Lenny Bruce Without Tears

New York: Fred Baker Films, 1972. Original one sheet poster for the little-seen 1972 documentary.

The second documentary to be produced on Bruce after his death in 1966, though the first, "Lenny Bruce in 'Lenny Bruce' (1967), was basically a film of a single performance. Baker's film combines footage of Bruce from "The Steve Allen Show," audio-only clips, an interview by Nat Hentoff with a broken-down Bruce near the end of his life, and the infamous video footage of Bruce dead in his bathroom of an overdose. A brutal and non-judgmental examination of the man who changed not only the nature of comedy, but the nature of performance itself.

27 x 41 inches, folded. Fine.

[Book #127585]

Price: $750.00