Category Archives: Anecdotes

David Bruce: Baseball Anecdotes

In 1978, when she was age 23, Jill Baer got a chance to manage a major-league baseball team. She met Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda and Dodgers first-baseman Steve Garvey in a TV studio where she worked, and she … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Baseball Anecdotes

When Stan Musial was a minor-league pitcher (and hitter) with Daytona Beach in the Florida State League, he was newly married. The team manager, Dickie Kerr, and his wife, Corinne, befriended Mr. Musial and his wife. Much later, Mr. Musial … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

Ice skating coach Frank Carroll (who is now Michelle Kwan’s coach) once explained to a mischievous young skater named Christopher Bowman — at the request of the young boy’s mother, who felt Christopher was growing pudgy — the importance of … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Flowers Anecdotes

A nobleman deeply loved his garden of chrysanthemums. In fact, he loved the flowers more than he loved his wife, and he used to severely punish anyone who accidentally broke off a blossom while walking in his garden. Zen master … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Critics Anecdotes

In his old age, author Gore Vidal moved from his villa (La Rondinaia) in Italy back to the United States because his being in a wheelchair made it impossible for him to live in the Italian villa, situated as it … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Costumes Anecdotes

While appearing in the Greenwich Village Follies early in her career, modern dance pioneer Martha Graham’s solos stopped the show each night; however, the stage manager was still not satisfied. He insisted that Ms. Graham appear on stage with the other … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Celebrities Anecdotes

In 1971, Twiggy went to Los Angeles to promote her first movie, The Boy Friend. While there, the publicity department asked if she wanted to meet any stars. As it happened, she did want to meet a particular star—she would … Continue reading

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