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Hail, Caesar: Revisionist Eddie Mannix Had Ties

by Sandra Olmsted

The Eddie Mannix portrayed by Josh Brolin in the Coen Brothers latest film, Hail, Caesar, bears little resemblance to any account of the real man I have encountered in my considerable research on Hollywood. The real Edie Mannix had some connection with the mob before moving into working for MGM as the studio’s “Fixer,” comptroller, and general manager.

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The Lady with All the Answers At Florissant Civic Center Feb. 28

“Dear Ann Landers”…. For decades, renowned advice columnist Ann Landers answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples and others in need of advice. No topic was off-limits. Readers grew to love her direct, insightful and often humorously honest responses. Over a long night in 1975 Chicago, “the lady with all the answers” for others grapples with a dilemma of her own. While revisiting favorite columns on everything from nude housekeeping to the correct way to hang toilet paper, Ann composes the most important letter of her life. As she shares her struggles to complete the column with us, we learn as much about ourselves as about the wise, funny, no-nonsense woman whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social and sexual landscapes of the last half-century.

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of

The Year for the Dining Divas


By Lisa Kampeter

The holidays are always such a busy time of the year. Decorations, shopping, Christmas parties. And not to mention, most of us have to work in between all the decorating, shopping, and partying. But I wouldn’t change it a bit. Every year, I look forward to the Dining Divas Christmas at my house. The time when I officially kick off the holiday season.

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Films creating Oscar Buzz


The Oscar Race is On! List of top Films of 2015

           by Sandra Olmsted

When Chris Rook takes the stage on Feb. 28, 2016, how many of the Oscar nominated films will you have seen and what will be your chances of winning the obligatory “predict the Oscars” game?

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Old Town Christmas Dec. 5

Enjoy ‘Christmas with Santa,’ Shopping and Tree Lighting

The annual “Old Town Florissant Christmas with Santa” will be held Saturday, Dec. 5 beginning at 2 p.m. with seasonal music in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The day will conclude at 5 p.m. with the annual tree lighting by Mayor Schneider.

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‘Fly Guy & Other Stories’ In Thanksgiving Special

Fly Guy artwork   Florissant’s Thanksgiving Holiday Special will bring ‘Fly Guy & Other Stories’ to life on the Florissant Civic Center Theatre stage. This musical revue from TheatreworksUSA, NY, NY features seven delightful stories. The show opened on Sunday, Nov. 22, but performances remain on Friday, Nov. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 28, at 2 p.m.

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