Lenny Bruce: A Selected Bibliography

Books & Periodicals

Barry, Julian.  Lenny (Grove Press, 1971).

Bruce, Lenny.  How to Talk Dirty and Influence People (Playboy Press, 1965).

Collins, K. L. & Skover, David.  The Trials of Lenny Bruce: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon (Sourcebooks, 2002).
Garbus, Martin.  Ready for the Defense ((Farrar, Straus, 1971)

Garbus, Martin & Cohen, Stanley.  Tough Talk: How I Fought for Writers, Comics, Bigots, and the American Way (Times Books, 1998).
Goldman, Albert.  Ladies and Gentlemen--Lenny Bruce! (Random House, 1974).
Kofsky, Frank.  Lenny Bruce: The Comedian as Social Critic and Secular Moralist (Monad Press, 1974).
Kuh, Richard.  Foolish Figleaves? Pornography in--and out of--Court (Macmillan, 1967).
Morgenstern, Joe.  "Lenny Lives!"  Playboy (August 1991).

Thomas, William Karl.  Lenny Bruce: The Making of a Prophet (Archon, 1989).


The Lenny Bruce Performance Film

Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (Weide, Robert, producer; aired on HBO)(1998)

Lenny (Worth, Marvin, producer; United Artists)(1974)

Lenny Bruce: Without Tears (Abrams, Daniel, producer; Atlantic, 1971)

The Law, Language and Lenny Bruce (Warner-Spector, 1974)(LP)
Lenny Bruce: American (Fantasy Records, 1962) (LP)

Lenny Bruce: Carnegie Hall (United Artist Records, 1972)(2 LPs)
Lenny Bruce Is Out Again (Philles Records, 1965)(LP)

Lenny Bruce, Live 1962: Busted! (Viper's Nest Records, 1995)(CD)

Lenny Bruce Originals, Volumes I & II (Fantasy, 1991)(CDs)
The Sick Humor of Lenny Bruce (Fantasy Records, 1959)(LP)

To Is a Preposition; Come is a Verb (Knitting Factory, 2000)(CD)
The Trials of Lenny Bruce (one-hour CD accompanying the Collins & Skover book, narrated by Nat Hentoff)(2002)

Cases & Transcript Excerpts
People v Bruce, 202 N. E. 2d 497 (Ill. 1964)(decision of Illinois Supreme Court reversing Bruce's conviction in the Gate of Horn obscenity trial).
People v Solomon, 255 N. E. 2d 720 (N. Y. 1970)(decision of New York's highest court affirming the reversal of Bruce's co-defendant in the Cafe Au Go Go obscenity trial).
American Jury Trials, Volume 10, pp. 232-249 (1965)(testimony of Dorothy Kilgallen in the Cafe Au Go Go obscenity trial).

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