Lot 6 of 202:
Lenny Bruce writes to Melvin Belli  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$600
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Significant letter from Lenny Bruce to attorney Melvin Belli regarding both personal and legal matters
Author:
Bruce, Lenny
Place:
Los Angeles
Publisher:
Date:
December 4, 1962
Description:

One page, retained typed carbon, unsigned, on Bruce's South Doheny Drive letterhead.

Bruce begins with reference to a Melvin Belli sexual encounter, "Please don’t fuck me around. Did that chick, the seventeen year old goddess that you asked for seconds on (so I don’t assume she gave you a dose) - She said that you said ‘Lenny doesn’t have to worry’… But you telling her that is like I would tell some chick before I come… ’Yeah, I’ll take you to Vegas with Me.’  I never played the pimp before so I have that coming but don’t do me dirty…”  He later states that "I'm going to use a competent attorney but he hasn't got the strength that you have. Move the dates for the assault and the narcotics trial to somewhere between the 17th and 27th of December!..."

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Condition:
Some creasing, punch holes and wear in upper margin; very good.
 
Item number:
304327
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