What a Creep: Eddie Mannix (MGM “Fixer” & Creep)

What a Creep: Eddie Mannix

Season 11, Episode 2

MGM’s Main “Fixer” & Creep

This episode was inspired by the 2016 Cohen Brothers movie Hail Cesar which stars George Clooney, Scarlett Johansen, Tilda Swinton, and Josh Brolin playing a very fictionalized version of longtime MGM enforcer—Eddie Mannix. The film presents him as a lovable rogue and family man who has the tough job of keeping his stars in check. He was known as “the Fixer” and in reality, there was little to love about the man.

Mannix was a ruthless thug who would beat up anyone who caused him a problem and made some folks disappear altogether. He had plenty of enablers including Richard Strickling (MGM Publicity Director) and Louis B. Mayer (President of MGM and past Creep.)

Today, we are sticking to Mannix’s assholery with some of the creepiest moments in Hollywood legend.

Trigger warning: Domestic Violence, sexual assault, and murder

Sources:

Eddie Mannix Wikipedia

Slate

Vice

You Must Remember This (MGM)

History By Day

The Fixers by E.J. Fleming

Showbiz Cheat Sheet

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