St. John's Confidential File

Chad Ratto Has Career Under Control

HELLO AMERICA!—Julliard trained actor Chad Ratto is riding high these days, enjoying every minute of it. He has been tested for several TV pilots and is up for a few motion pictures give up, to keep the faith and good things turn for the better. MSJ:  The last time we talked, you were not as ecstatic about your career as...

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,...

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...

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...

Whoopi Goldberg Considering “View” Exit?

HELLO AMERICA!—It doesn't matter how ABC's "The View" tries to keep up a team-friendly front involving Whoopi Goldberg as the leading host, it is extremely apparent she feels because of her status as the only Oscar winner, that it gives her automatic power as the only panelist who has anything worth listening to, no matter what the subject matter...

Juanita Moore Dead At 99, Memory Celebrated

HELLO AMERICA!—Late New Year’s Day I received a call informing me that actress Juanita Moore had died.  She was 99 years old and preparing for “I Feel Sin Comin’ On,” a play based on my book “Hollywood Through the Back Door.” I was shocked after all; I had spoken with her that morning. We were discussing the character of...

George Clooney Accepts Being Who He Is

HELLO AMERICA!—Ever since the beginning of filmdom, leading men and women dreaded one reality and that was and still is AGE. Hollywood star, George Clooney is no different. Now at the age of 56, he realizes that the characters he is known to bring to life in a very exciting way is a bit behind him. The days of...

“Send Me” Back In Time To Slavery?

HELLO AMERICA—I have heard of many story ideas for film and theatre, but never anything like this! "Send Me" is a web series about Gwen, a black woman and a professor of African American studies who has the power to send black people back in time to slavery as a character building measure. The power to do this has been...

Wanda Ray Willis, Star With Fire!

HELLO AMERICA!—Her beginning effort can easily be seen as a basis for a film story in itself. Wanda from the island of Bermuda, quickly informs one that she was exposed to the arts at a very early age performing in church, concerts, live bands as well as competing in various competitions. “It was quite a learning advantage as well when...

Bobby Wright Has A Passion-Making Films!

HELLO AMERICA!—His name is Bobby Wright. He is not only an actor and writer, he is a guy who has a passion for finding financing of motion pictures. Home for Bobby is watching the results in a theater on the screen. MSJ: Since you are a California native, how did this affect the image you had of the rest of...
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