Iconic Comedian Lenny Bruce Booked in 1963 on Heroin Charges Original Press Photo

Lenny Bruce (D. 1966) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, and satirist. He was renowned for his open, free-style and critical form of comedy which integrated satire, politics, religion, sex, and vulgarity. His 1964 conviction in an obscenity trial was followed by a posthumous pardon, the first in the history of New York state, by then-Governor George Pataki in 2003. Bruce is renowned for paving the way for future outspoken counterculture-era comedians, and his trial for obscenity is seen as a landmark for freedom of speech in the United States. In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him third (behind disciples Richard Pryor and George Carlin) on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.

Gorgeous 1963 photograph of comedian Lenny Bruce leaving a court room after being ordered to undergo a psychological examination after a heroin conviction. Issued a few years later and then file stamped from 1971, this is a high grade 10” x 8” (in size) example  



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Iconic Comedian Lenny Bruce Booked in 1963 on Heroin Charges Original Press Photo