Thomas Merton Center

Audio and Video Recordings:

Live at the Curran Theater / Lenny Bruce.

Author:  Bruce, Lenny

Date:  1971?

Imprint:  [Berkeley, Calif.] : Fantasy, [1971]

Decription:  3 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.

Format:  Audio - LP.  Lecture

Call Number:  LP-12 

Number of copies:  

Publisher code:  2158492

Catalog Record:  View Bellarmine Library Catalog Record-->

See also (by OCLC#s):  7102886 /

Notes:  Recorded in San Francisco, Nov. 19, 1961. In which the artist discusses critics, definitions, his San Francisco bust, courts, juries, cops, his Philadelphia bust, corruption, obscenity, and defines Jewish and goyishe (24:18) -- In which the artist discusses "The Lie," his courtroom fantasy, George Shearing and guide dogs for the blind, Tropic of Cancer, cops and bad toilet training, and describes the Philadelphia hotel room raid (24:54) -- In which the artist describes his ride to jail in Philadelphia, jails in general, and Philadelphia lower courts (24:30). In which the artist fantasizes about the Shirley Beck letters and discusses blue suits, Bobby Kennedy, Russians, integration, juries, and humor (24:00) -- In which the artist recounts his fantasy with the judge, discusses Las Vegas, the paradox of obscenity, tits and ass, nuns, Paul Robeson, and Adolph Eichmann (23:55) -- In which the artist continues with the Eichmann theme, the Thomas Merton poem, Christ and Moses, legalization of pot, hillbillies, and ends with Judy Garland's farewell (24:03).