St. John's Confidential File

“Ida Lewis,” Encore First Black News Publication

HELLO AMERICA!—There always comes a time when you feel that someone in your life deserves to be thanked in a big way for all of the support given to you through good, challenging as well as bad times. This is meant to do just that -- my thanks and deep respect is going to my sister, IDA LEWIS, writer,...

Current White House Hot For Film Treatment

HELLO AMERICA!—There are several film writers concentrating on every movement being made concerning WHITE HOUSE activity and everybody associated with it. The recent news reports show ex presidential appointments who have been spending time behind prison bars being marched off to other correctional locations. Then, of course, it seems that we get another female exposing the president’s sexual move...

Hollywood Street Collapse Brought Applause For Columnist

HELLO AMERICA!—Of course, you must realize by now how much I enjoy revealing the happenings of my, sometimes, insane entertainment of Hollywood each day. So, sit back and try to visualize my most current Tinseltown experience. Two days ago, I woke up feeling a bit dazed. My bedroom looked strangely fuzzy as if I were in a different place....

Survival Master Classes With The Best

HELLO AMERICA!—I must confess that I am rather flattered when approached by so many young people hungering for my ideas and suggestions as to how to survive and stay alive in the entertainment business, especially in Hollywood. Many of us who made our way to Tinsel town during the early 1950s were so programmed and affected by a world...

Fast Ride On A Golden A**

HELLO AMERICA—A taste of my NEW book! “FAST RIDE ON A GOLDEN ASS! Before Jonathan knew it, he was spread-eagle on his stomach, as if he was following a police command. He was feeling a part of himself being ripped open. His anger suddenly turned into disgust and hate. It was amazing how these two emotions gave him the...

And The Beat Goes On Darkly

HELLO AMERICA!—The horrible killings which took place at Virginia Beach only enhanced a level of urgency which is clearly adding to the human challenge of being able to survive today. Most films and TV dramas are filled with images of people and situations which spotlight the loss of hope and faith and wondering if life can be better. Because...

New Film Writer Mike Richmond Ready…

HELLO AMERICA!—Because when beginning my career I was fortunate to have some rather well respected members of the entertainment industry open doors for me as writer, actor, composer, director and the list goes on and on. It was quite an advantage for people such as Hedda Hopper, Bette Davis and even John Housman introduced me to some extremely powerful...

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...
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