St. John's Confidential File

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...

Russell Robertson Gentle, But Tough

HELLO AMERICA!—Actor Russell Robertson affectionately referred to as Russ Rob by his friends is an extraordinary young actor who walks gently, but powerfully when it comes to making his dreams come true. MSJ: What did you expectHollywoodto be like when you first arrived in town? RR: I guess as I look back I expected to find more of a career “road...

Jennifer Goebel: Believing Is Power!

HELLO AMERICA!—Through the years I’ve interviewed dozens of young actors. Most were living in fantasyland somewhere, believing all they needed was just one film or show and they would be on their way to “stardom.” Jennifer Goebel is definitely not one of these dreamers. She is simply an actress, but a realist! MSJ: What drives you most in being an...

“The Escape Artist Children” Punctures The Soul

HELLO AMERICA!—After viewing so many really bad plays from several young playwrites, it took a lot of persuasion to agree to view the latest theatre offering "The Escape Artist's Children" written by one of the most creative, fascinating writers I’ve been privileged to meet in quite a long time. His play within moments after the curtain went up captured my...
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