New York City Carnegie Hall February 4, 1961 part 1

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dc.creator Bruce, Lenny
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-07T16:14:23Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-07T16:14:23Z
dc.date.created 1961-02-04
dc.identifier.other LB_50a
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/33039
dc.description.abstract Presented here is a digital reproduction of the first part of a recorded performance by Lenny Bruce at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Also known as The Midnight Concert, the show took place in the early hours of February 4, 1961. Bruce is introduced by booker Don Friedman. Bruce talks about the fantasies that come to mind as he faces a Carnegie Hall audience for the first time. He describes his ordeal getting to the gig, having flown north from Miami during a winter storm. He reacts to people in the balcony who yell for him to speak louder. He talks about changes in Miami and an absurd kidnapping there. He talks about the Romans' treatment of Christians and anti-Semitism. He does Black Black Woman White White Woman. He doubts that audiences over the age of 40 can relate to him because of his hip idiom. He's excited that young John F. Kennedy has replaced grandfatherly Eisenhower. He does his bit Schmuck, Small-town Audiences, Dykes, and the Jewish mother who still doesn't know her son is gay. The concert continues on file LB_49.
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 37:16
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.title New York City Carnegie Hall February 4, 1961 part 1
dc.type sound recording
mods.name.lcnaf Bruce, Lenny
mods.date.keydate 1961-02-04
mods.note.funding Funded in part by a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation ®
dc.description.almad yes


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