Lot 77 of 202:
Lenny Bruce calls Hugh Hefner mentally ill liar  

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Estimate:
$700 - $1,000

Title:
Telegram from Lenny Bruce to Jack Sobel, about business matters, calling Hugh Hefner a mentally ill compulsive liar
Author:
Bruce, Lenny
Place:
Hollywood, CA
Publisher:
Date:
July 25 [c.1961-2]
Description:

Four telegram sheets. Each 15.5x21 cm (6¼x8¼").

Bruce telegraphs his agent and manager Jack Sobel about trouble with payment from Hugh Hefner, "When I suspected Hugh Hefner was lying you told me no worry when Paul Krasner told Hefner ‘everything they said is true. 2500 is yours.’  Then I didn’t get the 2500. ...I definitely want to know … how you can deny Hugh Hefner is a liar... Similar to all mentally ill people who are compulsive liars they are dangerous, and since he has a huge ego problem, if you thwart him he is liable because of embarrassment to chuck the whole deal even if it hurts him. Whatever you do don’t call him a liar. Just fight business style to get me a bigger paperback percentage and let him know 'n a cute way that the considerable advance to Krassner 'covered the room and board’…"

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Condition:
Paper darkened, as is common with telegrams, punchholes in top margin, very good.
 
Item number:
304376
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