Ladies and Gentlemen, Lenny Bruce! : Albert Goldman, : : Blackwell'sLeonard Alfred Schneider October 13, — August 3, , better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce , was an American stand-up comedian , social critic , and satirist. He was renowned for his open, freestyle, and critical form of comedy which integrated satire, politics, religion, sex, and vulgarity. Bruce is renowned for paving the way for future outspoken counterculture era comedians, and his trial for obscenity is seen as a landmark for freedom of speech in the United States. Mepham High School. His British -born father, Myron Mickey Schneider, was a shoe clerk, and the two saw each other very infrequently. Bruce's mother, Sally Marr legal name Sadie Schneider, born Sadie Kitchenberg , was a stage performer and had an enormous influence on Bruce's career. In May , after a comedic performance for his shipmates in which he was dressed in drag , his commanding officers became upset.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Lenny Bruce!!
But where Bruce's Jewish psychology is concerned, the advantage lies not with the consumer but with the purveyor, which is about Lb most serious fault I find with this biography biopsy of Lenny Bruce, Goldman doesn't waste the reader's. In the absence of an ind. Though perhaps a smidge over-long it's pages or so. Sketch comedy film starring Blok Pryor.Will usually ship within 1 business day of receiving cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab. Archived from the original on April 2, Literary Agent. Goodreads Librari .
Thank you. Her gruce work was a dead end so was Bruce'sbut out of that compost grew the buds of a flourishing school. He was renowned for his o. He mocked the WASP nuclear family; priests; law enforcement; the justice system.
Two things about Lenny Bruce's life really stuck out for me in this book. Email address:. Chicago Reader. True Crime.
Brilliant in both writing and research. Please try again. Where Lenny was brutalized, Harvey Weinstein got away with acting out his sickest and most degrading fantasies in private for decad. He mocked the WASP nuclear family; priests; law enforcement; the justice system.
Enlarge cover. Published January 1st by Penguin Books first published Paul MN in the mid-seventies. Gentlemn even manages to view the matter with a fresh and funny eye. To such an audience, perhaps; but not to any other.
Thank you! Lenny Bruce the self-destruct funnyman with the whiplash tongue, the needle, the Jewish obsession with toilets, the Oedipal hang-up on Mama Sally, the compulsive exhibitionist parading bare-assed in the burlesque houses. Lenny Bruce the Con Man, sweet-talking the Doctor Feelgoods into prescribing all those uppers and downers, playing pimp for Honey, the stripper wife he adored, wheedling, wheedling from everyone: money, fame, dope, love. Lenny Bruce the sick, bloated fat man doing a number with death, ripping off Phil Specter and Allen Ginsburg, and cops and judges across the land, waving the Bill of Rights and croaking that his freedom of speech was being fucked with, fully believing by the end that pumped-up, self-serving hipster myth ""that everything he did was aimed at demolishing the old uptight, fullashit society. If he didn't exist Goldman and Schiller would have had to invent him. As a matter of fact, it's hard to be sure that Goldman and Schiller, the perfect hipper-than-thou biographers, didn't invent him. Because you see, everything, but everything Lenny does, thinks, feels, says, becomes in this frenzied book just one more routine, a bit, a gig.
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Visit store. Goldman's research is exhaustive and he's not as hostile towards Bruce as he would later be towards Elvis and John Lennon. Goldman would retain control over the writing, while drawing on the substantial material Schiller had already written; thus evolved the odd description of the authorship on this book's title page. Non Fiction.