Category Archives: Anecdotes

David Bruce: Sex Anecdotes

When Sara was 10 years old, her parents got divorced, which she took hard. Both parents started dating other people quickly, and both parents started having new significant others sleeping over. One morning, she came home from a friend’s house … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Movies Anecdotes

Often, geniuses are not satisfied even with works of genius. Frank Capra once visited a film class taught by Professor Jeanine Basinger of Wesleyan College. In the class she showed Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, which of course starred Jimmy … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Movies Anecdotes

Good deeds include helping celebrity friends get a little privacy. George Clooney once was able to give his friends Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt a little privacy. Rumors spread that Mr. Pitt and Ms. Jolie were going to be married … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Money Anecdotes

In November of 2007 Hollywood writers went on strike. Why? Ken Levine gave an answer in a column that he wrote for the Toronto Star. He pointed out that he had recently received a check from American Airlines, which had … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Money Anecdotes

When Robert Fisk, investigative journalist for The Independentin Britain, discovered that a biography titled Saddam Hussein: From Birth to Martyrdom was selling well in Egypt, he decided to investigate. Why? Because displayed on the biography’s book cover and title page were … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Mishaps Anecdotes

In 1975, Jim White borrowed a skateboard from a friend while preparing for a surfing competition in Hawaii, then badly injured his leg in a fall while skating. For a few weeks, he could not walk—not even with crutches. For … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Media Anecdotes

Alexander Woollcott was seldom abashed by the great personalities of the arts, but when Grace Moore and he, along with other notables such as Harpo Marx, were invited to a luncheon with the great soprano Mary Garden, he was quiet … Continue reading

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