Former Ladue News Publisher to speak on Ladue’s Rural to Regal Past


Well-known St. Louis resident, businesswoman and author, Charlene Bry, will discuss her new book Ladue Found, as part of the Maryville Talks Books lecture series on October 18, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held on Maryville University’s campus in Buder Family Student Commons, and is co-sponsored by HEC-TV, St. Louis Public Radio and Left Bank Books.

The documented history of Ladue not only describes the city’s transformation from a rural to regal locale, but also features stories of
charming characters including a madam, bands of Gypsies, Peter A. Ladue and notorious residents whose names grace the community’s streets. The book includes an extensive collection of original photographs.

Charlene Bry is a former reporter and columnist for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and former owner/publisher of the Ladue News. She currently serves on the boards of the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis and the St. Louis Press Club.

Maryville Talks Books events are free and open to the public.
For more information visit or call Chris Hollenbeck at 314.529.6854.

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