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Lenny Bruce

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Lenny Bruce

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Auction Date:2017 Jan 11 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
Handwritten letter addressed to Lenny Bruce from his former agent Jack Sobel, four pages, 4 x 6, no date, in full: “I do not want to become involved with any more of your activities—you handle London any way you want to—but without me—Don’t send any tapes to me—As a matter of fact, why don’t you get one of your many lawyers or many friends to handle the Fantasy & Atlantic deals directly. I do not want to continue any longer in handling these matters. I will advise Paul Marshall of this change when I have breakfast with him this Friday morning. I will tell him you are still vitally interested in closing the deal—but, that I am out.—What kind of bull–shit are you throwing at me? Once, you praised the London deal as the most important recent step in your career—now, you claim ‘mismanagement.’—I can’t keep up with your changing moods and I don’t need these kind of problems. So, let’s just forget it—And to add salt to the wound—I understand that you have been trying to find ground to sue me—1.) Once in June through Zaidins and 2) in September through Lazar.—” Sobel adds a postscript, “You can close the Hefner deal yourself—and if you wind up ahead on money one day, you still owe me $758.89—.” Letter is stapled to another typed letter, one page, embossed The Establishment letterhead, dated November 7, 1962, regarding the procurement of off-the-market pills, the cost of an ‘E’ Type Jaguar, and a series of London shows in February of the following year. Includes a two-page Western Union Telegram from Sobel to Bruce, postmarked August 15, 1961, in part: “Am currently negotiating deal hard cover edition How to Talk Dirty book…Concert tour London and Dublin progressing excellently will advise more these matters.” In overall very good to fine condition.

ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed