Phone letter to Ralph J. Gleason March 20, 1964

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dc.creator Bruce, Lenny
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-07T16:14:12Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-07T16:14:12Z
dc.date.created 1964-03-20
dc.identifier.other LB_25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/33009
dc.description.abstract Presented here is a digital version of a recording of a phone letter by Lenny Bruce to San Francisco Chronicle jazz writer Ralph J. Gleason on March 20, 1964. In it, he touches on his arrests in Los Angeles both for obscenity and for possession of narcotics. Bruce starts by joking that he's living on a boat that's outside the three-mile limit. He then tells Gleason about his arrest the previous night, at his home, for having given obscene performances at the Trolley Ho nightclub in Los Angeles (under California Penal Code 311.6). The police had recorded two of the performances. Bruce notes that there had been no complaints from patrons. He says that in light of this, his upcoming gig in Detroit was canceled. He wonders if this arrest is connected to him having filed a complaint against Dr. Thomas Gore, who was a prosecution witness in his recent trial for possession of narcotics. He expresses frustration with the police. He ends with joking comments, reading from a law book about regulations regarding kosher meat, and then about a law against aiding a suicide. This recording can also be found on file LB_55a.
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 11:56
dc.format.mimetype mp3
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
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 Gleason, Ralph J.
dc.title Phone letter to Ralph J. Gleason March 20, 1964
dc.type sound recording
mods.name.lcnaf Bruce, Lenny
mods.date.keydate 1964-03-20
mods.note.funding Funded in part by a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation ®
dc.description.almad yes


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