Berkeley Community Theatre December 12, 1965 excerpt

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dc.creator Bruce, Lenny 2016-10-07T16:14:08Z 2016-10-07T16:14:08Z 1965-12-12
dc.identifier.other LB_18
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 covers approximately the third quarter of the show. Bruce does a bit about how his generation of men is terrified of being considered a faggot. He relates his surprise, when at Phil Spector's jamboree rock concert, at seeing 10-year-old kids out without their parents. He does Flashers, then Midgets, wonders whether Pygmies are midgets, and imagines Gov. George Wallace's reaction to Pygmies. He talks about Bela Lugosi and his son. He mentions a practice from the time of Christ's crucifixion. He does How Negroes and Jews Became Entertainers and talks about his scenario for a movie about Christ and the Good Thief. He talks about the fallout from a joke about Cardinal Spellman, then does The Postman. He flips through a magazine with stories about celebrities and lady-kinda ads. He reads the ad for the Mark Eden Method Bust Developer. The concert continues on file LB_21. Some of this part of the performance can also be found on LB_54a. 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 21:40
dc.format.mimetype mp3
dc.language English
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.title Berkeley Community Theatre December 12, 1965 excerpt

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