Note Change of Venue, Date Below
It's been 43 years since "sick," "dirty" standup comedian Lenny Bruce
died of a morphine overdose in Los Angeles, but his legacy lives on --
not only in the candid ways in which Americans from academia to the
pulpit now feel free to discuss human behavior, or the liberating (and
sometimes not so liberating) outpouring of profanity allowed on
nightclub stages, but also in our awareness of the importance of the
First Amendment in every day life. And now, it lives on in the man's
possessions, which his daughter is putting up for the highest bid. Kitty Bruce has announced that proceeds from her father's memorabilia sale
will go to Lenny's House, a Pennsylvania alcohol and drug recovery home
The bidding inventory not only includes Bruce's stuff, such
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as his typewriter, photos, private letters and even one of the trench
coats he'd wear to clubs like the hungry i or Cafe Au Go Go, but also
items donated by Elizabeth Taylor, Hugh Hefner, Chris Rock and others.
Although the auction will be held online beginning October 13th, it'll conclude very much in person October 28 at the Hollywood Laugh Factory (323-656-1336 ext 1), with comics Richard Lewis, Paul Mooney, Paul Provenza, Rick Overton and Bobby Slayton participating. See LennyBruceOfficial.com