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Book Discussion, June 10, Bridgeport Public Library, CT Characters

May 26th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Library, News and Events

CT Characters

Hey, let’s talk … about the time I waited out Linda Blair’s bladder for an interview, crashed mobster Frank Piccolo’s wake, sent reluctant Police Chief Joe Walsh a singing telegram for an interview. And much much more. Saturday, June 10, 2pm third floor Community Room of the Bridgeport Public Library, 925 Broad Street, Downtown. We’ll chat about the many quirky subjects in my book Connecticut Characters: Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State.

The genial head of the Bridgeport History Center Elizabeth VanTuyl is opening the doors to the Community Room for this free event. Light refreshments served.

Linda Blair

Linda Blair

I’ll share stories about Hell’s Angel Danny Bifield (the most dangerous man in Connecticut), mob infiltrator Billy Chase, Tiger Ted Lowry, the only fighter to twice go the distance with Rocky Marciano. And oh yes, a couple of guys named Trump and Ganim.

Bifield cuffs

Danny Bifield

Then we’ll throw it open to questions. Ask me anything! I aim to please. Or feel free to share your own observations.

Tiger Ted

Those dreaded parking meters? The old, quarter-fed meters are not enforced on Saturday, the new electronic meters are enforced on Saturday. So, look for an old meter on a side street, or feed the modern meters. Or park in the Ralph & Rich’s lot, have lunch, and then walk over. It’s just a block away. Hey, we can talk about the parking meters too!

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  • Milkman

    A great day for a book discussion in downtown Bridgeport. Come downtown and enjoy the Juneteenth parade starting at noon time (come early as the roads will be closed along the parade route), Enjoy the celebration and band at McLevy Green and then mosey on over to the library at 2 pm for a great conversation headlined with Mr. Bridgeport, the one and only Lennie Grimaldi! How much entertainment can you pack into a Saturday afternoon? Come and enjoy the best of Bridgeport!

  • Lisa Parziale

    Sounds good!

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