Conversation Lenny Bruce, Albert Bendich and Ralph J. Gleason, date and location unknown pt. 3

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dc.creator Bruce, Lenny
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-07T16:14:20Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-07T16:14:20Z
dc.date.created Undated
dc.identifier.other LB_45a
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/33031
dc.description.abstract Presented here is a digital version of the third part of a conversation among comedian Lenny Bruce, attorney Albert Bendich and journalist Ralph J. Gleason. The date is not known but most likely took place after Bruce's sentencing in June of 1963 for narcotics possession. The place might be Los Angeles, where Bruce lived, or San Francisco, where Bendich and Gleason were based. Bendich had been Bruce's defense counsel in his 1962 obscenity trial in San Francisco (Bruce was acquitted). Gleason was a writer for the San Francisco Chronicle who was an early fan and supporter of Bruce. In this conversation, Bruce seeks Bendich's advice as to whether he has grounds to appeal his conviction on a narcotics charge in Los Angeles. Bruce had hired a private detective to interview jury members after the trial was over. Bruce reads from transcripts of the detective's conversations to support his contention that some jurors committed perjury. He quotes some of the jurors' opinions of him. Gleason leaves during the conversation, but leaves his tape recorder there, rolling. Bruce gives Gleason tapes and documents to take with him. Bruce tells Bendich what he has found out about the incompetency of a psychiatrist who testified as to whether Bruce was a narcotics addict. He questions the accuracy of more than one court reporter's work. One mistake he notes is that a doctor would say marks on an intravenous drug user's arm, not tracks as the court reporter wrote. Bendich is impressed by the thoroughness of Bruce's research. Bruce is troubled that several of the doctors involved in the trial attended a Seventh Day Adventist University. He says they perjured themselves for the Lord. To destroy any enemy of the Lord. The tape ends abruptly during the conversation.
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 45:35:00
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 Gleason, Ralph J.
dc.subject.lcsh Narcotic laws--California
dc.title Conversation Lenny Bruce, Albert Bendich and Ralph J. Gleason, date and location unknown pt. 3


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