St. John's Confidential File

Deep Division Ripping U.S. Apart!

HELLO AMERICA!—Following the recent takeover of the United States Supreme Court by the Trump ultra-rightwing only intensified even more the social-political division which was already near the line of no return. The film writing group of Segment Productions released the opinion they are seriously offering a script which will compare the nation’s complacent attitude concerning the attacks on various...

Writer Ross Chappell Joins “Me Too” Rage

HELLO AMERICA!—One of my most talented production writers and musician friends, Ross Chappell, posted that he, too, was a victim of sexual abuse, rape and all the rest of it at an early age. It affected him in every possible way down through the years. He feels extremely grateful that we are at a point in our nation in...

Life Outside Hollywood Carnival Of Dark Faces

HELLO AMERICA!—When arriving at U.S.C. from Earlham College, I had no idea what to expect. It was quite a change from the scent of ‘Hamshire Hogs’ to sweet smelling Palm trees which lined nearly every major area of Los Angeles. Admittedly, the confrontation with the KKK which seemed to be powered in Richmond, Indiana was an experience one would...

Legendary Jazz Musician John Lewis Remembers!

HELLO AMERICA!—When speaking with jazz musician John Lewis who has quite a history in the jazz world of music, it results in personal experience revelations of some of the most prolific talents of the music world. He quickly opens up about his relationship with the likes of Miles Davis and Bill Cosby, who were two of his backers of...

Young Filmmakers Unite Against Trumpism!

HELLO AMERICA!—It seems that Barack Obama's decision to reappear on the political scene in support of his party’s determination to reclaim the House of Representatives is what the Democrats needed. As a result, the support of his party who are determined to take back control of the House of Representatives has suddenly taken on a new shape of life. This...

Black Artists Feeding Into Trumpism

HELLO AMERICA—I had a very emotional, but stimulating exchange with one of my production partners, Bobby Wright. It was my contention that the few Black directors and producers seem to be feeding into the sick historical beliefs that affected the image of persons of color as stupid, graveling, worthless, lawless bunch of jungle garbage waiting for a hand out....

Barbara & Neile Are Alive, Ready For Camera!

HELLO AMERICA!—When I heard that one of my first Hollywood directors. Gerald Gordon, was directing-producing a film “Showdown at Twin Bluffs” allowing the return of two of the most talented women we have ever had in TV and Broadway, Barbara Eden (of “I Dream of Jeannie” fame) and Neile Adams McQueen from Broadway stardom as the elderly Dolly Sisters...

All USA Colors In Same Bucket

HELLO AMERICA!—Hollywood like everywhere else, it seems, is riveted with dealing with those of color: Blacks, Brown, Red, Yellow, you name it, they are all pitted against each other for power as executives, performers, production leaders, you name it when it comes to film or TV development, casting especial when it involves the process of production control. Because there...

Hollywood Preparing For Big White House Film

HELLO AMERICA!—There are so many positive things one can say about the general press, no matter what some of the politicians living on the edge expose in Washington. For example, because I am known to be open and upfront concerning films, people and life in America, a place where I have been taught and nurtured about one’s hopes and...

They Call Him Kamel Oran’s Dream Boy

HELLO AMERICA!—He was basically educated as an electrician, but his dream was always to perform as an actor-musician in front of the camera in America. “When I was very little, I use to watch and listen to old songs from Frank Sinatra, Frankie Avalon, The Beatles and even Ricky Nelson and so many more great singers. I also loved...
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