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05/28/2020

Michael St. John's Entertainment World - Show 01 - Pilot

Katerina - Russian actress - Comments after reading Michael St. John's script "I Feel Sin Comin' On""It has to be a TV s...
05/24/2020

Katerina - Russian actress - Comments after reading Michael St. John's script "I Feel Sin Comin' On"
"It has to be a TV series!
So powerful
It is a perfect time to bring to the world!"

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Wild, Wild World Of Entertainment - Canyon News
05/07/2020
Wild, Wild World Of Entertainment - Canyon News

Wild, Wild World Of Entertainment - Canyon News

HELLO AMERICA!—Because of my weekly entertainment column in the Canyon News in Beverly Hills, I receive letters from people, young and old concerning so many issues. However, stories and items about their favorite actors, musicians, and even certain outrageous politicians really do spark a lot of ...

Skipper Dawes: My first major TV Music Dir. on the PAUL WHITEMAN SHOW in PHILADELPHIA/MICHAEL ST. JOHN/EDDIE FISHER
04/30/2020

Skipper Dawes: My first major TV Music Dir. on the PAUL WHITEMAN SHOW in PHILADELPHIA/MICHAEL ST. JOHN/EDDIE FISHER

04/12/2020
Michael St. John’s Next Novel “Fast Ride On A Golden A**” - Canyon News
04/01/2020
Michael St. John’s Next Novel “Fast Ride On A Golden A**” - Canyon News

Michael St. John’s Next Novel “Fast Ride On A Golden A**” - Canyon News

HELLO AMERICA!─The humming light from the bowed streetlamp cut the night like a dull blade and covered the lonely parking lot with long, lingering, brown shadows. It was underneath his auburn haze of Hollywood that Jonathan Harris followed his fate. The man in front of him, in a dyed blue suit, wo...

More people want to know about Michael St. JohnMICHAEL ST. JOHN At the age of 12, Michael St. John, singer, was signed b...
03/16/2020

More people want to know about Michael St. John
MICHAEL ST. JOHN
At the age of 12, Michael St. John, singer, was signed by the iconic musician PAUL WHITEMAN to appear weekly on his TV show (WFIL-NBC) in Philadelphia. During the same period, radio host, STAN LEE BROZA, signed St. John to perform on his weekly radio show (WCAU-CBS) resulting in his appearing on TV on Saturday and RADIO, Sunday.
During the close of the Second World War, St. John appeared with USO shows entertaining at camps and veteran hospitals.
During his last year attending Swarthmore High, he was one of three winners to appear at the Philadelphia Bulletin newspaper Music Festival to take place at the city's Municipal Stadium. Guests stars also scheduled for that appearance included: DINAH SHORE, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, DUKE ELLINGTON, JOHNNY RAY, ALEC TEMPLETON, FRANCIS FARMER, ED SULLIVAN as HOST and the famed PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA accompanied all guest performers.
WHEN attending THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, he was quickly admitted in the TROJAN MARCHING BAND, selected, along with the future METROPOLITAN star MARILYN HORN to perform for PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER at the HOLLYWOOD BOWL. Soon after, the duo was asked to perform for the noted Russian composer DEMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH who was visiting America, especially, Los Angeles for the first time.
Soon after this, St. John signed to appear in MUSICAL “CARMEN JONES”, the first major musical of its kind with an all Afro-American cast (1953). The film stared HARRY BELLEFONTE, PEARL BAILEY, DIAHANN CAROLL and DOROTHY DANDRIDGE who was nominated for an OSCAR in the Best Actress category. The film was nominated in the Best film Musical category, the first in film history.
FOLLOWING THIS, St. John signed to do the following: CARNAVAL ISLAND (EBONY THEATRE), THE DESK SET (Broadway comedy starring SHIRLEY “Hazel” BOOTH, THE MACADO (musical), FINIAN’S RAINBOW starring DAVID WAYNE, MEMBER OF THE WEDDING starring ETHEL WATERS.
KNX radio: Appeared on half-hour musical show as the main singer, with GERALD GORDON (Las Vegas) as director.
ST. JOHN was signed as DIRECTOR at NBC the first Afro American recognized in that category. He was also signed at 20th Century Fox in the studio’s Publicity Department to promote such films as VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, THE BIBLE and SAND PEBBLES with STEVE McQUEEN. For that assignment, he had to travel to Taiwan to cover some of the shooting as well as promote the major stars of the film.
DURING THE 1970s, St. John was signed by PLAYERS INT’L as Editor in Chief for 3 major entertainment publications: PLAYERS, NOW and MICHAEL ST. JOHN’S NIGHT BEAT (to rival that of RONA Barretts), AGAIN, the FIRST AFRO-AMERICAN to have his name as part of the publication’s logo. This opened doors for numerous national TV and radio tours appearances I.e., co-hosting for a week on the JOE FRANKLIN SHOW in New York City, OPRAH WINFREY SHOW when she was hosting in Baltimore, Maryland as well as TED TURNER at his home-based station in ATLANTA, GA. and several radio and TV stations in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and Boston, Mass.
DURING the 1950s, KDIA radio located in the San Francisco-Oakland area signed St. John as its daily entertainment reporter and interviewer. Later, he also signed to host his own TV show for channel 48 in Los Gatos, CA.
During St. John’s years in the San Francisco area, he managed to attend DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY, resulting in his receiving a Ph.D. in music composition. He composed symphonic work supported by many musicians from the famed SAN FRANCISCO ORCHESTRA, which he received a GRAMMY, FLIGHT OF COLUMBIA 7 and DANCES OF REMEMBRANCE commemorating all of those killed in the fated a shuttle. While in San Francisco, the musical CHASING THE BLUES was written for ST. JOHN (the book was written by writer JEFF NISHIMURA) but the music was written by ST. JOHN. It received rave revues.
WHEN RETURNING TO HOLLYWOOD, St. John created sitcom STUDIO HOUSE, starring RUTA LEE, DEBRA WILSON; Pre-Broadway play with music I FEEL SIN COMIN’ ON with LEON ISAAC KENNEDY, (possibly TREVOR NOAH from DAILEY SHOW), MARLA “THE JEFFERSONS” GIBBS and RUTA LEE; currently working on miniseries treatment based on his book HOLLYWOOD THROUGH THE BACK DOOR.

