St. John's Confidential File

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...

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...
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