Lenny Bruce auction begins Oct. 13

By | October 7, 2009 at 5:48 pm | No comments | News | Tags: ,

Lenny BruceLenny Bruce lives! Well, at least, his stuff does. From Oct. 13 – 28, fans of the original blue-streak comedian can bid on a few of the man’s rare collectibles and personal items, including, “Bruce family photos, personal letters, a type writer from his early years, his bedroom set and one of his trademark trench coats which he was so famous for being arrested in,” according to a release on the auction.

The event is to be overseen by the late comedian’s daughter, Kitty Bruce. All proceeds go to benefit Lenny’s House, an organization that assists women recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. Bruce died from a morphine overdose in 1966.

Items from celebrity friends of Lenny’s House like Elizabeth Taylor, Penn and Teller, Hugh Hefner and Chris Rock have also been donated for the auction alongside memorabilia from the Bruce estate.

Complete registration details are available at: lennybruceofficial.com

About the Author

Emma Kat Richardson

Emma Kat Richardson is a Detroit native who received her BA in professional writing and women and gender studies from Elizabethtown College in 2008. Her journalism and feature writing has been published in Alternative Press, Bitch, Punchline Magazine, Bookslut, and Real Detroit Weekly.