Downtown Julie Brown

The on-air persona and veejay Julie Brown who hosted the weekly dance show CLUB MTV/MTV/1987-92 broadcast from the Palladium in New York City.

The primary function of this hot and sassy, black female with a British accent was to provided friendly, zany chit-chat in-between MTV music videos. She often wore funky see-through clothing (pants with no butts) and was famous for her trademark purple bra.

After five years, Julie Brown left MTV saying in an interview segment of THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW “my boobs couldn’t take it anymore jigglin’ up and down.” In 1992, she was featured on the call in radio show AMERICAN DANCE TRAXX.

Downtown got her nickname from her sports broadcasting days when she reported from “Downtown” while interviewing the Pistons and other sports figures. She was also a former World Disco Dancing Champion.

Note: Don’t confuse the black Downtown Julie Brown with the white Julie Brown who starred on the MTV Network program JUST SAY JULIE. Her credits included “Medusa: Dare To Be Truthful? (a scathing parody of Madonna’s “Truth Or Dare” documentary) originally broadcast on the SHOWTIME cable network; the sketch comedy series THE EDGE/FOX/1992-93; and the musical comedy gems “The Homecoming Queen’s Got A Gun” and “I Like ‘Em Big and Stupid.”


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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