Lenny Bruce: Without Tears

Lenny Bruce, Steve Allen, Nat Hentoff (starring)
Fred Baker (director, screenwriter, narrator)
Barbara Baker, John Parsons (screenwriters)

N.p. Fred Baker Films, Circa 1972. Vintage one sheet poster for the little-seen 1972 documentary. At 25 x 38 inches, a bit smaller than the standard one sheet poster size of 27 x 41 inches..

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.

Made by Bruce's longtime friend, filmmaker, actor, screenwriter, and jazz musician Fred Baker.

25 x 38 inches, Folded as Issued. Light edgewear else Near Fine.

[Book #160796]