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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: Critics Anecdotes

Richard Strauss had a rocky relationship with his wife, Pauline, and often there were senseless scenes with his wife yelling at him. Once, the Strausses and Lotte Lehmann were having coffee in a garden when rain suddenly arose, upsetting Pauline … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Critics Anecdotes

Tallulah Bankhead (Public Domain, via Wiki Commons) Actress Tallulah Bankhead and critic Alexander Woollcott were sitting together watching a pretentious revival of Maurice Maeterlinck’s Aglavane and Slysette. On this occasion, Ms. Bankhead proved to be the critic. She whispered to … Continue reading

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