AMERICA, MY TEACHER AND FRIEND, TONY BRENNA: You have to be either stupid or uninformed...

“Trump” White House A Comedy Or Tragedy!

HELLO AMERICA!—After much thought and viewing daily reports of the ‘Trump White House’ and cast, without a doubt, the process must be listed as a mad-mad comedy of errors focused on a group of unconscionable miscreants who have no determination, except filling their already stuffed pockets of rewards absconded from hard working, naive middle class citizens. Of course, with...

Mexico An Old World Of Dreams

HELLO AMERICA!—Hungering for new sights and rhythms, I decided to explore life in Playas De Mexico, located not too far from the San Diego border of that country. It was necessary for me to get a new perspective, another vision of my journey in life. My only quest was pushing on moving ahead. A friend, Melba Thorne, had a...

Dancing With Legends Of Fire!

HELLO AMERICA!—I must confess that it’s rather gratifying having so many of you so anxious to hear stories of my very insane days surviving in Tinsel-town! Hey! I confess it is also perfect therapy reminiscing about the good, bad and sometimes dangerous excursions into utter madness. While at the famed Ebony Showcase Theatre founded by iconic “Amos ‘n’ Andy”...

Michael St. John’s “Fast Ride On A Golden A**”

HELLO AMERICA—Many of you continue to inquire about my next book, “Fast Ride on a Golden Ass.” I decided to give you a sample and I have no doubts that some of you will feel it is outrageous for sure. However, I pray you enjoy the tease! Before Jonathan knew it, he was spread-eagle on his stomach, as if he...
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