Thursday November 10th, 7pm, The White Pines Place.
Join White Pines for a reading and interactive discussion on White Pines Board Member Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer’s “The Little Gate Crasher: The Life and Photos of Mace Bugen” and a screening of the documentary short on White Pines new holiday musical, Fred Waring’s Christmas Shindig.
“The Little Gate Crasher” is a memoir of Kaplan-Mayer’s amazing Great-Uncle Mace Bugen–an unstoppable spirit, first generation Jewish American, self-made millionaire, celebrity gate-crasher–who was 43 inches tall. Mace’s unstoppable spirit defied the challenges of his own physical limitations and society’s prejudices towards people with dwarfism.
Dr. Dan Gottlieb of NPR’s “Voices in the Family” captured the essence of the book in his review: “Many begin their journeys by saying, ‘Why me?’ But healing begins when they say, ‘Okay, what now?’ Part history and part biography, The Little Gate-Crasher is inspirational— and damn fun to read.”
Bright Invention actors will bring scenes from the book to life and in an interactive slideshow, Kaplan-Mayer will share Mace’s greatest celeb selfies, including him with Muhammed Ali, Joe DiMaggio, Ella Fitzgerald, Jane Russell, Richard Nixon and more.