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The Lenny Bruce Performance Film


Those seeking proof of the much-vaunted brilliance of the highly influential nightclub comic Lenny Bruce will probably be disappointed by Lenny Bruce: Performance Film. Shot in grainy black-and-white, this film was made at the tail end of Lenny's career, shortly before his death in 1966. By this time, Bruce had been unhinged by excessive drug abuse and by his many arrests for obscenity. Instead of striving for laughs, he rambles on bitterly and sometimes incoherently about his run-ins with the law and...more