Category Archives: Anecdotes

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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David Bruce: Alcohol Anecdotes

The Doubner Maggid once ate dinner at the house of a wealthy man, who urged him to drink. The Maggid drank one glass of wine, and the wealthy man asked him to drink another, which the Maggid did, despite protesting, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Work Anecdotes

After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1938, playwright Arthur Miller had a choice to make: Either he could go to Hollywood and work for Twentieth-Century Fox for $250 a week, or he could go to New York and … Continue reading

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