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Lenny Bruce plans to do Chicago  

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Correspondence between Lenny Bruce and Alan Ribback, owner of the Gate of Horn night club in Chicago

Bruce, Lenny & Alan Ribback

Los Angeles & Chicago




Three typed letters: two from Lenny Bruce to Alan Ribback, on Bruce's memo letterhead (unsigned carbon file copies); one from Alan Ribback to Lenny Bruce, on The Gate Horn letterhead, signed Alan.

Bruce writes: . “I’m sure to get busted…if the Mafia can flourish there, a cop’s promotion would be no sweat. I’m liberal and all for advances - but just for niggers, not Irish people. … if this is to [sic] abstract for you, I’ll draw pictures for you and have you beaten up, Kikeo!” …. Horn offers to have Bruce appear on a CBS radio show to publicize the engagement. Bruce responds: “…and only for one thin dime, a 10th of a dollaaaah….if the people see the geek on T.V., they will not pay money to see him in a club and 25% of my audience are curiosity seekers. I will not do any interviews with any newspapermen, magazines, radio and T.V.  [You] can do a great service by structuring the refusals in a delightful manner so as not to offend. Sotto-vocce - ‘He may yell mother-fucker anytime - he won’t care if it’s radio.!” 

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