Conversation Lenny Bruce, Albert Bendich and Ralph J. Gleason, date and location unknown pt. 2

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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_51b
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/33041
dc.description.abstract Presented here is a digital reproduction of the second 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. Bruce believes that the most important piece of evidence in the trial, an amount of heroin wrapped in paper and placed inside a matchbook, had been tampered with. He asserts that the forensic chemist committed perjury. He also says that six of the jurors committed perjury. Bruce believes he was framed by Sgt. John L. White of the LAPD. As comedy relief, Bruce tells an anecdote, using a W.C. Fields voice, about the judge. Bruce cites instances where the court reporter did not faithfully transcribe what was going on during the trial. The first part of the conversation is on file LB_51a, and the conversation continues on file LB_45a.
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 40:44
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. 2
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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