Conversation Lenny Bruce, Albert Bendich and Ralph J. Gleason, date and location unknown pt. 1

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dc.creator Bruce, Lenny
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-07T16:14:24Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-07T16:14:24Z
dc.date.created Undated
dc.identifier.other LB_51a
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/33040
dc.description.abstract Presented here is a digital reproduction of the first part (of three) 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. The arrest took place on October 5, 1962. The trial was in May of 1963. Names mentioned include Tony Viscarra, the friend who was with Bruce at the time of the arrest, police Sgt. Joel Lesnick and Sgt. John L. White, who made the arrest and Robert Coogan, Jr., who owned the Grand Prix Hobby Shop and sold drugs there. Bruce contends that he was framed, and that the heroin reputed to belong to him was planted by White. Bendich tries to ascertain whether the precedent of Gascon v. Superior Court 1959, an unlawful search and seizure case, could apply here. Bruce reads from transcripts of the preliminary hearing and the trial. The conversation continues on file LB_51b.
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 39:41
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 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. 1
dc.type sound recording
mods.name.lcnaf Bruce, Lenny
mods.date.keydate [1958-1966]
mods.note.funding Funded in part by a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation ®
dc.description.almad yes


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