Columnists: Mac Nelson

Award shows

I can remember when there were only four awards shows for people in the entertainment business — the Oscar’s for…read more


Celebrity encounters

During my years in Hollywood and New York, I had the opportunity to work with several major celebrities, and on…read more


A tale of two picnics

I had lived as a struggling actor in Los Angeles for a year when it dawned on me that there…read more


Reflections on La La Land

I wrote and produced a musical show in New York in 1999 titled “Hot Coffee.” One of the lines from…read more


The Gathering Place

I was in Laurel for Christmas, and on the evening of the 26th, I went to the Gathering Place on…read more


Suppressed desires day

My first full year of teaching was spent at Vigor High School in Prichard, Ala., a suburb of Mobile. I…read more


Hot Coffee to Hollywood

“Slayton Ronald Reagan Megehee” was a character that I conceived, birthed and nourished in an improvisation class during the late…read more


My final Hollywood game show

I auditioned to be a contestant on “Hollywood Squares.” After a rigorous couple of hours in a room with another…read more