Roy Leonard radio show about Lenny Bruce Chicago May 21, 1974 part 2

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dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-07T16:14:16Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-07T16:14:16Z
dc.date.created 1974-05-21
dc.identifier.other LB_35b
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/33020
dc.description.abstract Presented here is a digital version of a recording of the first part of a radio show on WGN in Chicago on May 21, 1974. The host is Roy Leonard. His guests are Chicago Tribune writer Will Leonard and playwright-director Julian Barry, whose play Lenny opened in Chicago the following Thursday. Leonard did reviews of nightclub acts during the 1950s and 1960s, saw Lenny Bruce perform around 50 times and wrote about him. He shares his memories of Bruce. Barry talks about the genesis of his play as first a screenplay; then when the studio dropped the project he turned it into a stage play; then when the play was bought for film adaptation he rewrote it for the film Lenny (which had just finished filming). He notes that Bruce, in his comedy act, was presenting little playlets that were more daring and truthful than what was being presented as drama on Broadway during the same period. The recording contains commercials as broadcast. The show continues on file LB_35b.
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 31:15
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 Barry, Julian
dc.subject.lcsh Lenny (Motion picture)
dc.title Roy Leonard radio show about Lenny Bruce Chicago May 21, 1974 part 2
dc.type sound recording
dc.contributor.corporate WGN (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.)
mods.name.lcnaf WGN (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.)
mods.date.keydate 1974-05-21
mods.note.funding Funded in part by a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation ®
dc.description.almad yes


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