Category Archives: Anecdotes

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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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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