St. John's Confidential File

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...

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...

Roaming In New York At 13 Years Old

HELLO AMERICA!—I am always surprised when many people explode with horror when hearing about some kid who is not even in his or her teens goes off to explore New York. Frankly, it’s relative to who the kid is and how he or she sees the world. For example, one of my mom’s friends, Louise Smith, had been a...

Young People With Curious Minds!

HELLO AMERICA!—I am rather overwhelmed by the response I have been receiving from so many young people, especially high school students interested in our history, especially the second World War period. Since there have been so many references to the Holocaust, Nazis, Hitler effecting towns and cities of our nation, many students are anxious to hear from someone who...

Dytanian Stringfellow Serves The Rich And Famous

HELLO AMERICA!—Since we are in the center of the awards season, I am very grateful to one of my industry friends, Terrance Bell for bringing to my attention Dytanian Stringfellow, Lux Pro LLC Director of Executive Services. Let’s face it, those of us connected with entertainment in every possible way, are forced to consider attending attire, transportation and all...

Pretending Being Lena Horne’s Son Got Me A Job!

HELLO AMERICA!—During the early days, roughing it in Hollywood, I, like many actors, rushed early to purchase the trades. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety  were industry publications, ones which actors referred to when searching information about new films, auditions or anything concerning the entertainment industry itself. In other words, these were the bible for millions of dreamers hoping to survive...

Paul Mooney Saved Me From Cocaine End

HELLO AMERICA!—For so many years going to school and universities, hungering to understand life and my place in it, most of my teachers and professors had no genuine experience in survival themselves. Everything referenced was based on books or classes they had read or discussed during their respective journey, attempting to find a place in the sun. Somehow, this...
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