Berkeley Community Theatre December 12, 1965 excerpt

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dc.creator Bruce, Lenny
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-07T16:14:08Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-07T16:14:08Z
dc.date.created 1965-12-12
dc.identifier.other LB_19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/33001
dc.description.abstract Presented here is a digital version of a recording of a portion of a Lenny Bruce performance at The Berkeley Community Theatre on December 12, 1965. The show is known as The Berkeley Concert. This file is the beginning of the concert. Bruce is introduced. He fiddles with the microphone. He compares the Catholic Church to Howard Johnson's, in that it has franchises. He says our government is trying to open a franchise in Vietnam. He mentions protesters demonstrating against policemen, and does How the Law Started/Craphouse. He wonders who's exempt from the law, says he's been reading law for a while and wants to know where common sense fits in. He says an obscenity circus has been going on around him for the past five years. He mentions the case about whether James Joyce's Ulysses was going to being allowed into the country and about talks obscenity being judged not in terms of the most corruptible man but of the average man. He mentions a California law from 1961 saying a work has to have artistic merit. He says the church wants only whitewashed information to be disseminated, but that society needs to know about the worst, too. He thinks public money is being wasted on the desperate need to control vice. The recording ends here. The entire concert can be found on file LB_61a.
dc.description.abstract Full length copies of the recordings are available for use in the department. Please contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University for more information.
dc.description.sponsorship Funded in part by a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation®
dc.format.extent 20:29
dc.format.mimetype mp3
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Lenny Bruce Collection
dc.rights Material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.
dc.subject.lcsh Bruce, Lenny
dc.subject.lcsh Comedians -- United States
dc.subject.lcsh Stand-up comedy -- United States
dc.subject.lcsh Jewish comedians -- United States
dc.subject.lcsh American wit and humor
dc.subject.lcsh Comedy -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh American political satire
dc.title Berkeley Community Theatre December 12, 1965 excerpt
dc.type sound recording
mods.name.lcnaf Bruce, Lenny
mods.date.keydate 1965-12-12
mods.note.funding Funded in part by a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation ®


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