New York City The Den 1959

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dc.creator Bruce, Lenny 2016-10-07T16:14:09Z 2016-10-07T16:14:09Z 1959
dc.identifier.other LB_20b
dc.description.abstract Presented here is a digital version of a recording of a portion of a Lenny Bruce performance at The Den club at the Duane Hotel in New York City in 1959. The exact date is not known. Bruce is known to have had engagements at The Den in April and during the fall of 1959. This file is not a continuation of LB_20a. The recording starts as Bruce mentions his agent, Jack Sobel, and does his extended bit, The Palladium. He does his bit Bronchitis, talks about doing doctor bits, and riffs on how word gets around about doctors who do their work in a cab (implying that they perform abortions). He does Nightclub Owners and says he doesn't go see comics or watch them on TV for fear of subconsciously being influenced by them. He says he doesn't mind if others steal bits from him because he chucks them after a couple of months. He ends the set by explaining why he wants the audience not to clap for him ( It'll be a new experience ).
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 35:27
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.title New York City The Den 1959
dc.type sound recording
mods.extent 35 min., 27 sec.
mods.genre Sound recordings Bruce, Lenny

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