Chicago Gate of Horn December 14, 1962 part 1

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dc.creator Bruce, Lenny
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-07T16:14:22Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-07T16:14:22Z
dc.date.created 1962-12-14
dc.identifier.other LB_47a
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/33036
dc.description.abstract Presented here is a digital version of a recording of a portion of a Lenny Bruce performance at the Gate of Horn club in Chicago on December 14, 1962. The performance on this file is also on LB_63b; this file has much better audio quality than that one. Bruce is in the midst of recounting the incident for which he was accused of assault and battery on a TV cameraman in Los Angeles. The man brought a civil suit against him. This is one of a spate of recent legal actions against Bruce, and he imagines someone thinking Jesus, everybody can't be wrong, but he insists that they are [all wrong]. This is the first set of the night. Bruce holds up a magazine with a picture of a nude or scantily clad woman and asks, how can that chick be indecent? He criticizes Chicago columnist Paul Molloy for being sanctimonious. He comments on audience members walking out. He does Las Vegas Tits & Ass. He doesn't like double-entendre comics like Belle Barth, and to prove it says an obscenity straightforward. He uncharacteristically tells a joke with a punchline, and inserts JFK into it. He does We Did It to Their Mothers for Chocolate Bars, Unscrew You, Never Cop Out, Custody/Get Even, Stag Film vs. King of Kings, Jimmy Hoffa and Would You Sell Out Your Country (Francis Gary Powers). He says remember that the enemies of freedom in '43 were the Italians and the Japanese, then does Christ & Moses, The Irish are Persecuted and The Clap. He talks about the anti-American feeling in Australia. He alludes to General Edwin A. Walker and a plot to kill James Meredith, Gov. Earl Long shtupping Blaze Starr and Southern governors who defy the president. From these, he concludes it's farfallen time (hopeless, in Yiddish) in this country. He does Communism/The Phone Company. The file ends during Shelley Berman & the Chicago Shtarkers. This set continues on LB_47b.
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 30:36
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 Comedy -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh American political satire
dc.title Chicago Gate of Horn December 14, 1962 part 1
dc.type sound recording
mods.name.lcnaf Bruce, Lenny
mods.date.keydate 1962-12-14
mods.note.funding Funded in part by a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation ®
dc.description.almad yes


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