San Francisco Off Broadway August 1, 1964 10 p.m. part 2; date, time unknown 1964

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dc.creator Bruce, Lenny
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-07T16:14:14Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-07T16:14:14Z
dc.date.created 1964-08-01
dc.date.created 1964
dc.identifier.other LB_27b
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/33014
dc.description.abstract Presented here is a digital version of a recording of portions of two Lenny Bruce performances at the Off Broadway club in San Francisco. The first section is a continuation of the 10 p.m. set on August 1, 1964 that begins on LB_27a. Bruce continues the bit Deny It and does Hotels Are Dirty. He says that a bit of his about Eleanor Roosevelt was part of what made him a target of the prosecution in his current obscenity trial in New York (the Café Au Go Go trial). He mentions the array of witnesses that his defense lawyers and Assistant District Attorney Richard Kuh gathered, and that it was a case of pitting clergy against each other. He comments on something going on in the audience, then says, OK, the defense rests, good night. The set ends. A new set begins in progress, date and time unknown. Bruce does his bit about Obscenity Law and notes the difference in the secular and the Catholic definitions of obscenity. He talks about when Norman words took over for Anglo-Saxon ones, providing euphemisms (such as mutton for the meat of sheep). He talks about Hugh Hefner's intentions with Playboy, couching a tit book in a tit-literature-philosophy-tit book, eventually adding jazz and pro-integration sentiment. He talks about Cardinal Spellman's view that pornography ends in self-gratification, and that masturbation and crime are connected. He says Jews don't think like that. He does the bit People Don't Talk That Way to Judges. He talks about Barry Goldwater's Jewish roots and says he'll be elected because he's immaculate ( He's a Jewish dentist. He's Fred Waring ). He talks about prejudice against people with Southern accents (like Lyndon Johnson), and Melvin Belli's experience of being considered effete in Texas (at Jack Ruby's trial). He imagines Oswald coming back to life and plugging Ruby like a movie gangster. For the rest of the file, the audio is poor, and parts of what Bruce says are unintelligible. He does the bits The Romans Segregated the Christians with Lions and We Did It to Their Mothers for Chocolate Bars. He mentions a white priest run over by a tractor (the reference is to Bruce W. Klunder). The same performance as the first section of this file is presented, with inferior audio quality, on file LB_62a.
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 27:26
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 San Francisco Off Broadway August 1, 1964 10 p.m. part 2; date, time unknown 1964
dc.type sound recording
mods.name.lcnaf Bruce, Lenny
mods.date.keydate 1964-08-01
mods.note.funding Funded in part by a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation ®
mods.date.nonkey 1964
dc.description.almad yes


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