03/09/2020
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03/06/2020

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Michael St. John on the TV show "Mr. Novak" which ran from 1963 to 1965

Actors Clamoring To Recreate James Dean In Film - Canyon News
03/03/2020
Actors Clamoring To Recreate James Dean In Film - Canyon News

Actors Clamoring To Recreate James Dean In Film - Canyon News

HELLO AMERICA!─If my late friend, James Dean, was aware of how many actors are clamoring to portray him in a possible film, based on the book “Hollywood Through the Back Door,” he would be amused, to be sure. He would first smile, turn his head in a very awkward twist and then whisper, “Why?...

KATERINA, RUSSIAN ACTRESS PROMOTES "MIKE ST. JOHN'S" COVER "OASIS" magazine
03/01/2020

KATERINA, RUSSIAN ACTRESS PROMOTES "MIKE ST. JOHN'S" COVER "OASIS" magazine

KATARINA. Russian actress is a big fan of MIKE ST. JOHN rec'd GRAMMY for symphony FLIGHT OF COLUMBIA 7
02/28/2020

KATARINA. Russian actress is a big fan of MIKE ST. JOHN rec'd GRAMMY for symphony FLIGHT OF COLUMBIA 7

Kenny Buguen Mr. Extraordinary - Canyon News
02/26/2020
Kenny Buguen Mr. Extraordinary - Canyon News

Kenny Buguen Mr. Extraordinary - Canyon News

HELLO AMERICA!─I have always been impressed with those with certain individual talents which are obviously superior to those around him or her. Usually, one can spot them by the way they enter a room, listen to a speech or lecture or when observing the talent of others. For example, when meeting B...

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Everyone's reading it
02/21/2020

Everyone's reading it

02/12/2020
hollywoodthroughthebackdoor.com
02/12/2020
hollywoodthroughthebackdoor.com

hollywoodthroughthebackdoor.com

HELLO AMERICAOSCARSCARMEN JONESBEST MUSICALJANELLE MONAEhe biggest surprise of the evening when South Korean director-writer, BONG JOON HO who accepted four OSCARS during the evening for his film PARASITE. He charmed the Hollywood group when he nearly danced up to the stage to accept the honore...

02/12/2020
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chael St. John August 19, 2016 · Jill Car mentioned you in a comment. Jill Car August 19 at 1:10am It"s not George, Sheila, it is Michael, who grew up and worked in Hollywood, with such luminaries, as, James Dean, Bette Davies, Rock Hudson and he was friends with all these artists. He has a book out called, Hollywood through the back door which looks like it is going to be made into a film. Not sure now how we connected, but we have been pals on here for sometime and he is lovely. It may have been my love for Rowan and Martins Laugh In (it was a highlight of my teen years watching that in suburban Aussie airforce town) Michael St. John was also a producer on Laugh In.
Ken C Like Comment Share 14 You, Susan Bensch, Anna Chef Anina Radoyce and 11 others 1 share Comments Wanda Ray Willis-Raynor Wanda Ray Willis-Raynor Yipeee! Like · Reply · 4 hours ago Manage Anna Chef Anina Radoyce Anna Chef Anina Radoyce Michael St. John is the real deal, such an extraordinary man of culture and big heart, I was and am so honored to know him personally. God bless him and you all. Like · Reply · about a minute ago Manage Michael St. John Write a reply... Choose File Michael St. John Write a comment... Choose File