Lenny Bruce Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles
Born: October 13, 1925 in Mineola, Long Island, New York
Died: August 3, 1966 in Hollywood, California
Died: August 3, 1966 in Hollywood, California
Lenny Bruce (1925-1966), had learned timing, delivery and improvisation from has-been comedians and struggling newcomers before a move to California in 1953 proved to be a turning point for him. Physically, Bruce could not keep the pace of performing nightly, so, suffering from a nervous disorder, he began taking prescription drugs and developed a dependency problem. Divorced in 1957, Bruce moved his routine from burlesque houses to the popular bistros and clubs of San Francisco. His fame came rapidly, but so did trouble. Obscenity and drug charges followed him wherever he appeared. Inevitably, Bruce was cleared of most charges, but the stigma remained. Persecuted during his time, Bruce nonetheless set the stage for modern comedy standards with his precision, delivery and cathartic profanity directed at the hypocritical.
1954-The-Rocket-Man (Writer), 2009-Make-'Em-Laugh:-The-Funny-Business-of-America (Other), 2009-Hugh-Hefner:-Playboy,-Activist-and-Rebel (Other), 2011-Imagine (Other), 2007-100-Greatest-Stand-Ups (Other), 1971-Thank-You-Mask-Man (Writer), 1955-The-Leather-Jacket (Writer), 1971-Thank-You-Mask-Man (Performer), 1955-The-Leather-Jacket (Performer), 1971-Thank-You-Mask-Man (Director), 1971-Thank-You-Mask-Man (in person), 1971-Dynamite-Chicken (in person), 2003-Uncensored-Comedy:-That's-Not-Funny! (Other), 1992-Hugh-Hefner:-Once-Upon-a-Time (Other), 2009-The-25th-Anniversary-Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Fame-Concert (Other), 2007-Obscene (Other), 2002-Playboy:-Inside-the-Playboy-Mansion (Other), 2000-Playboy:-The-Party-Continues (Other), 1989-It's-Garry-Shandling's-Show. (Other), 2013/I-The-Actor (in person), 2004-Funny-Already:-A-History-of-Jewish-Comedy (Other), 1969-Playboy-After-Dark (Other), 1999-American-Masters (Other), 1984-The-Great-Standups (Other), 2009-Biography (Other), 1998-Lenny-Bruce:-Swear-to-Tell-the-Truth (Other), 1972-Lenny-Bruce-Without-Tears (Sound), 2006-E!-True-Hollywood-Story (Other), 1972-Lenny-Bruce-Without-Tears (Other), 1967-Lenny-Bruce-in-'Lenny-Bruce' (Writer), 1953-Dance-Hall-Racket (Writer), 1953-Dance-Hall-Racket (Performer), 1967-Lenny-Bruce-in-'Lenny-Bruce' (in person), 1959-Playboy's-Penthouse (in person), 1959-The-Steve-Allen-Plymouth-Show (in person), 1959-One-Night-Stand:-The-World-of-Lenny-Bruce (in person), 1949-Talent-Scouts (in person), 1954-Dream-Follies (Writer), 1954-Dream-Follies (Performer), 1996-Biography (in person), 1966-The-Pierre-Berton-Show (in person), 1950-Broadway-Open-House (in person), 2011-Looking-for-Lenny (Other), 1990-When-the-Applause-Died (Other), 2011-Stage-Left:-A-Story-of-Theater-in-San-Francisco (Other), 2007-DR2-tema:-Arven-fra-DINS (Other), 2005-Fuck (Other), 1984-A-Toast-to-Lenny (Other), 2006-The-Story-of-Light-Entertainment (Other), 1969-Simon-and-Garfunkel:-Songs-of-America (Other), 2008-Starz-Inside:-In-the-Gutter (Other), 2006-Video-on-Trial (Other), 2004-The-First-Amendment-Project:-No-Joking (Other), 1996-Classic-Stand-Up-Comedy-of-Television (Other)
Lenny - Other (May 26, 1971 - June 24, 1972)
LENNY BRUCE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 08/03/1962 - HFSID 226584LENNY BRUCE Partly Printed Check filled out and signed: "Lenny Bruce," 8x31/8. Beverly Hills, 1962 August 3. Drawn on the Union Bank for $49.65 payable to Southern California Gas Co. "Lenny Bruce" printed in ink above signature. Light bank stamping over signature.
Sale Price $1,020.00
LENNY BRUCE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 12/06/1962 - HFSID 153484LENNY BRUCE. Check filled out and signed: "Lenny Bruce", 5¾x2¾. Chicago, Illinois, 1962 December 6. Check No. 108, drawn on his personal account at The Cosmopolitan National Bank of Chicago, payable to "Cash" for $10.
Sale Price $1,275.00
LENNY BRUCE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 12/20/1962 - HFSID 168992LENNY BRUCE The comedian signs a check with his birth name in Chicago in December 1962 - the month and year he faced prosecutors on obscenity charges in the city. Check signed: "Leonard A. Schneider", 6¼x2¾. Chicago, Illinois, 1962 December 20. Not numbered.
Sale Price $680.00
LENNY BRUCE - CONTRACT SIGNED 09/18/1958 - HFSID 217734LENNY BRUCE He buys a used 1951 Jaguar Mark VII. Party Printed DS: "Lenny Bruce", 1p, 8½x11. Beverly Hills, 1958 September 18. The off-color comedian and satirist bought the car from Crenshaw Sports Cars for $1138.80 with a $640.80 down payment.
Sale Price $1,190.00