St. John's Confidential File

TNT’s “The Last Ship”: Fandom Vs. Ugliness

HELLO AMERICA!—This year, the dialogue on the political stage can turn on a dime and be downright disturbing. An about-face like this, however, is not limited to politics; it includes other orbits of influence as well. Social-media networks being one of them. Yet, among some of the things peddled are things that bind us. Our values, for instance. And...

Pointer Sisters – We’re Still Here!

HELLO AMERICA!—During my last appearance in San Francisco, I received numerous questions about the beloved Pointer Sisters. People wanted to know anything and everything about them and would they be recording any new songs or records. It was good to know there are so many people who are loyal to some of our greatest or very special talents of yesterday....

Diana Ross Lives For Shining Star

HELLO AMERICA!—The idea that Diana Ross is still on the road doing what she loves best is absolutely amazing. This little girl from Detroit who was discovered by Motown’s dream-maker Berry Gordy refuses to hang up her costume or remove the makeup which establishes her as Miss Ross! Diana makes it very clear that any loneliness she might feel vanishes...

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,...

Richard Eick Has Arrived That’s For Sure!

HELLO AMERICA!—So many people come to Hollywood with merely a dream to keep them alive or even believing what the outcome might be. But Richard Eick, a young filmmaker, actor, writer arrived fully prepared to take on any task which might come his way in making it to the top. Our young Mr. Eick began his career at eight years old by...

Billboard Awards 2016 Shakey!

HELLO AMERICA!—For years I've viewed the Billboard Music Awards show and found them usually tolerable, but this current outing was off balance and shaky a bit.  The opening was a typical Las Vegas extravaganza with all the luster, color, attached to star Britney Spears. Who, for the kind of talent she has, did a great job and proved again why...

“Miami Vice’s” Philip Michael Thomas Alive And Searching!

HELLO AMERICA!—Having spent most of life and career in Hollywood, I have been fortunate enough to meet and experience tons of young people who started out with very little and suddenly the golden door of opportunity opens and life changes with a big bang! This is what happened to my dear friend, Philip Michael Thomas. When I first met the actor, he...

James Dean Lives On Forever!

HELLO AMERICA!—It seems I’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to return to radio, having my own show at WLMR RADIO based in Atlanta, GA; it’s an international station advancing all aspects of the arts. I felt extremely lucky to join such a group because during my nearly 25 years working with partner Barry Pope at KDIA in San...

Showdown At Twin Bluffs

HELLO AMERICA!—It makes my day when I receive notice that my old buddy, director, producer Gerald Gordon has come up with yet another Tinseltown winner in making it difficult to leave the theater. His SHASHAM offering, a few years ago, proved that he was not only adebt at keeping us riveted to our seats watching one of his theatre drama...

Woody Allen Threatens To Tell All!

HELLO AMERICA!—For years the world has been fed up with all of the gossip and scandalous rumors concerning Woody Allen. This funny-looking little man who is without a doubt a tremendous talent as a comedian, as well as a screenwriter, has attracted some of the most beautiful and gifted women of our time. No matter what he does, his...
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