Trials of Lenny Bruce The Fall and Rise of an American Icon

ISBN-10: 1570719861

ISBN-13: 9781570719868

Edition: 2002

Authors: Ronald K. L. Collin, David M. Skover, Nat Hentoff

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Lenny Bruce was one of the leaders of the 'first wave' of the American social & cultural revolution. In the 1960s he so alarmed the American establishment that the largest, most progressive cities in the United States conducted a relentless campaign to imprison & silence him.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

David M. Skover is the Fredric C. Tausend Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law. He teaches, writes and lectures in the fields of federal constitutional law, federal jurisdiction, mass communications theory and the First Amendment. Skover graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Domestic Affairs at Princeton University. He received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Thereafter, he served as a law clerk for Judge Jon O. Newman of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In addition to the books that he has co-authored with Ronald Collins, he is the co-author with Pierre Schlag of Tactics of Legal Reasoning (1986).

Nat Hentoffis an internationally known jazz critic and the only critic ever designated a Jazz Master by the NEA. He is a regular columnist for and theWall Street Journal, the United Media Newspaper Syndicate, and the Cato Institute, where he is a senior fellow. His many books includeJazz Country; Jazz Is; The Jazz Life; Boston Boy: Growing Up with Jazz and Other Rebellious Passions; Living the Bill of Rights; and the forthcomingIs This America?

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CD Track List
Prologue: When Outlaws Become Heroes
People v. Bruce
The Living Dead
Comedy as Commentary
Obscenity or Blasphemy?
From Godfrey to Gazunka!
No Laughing Matter
The Force of an Opinion
Aiding and Abetting
Sweet Victory or Disaster?
Withhold Judgment
Free Speech in North Beach
Holy Howl
What Kindava Show Is It?
You Break It Down by Talking about It
Quickie Trial
Inviting Contempt
You Can't Win a Case Based on "Cocksucker"
The Letter of the Law
Reasonable Doubt
A Throw-Away Line?
Judge and Jury
L.A. Story
Eye Candy
Building Up to The Crescendo
Trouble at The Troubadour
Beverly Hills Justice
Strategies, Satire, and Schizophrenia
Chicago: The Ash Wednesday Trial
The Gate of Horn
"He Mocks the Pope"
Legal Problems Galore
The Right to Make a Fool of Oneself
Lenny the Lawyer
Essential Attacks
Foiled Again
Double Jurisdictional Jeopardy
"We the Jury Find..."
Love Letters
The Great Trio
Appealing Arguments
"There Were Adult Women Present"
What Does It Mean to Be Found Obscene in New York?
The Man from Outer Taste
Mr. First Amendment
Going to Au Go Go
The Sting
More Heat
"Get Me Somebody Who Swings with the First Amendment"
Make-It-or-Break-It Proceedings
The Sick Comedian
Poetic License
The Courtroom of the Absurd: New York, Part II
Standing Room Only
Burt Lancaster for the Prosecution
Where Do We Go from Here?
Religions, Inc.
Curtain Call at The Cork 'n Bib
An Anthro-Lingual-Philo-Jurisprudential Scene
Esteemed Enthusiasts
Attacking the Person and Performance
Court Adjourned: New York, Part III
Gifts From on High
A Cast of Critics
Censorship Debate and Courtroom Drama
Playing the Court
A Court Opinion Unfit to Be Printed
Victory in Illinois
Civil Rights and Uncivil Words
"The Jew Is Not Remorseful"
Island Retreat
The Path to Vindication
High Hopes, Painful Flops
White Christmas
"For My Part, Go to Hell"
The Specter of a Rebel
"I'm Going to Die This Year"
The Wisdom of Solomon
The Resurrection of Lenny Bruce: 1966-1974
Icon and Irony
Essentially Yours
Making Book
The Play's the Thing
Leaving London
Man of the Moment
"He Sees the Law as a Weapon"
Old Foes, New Battles, and Artists
The Ghost of Lenny Bruce
"Feminists Here Split Over an Endorsement of Kuh"
Tempers, Gentlemen
Wide Margins
Cinematic Justice
Ex Officio Judgments
Lenny's Legacy
Community Standards, Then and Again
"Perhaps It Has Been My Fault"
Taking the Fifth
Who Killed Lenny Bruce?
Epilogue: Only Words
Free Speech Zones
Coming Out of the Free Speech Closet
"We Want It Stopped"
"I'm Not a Comedian, I'm Lenny Bruce"
The Lawyers, Judges, and Club Owners
A Free Speech Chronology
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