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Lenny Bruce

The Making of a Prophet

by W. K. Thomas

  • 120 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Archon Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages149
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7413586M
ISBN 100208022376
ISBN 109780208022370

Directed by Bob Fosse. With Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck. The story of acerbic s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public. The first two bits below are among those found on a seventy-minute CD accompanying Ronald Collins' and David Skover's book, The Trials of Lenny Bruce (Sourcebooks, ).) 1. "To is a Preposition, Come is a Verb" "The verb 'to come,' with its obvious reference to sexual or orgasm.

This is the second issue of the book, with several words x'd out. Inscribed by the author on the inside front cover: "To my pal Artie/ Good drummer and friend/ Lenny Bruce." Blended stain upper inner corner; tape strengthened spine: a well-worn copy that has seen plenty of . Bestseller dealing with Lenny Bruce. Goldman's breakthrough success, Ladies and Gentlemen – Lenny Bruce!! (), won praise from the likes of Norman Mailer and Pauline Kael, who called the book "brilliant." The book was largely positive in its appraisal of Bruce's talent, though it was criticized by many of Bruce's friends for allegedly distorting his character and for claims that Bruce had had homosexual .

The book "Ladies & Gentlemen Lenny Bruce!!" by Albert Goldman from the journalism of Lawrence Schiller contained a great deal of useful dates. The old email address ceased to be on 31st Jan New address: danuk (at) hotmail (dot) com. powered by Entries in the old guestbook can be read here. Lenny Bruce was bad, he was the brother that you never had. In modern times, Lenny Bruce’s legacy is that of a martyr for his suffering at the hands of those who believed his stand-up comedy was too “obscene” for its time. The irony is that his comedy is now recognized for paving the way for much of modern comedic entertainment.


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Lenny Bruce by W. K. Thomas Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book is, simply, Lenny Bruce riffing on his life--from a drab childhood in Brooklyn, to stints in the navy and merchant marine, and finally to the nightclub circuit and eventual stardom.

Of course, the veracity of any single anecdote is highly questionable, but How to Talk Dirty and Lenny Bruce book People rises above that, revealed as a fascinating expression of how this comedy icon wanted to be seen.

Namely, Reviews: Lenny Bruce has 11 books on Goodreads with ratings. Lenny Bruce’s most popular book is How to Talk Dirty and Influence People. Lenny Bruce has 11 books on Goodreads with ratings. Lenny Bruce’s most popular book is How to Talk Dirty and Influence People.

The book is Lenny Bruce book wonderfully interactive book where you can literally hear Lenny Bruce voice his concerns about 1st Amendment rights in America. The book made me wonder how would a comic genius like Bruce fare on politically correct, intolerant college campuses of today. Intense s: The Essential Lenny Bruce Paperback – January 1, by Lenny Bruce (Author)Reviews: This book collects almost all of the uncollected Lenny Bruce writings from magazines such as the Realist and Rogue, as well as his booklet "Stamp Help Out".

The material isn't always agreeable, but it is almost always funny. Bruce was never completely in his element when writing, but he has moments of Reviews: 4. Its a very insightful book about Lenny Bruce.

It is a look at Bruce from many different angles. It tells his story in the words and views of everybody that knew him. And everyone seemed to know him in the same way. So we hear about Bruce over and over and over and over again.

The book could have been twice as good if it was half as s: The author of the bestselling biographies The Lives of John Lennon and Elvis explores the tumultuous life of one of the most controversial comics who ever lived/5(19). Dig, I read this book about Lenny Bruce, The Trials of Lenny Bruce: The Fall and Rise of an American Icon by Ronald K.L.

Collins & David M. Skover. Collins and Skover, both lawyers, do not provide a traditional biography of the infamous sick comic, but rather a legal lineage of his battles against misdemeanor obscenity charges brought forth as a result of his stand-up acts/5(26).

Powerful “Lenny Bruce” Play at Royal George and Obama White House Photographer's new book: “Yes We Did” - WGN Radio - Chicago Read More November 6, Leonard Alfred Schneider (Octo – August 3, ), better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, and was renowned for his open, freestyle and critical form of comedy which contained satire, politics, religion, sex and vulgarity.

His conviction in an obscenity trial was followed by a posthumous pardon, the first in. Lenny Bruce is a very important figure in the histories of performance and free expression.

This book is a little bit sketchy to be a final remembrance, but is still worth the time and effort that it takes to read. In particular, the beginning sections of the book are magical-- funny, wry and s: Looking for books by Lenny Bruce.

See all books authored by Lenny Bruce, including How to Talk Dirty and Influence People, and The Almost Unpublished Lenny Bruce: From the Private Collection of Kitty Bruce, and more on   Synopsis.

Lenny Bruce was born in Mineola, New York, on Octo He began doing stand-up comedy at age 22 and found some success before joining the U.S. Navy during WWII. Lenny Bruce is Dead isn't so much a novel as a collection of anecdotes and one-liners from the narrator's life.

He spends a lot of time talking about masturbating and fantasizing about his girlfriends. It's very funny while exposing how lost and lonely Josh (the narrator) is after his mother dies/5(59). Goldman and Schiller analyze Bruce's comedy and whence it came, believing this was the key to understanding Lenny Bruce himself.

The book progresses through Bruce's difficult first years in Manhattan nightclubs, then moves to Los Angeles and, finally, San Francisco, where Bruce. Lenny Bruce, born Leonard Alfred Schneider, was a controversial American stand-up comedian, writer, social critic and satirist of the s and s.

His conviction in an obscenity trial was also controversial, eventually leading to the first posthumous pardon in New York history.4/5(). Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Lenny Bruce books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Honey Bruce Friedman, born Harriett Jolliff, also known by her professional name Honey Harlow (Aug  – Septem ) was an American stripper and showgirl who was the wife of stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce.

In she released her autobiography, titled Honey: The Life and Loves of Lenny's Shady Lady. 1 Early life. Lenny Bruce is a cultural icon, and like most cultural icons, I knew nothing about him before picking up this book.

As it turns out, he was arrested multiple times for his comedy act, in which he pokes fun at Catholics, WWII, and himself.4/5(). "The Lenny Bruce Interview, Jill Bourque’s How We First Met and Stage Time With Steven Alan Green".

April 7, 70 Copy quote. You can't do anything with anybody's body to make it dirty to me. Six people, eight people, one person - you can do only one thing to make it dirty: kill it. Hiroshima was dirty. Kitty Bruce, born inis the one and only daughter of the one and only Lenny. And it’s through Kitty that the spirit of her father lives on, as she is vocal about just what it is that she believes in.

The Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation commemorates her father in a tasteful way that means a lot to not just his legacy, but also to Kitty.Find nearly any book by Lenny Bruce. Get the best deal by comparing prices from overbooksellers.Thanks to Bruce, there are virtually no topics that are off limits in stand-up comedy.

According to David M. Skover, the co-author of The Trials of Lenny Bruce, The Fall and Rise of an American.