San Francisco Off Broadway July 17, 1964 10:12 p.m.; August 1, 1964 3:10 a.m.

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dc.creator Bruce, Lenny
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-07T16:14:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-07T16:14:30Z
dc.date.created 1964-07-17
dc.date.created 1964-08-01
dc.identifier.other LB_62c
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/33055
dc.description.abstract Presented here is a digital version of a recording of two Lenny Bruce performances at the Off Broadway club in San Francisco. The first is on July 17, 1964 at 10:12 p.m. Bruce's bit People Don't Talk That Way to Judges is in progress. He mentions Judge Clayton Horn from his second San Francisco obscenity trial and Judge John Murtagh from his current New York trial (the Café Au Go Go trial). He does his bit on Barry Goldwater and his Jewish roots: that once he's elected president, he'll take off his mask and reveal himself as a Jewish pornographer. He does I've Never Been Inside a Negro's House, Dick Gregory and Goldwater Talks to Negroes. He discusses the reason for Obscenity law and notes the difference in the secular and the Catholic definitions of obscenity. He says he was arrested twice in Los Angeles for using the word fressing (which comes from the Yiddish word for eating but can be used to mean oral sex). He does Las Vegas Tits & Ass, The Best Man in the Tribe (St. Paul), Schmuck, Flashers, Custody/Get Even and Deny It. He talks about some journalists who testified in his defense, Dorothy Kilgallen and Allan Morrison of Ebony. He imitates the judges and says more about the trial. He does The Reason We Left England. He says he also got in trouble in New York for his bit Jackie Kennedy Hauled Ass. He does Would You Sell Out Your Country? (Francis Gary Powers). The set ends. A new set begins, from August 1, 1964 at 3:10 a.m. Bruce talks about how, in light of his recent legal troubles, he's tried to understand the prosecutors. He does The Best Man in the Tribe (St. Paul). He says law enforcement will take obscene words literally. He got in trouble for part of his bit The Reason We Left England, which he now does and explains. The use of the word fuck in the bit just means reject, it has no prurient connotation, and it was taken out of context in his trial for obscenity. He notes the difference in the secular and the Catholic definitions of obscenity. He does his bit The Christian God Has a Face, the Jewish God Doesn't. He does I've Never Been Inside a Negro's House. He doesn't understand why, after recent Supreme Court decisions overturning obscenity laws, he keeps getting busted; in fact, he was arresting in New York for merely reading from the transcript of his obscenity trial in Beverly Hills. He talks about his San Francisco obscenity trial. He does his bit on Barry Goldwater and his Jewish roots: that once he's elected president, he'll take off his mask and reveal himself as a Jewish pornographer. He does Men Are Carnal, Las Vegas Tits & Ass and the origin of Obscenity Law. He does his bit Marijuana, suspects that Mexicans on the police force smoke it, and mentions that his stepfather is Mexican. He does Airplane Glue. He discusses his Los Angeles arrest for narcotics possession, how he had to go before Department 95 for judgment as to whether or not he's an addict, and what the detective he hired to interview jurors after that trial found out. He mentions Melvin Belli and the Jack Ruby trial. There's more about his New York obscenity trial, then he reads a news item. To end the set, he says that if he ever kills himself, it won't be like Marilyn Monroe with barbiturates. The headline will read Sick Comic Succumbs, Swallows 650 Dexedrine Tablets, Killed by Neighbors for Talking Too Much. There are occasional audio problems on this file.
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 13:05
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 San Francisco Off Broadway July 17, 1964 10:12 p.m.; August 1, 1964 3:10 a.m.
dc.type sound recording
mods.name.lcnaf Bruce, Lenny
mods.date.keydate 1964-07-17
mods.note.funding Funded in part by a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation ®
mods.date.nonkey 1964-08-01
dc.description.almad yes


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