Outside Downtown Famous-Barr, 1960
Sophia Loren at Downtown Famous-Barr, 1980
Vogue Magazine Grand Style Fashion Show at Clayton Famous-Barr, 1990
Fashion show at Alton Famous-Barr, 1978
Kathie Lee Gifford at Galleria Famous-Barr, 1992
Model outside parking garage construction at Downtown Famous-Barr, 1962
Riverbend is now open in the former Harvest space in Richmond Heights. The southern food specialists had previously been located in Soulard.
We sampled the fare at Panorama not long after the doors opened and were suitably impressed. Since then, the restaurant has undergone some changes in the kitchen, necessitating a return trip.
Story: Five months after the outbreak of World War I, a number of British, French and German troops positioned in trenches alongside “no man’s land” in Europe stopped their fighting for a brief but poignant period on Christmas Eve, 1914. Tentative and leery at first, they slowly emerged from their rat-infested trenches to extend holiday greetings to each other. They sang songs, exchanged simple gifts and even participated in an impromptu soccer game on the frozen terrain.
The pilgrims who celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621 wouldn't recognize the slew of sugar- and fat-laden dishes that appear at most of today’s feasts. Historians at Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts, suggest the first Thanksgiving featured wild fowl and venison; corn, probably cooked into a porridge or mash; possibly a stuffing heavy on forest nuts and berries; stewed squash; and root vegetables. There was no butter and white flour for pie crust, no marshmallows to top sweet potatoes, not even a gigantic factory-farmed turkey. (Think duck, goose and pigeon instead, without gravy.)
First Lady Michelle Obama presented the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award to Teens Make History, a local program that encourages students to develop professional skills, build self-confidence and explore history.
Debbie and Kent Hirschfelder
Jean Cavender, Carol Staenberg, Myrna Meyer
Michel Escoffier, Bob O'Loughlin, Patricia Wamhoff, Rex Hale
Michel Escoffier, of the Escoffier Museum in Villeneuve-Loubet, France, Beth Heidrich, Patricia Wamhoff, Rex Hale
Michel Escoffier, of the Escoffier Museum in Villeneuve-Loubet, France, Cassie and Chris Kramer
Stanley and Arlene Browne, Michel Escoffier, of the Escoffier Museum in Villeneuve-Loubet, France, ,
Karen Mitcham-Stoeckley, Michel Escoffier
Rembrandt Peale's George Washington, circa 1845
Chinese, Standing Figure of a Horse Groom, from the early 6th century
Story: Benjamin Murphy is a square peg in a round hole. He is not compelled to conform to the daily routine at the “Continental branch of Consolidated Shirt Makers,” where his colleagues dress alike and act alike in unison. This confounds the manager, Mr. Gum, who is further perplexed when Murphy refers to some unknown “stairs to the roof” that Murphy climbs to alleviate the boredom.