Yes. I am sure that's how it happened. The pipe was for sale at some point.
It's just weird that Arnold would request to buy and Max still didn't have an easy time reaching him or his team.
No matter Cool story. And Max seems genuinely excited about the whole thing in a very humble way. Which is also very cool.
Digging way back - not sure this snappy “unknown” pipe smoker was ever id’ed but he should be: swashbuckling film star/naval officer Douglas Fairbanks Jr. - son of also swashbuckling star father Douglas Fairbanks
You may have noticed I have become a bit nostalgic lately about my military days.
I had a few great commanders. One was Lieutenant Colonel Lars R. Møller from the Danish Armour forces who was my Dep. Battalion commander during my first tour to Bosnia.
I can tell you many stories about this Danish version of Patton but one thing was that he always had either a pipe or a cigar in his mouth. I once saw him stand in front of the shower, hang up his towel, turn his pipe upside down and continue to smoke while showering.