Lenny Bruce Signed Personal Check for Legal bills Greatest Comedian of All Time PSA/DNA

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.

Offered is a signed personal check made out to and signed on the back by his mother, Sally Marr dated February 17, 1965 for $800 that he notes at the top, “To my mother for repayment of loan for legal bills”

Bruce was arrested several times over the course of his career, fighting for his right to free speech on stage.  On February 11, 1965 Bruce Filed a second civil action for damages against the district attorney’s offices in NY for allegedly violating his constitutional rights.  So this check may be payment to his mother for the legal work on this matter.

Historical piece from one of the funniest people of all time and whose life tragically ended too early.

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Lenny Bruce Signed Personal Check for Legal bills Greatest Comedian of All Time PSA/DNA