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Correspondence and other papers pertaining to Lenny Bruce's drug case

Title
Correspondence and other papers pertaining to Lenny Bruce's drug case, 1959-1962.
Author
Cohen, Maxwell T., 1908-

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Additional Authors
Bruce, Lenny.
Description
1 portfolio.
Subjects
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Barbara Cohen-Stratyner and Rachel Val Cohen, daughters of Max Cohen,
Call Number
*T-Mss 2008-010
OCLC
314129993
Author
Cohen, Maxwell T., 1908-
Title
Correspondence and other papers pertaining to Lenny Bruce's drug case, 1959-1962.
Summary
Correspondence between Lenny Bruce and Maxwell Cohen pertain primarily to their efforts to fight a narcotics case in Philadelphia in 1961. Bruce's letters are originals: typed or handwritten, while Cohen's are typed carbons. Also contains clippings and copies of some of Bruce's prescriptions from doctors.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Biography
Max Cohen, lawyer, professor and author, frequently worked with jazz musicians and other performers who needed to vacate drug-related arrests in order to be licensed to perform in nightclubs. Cohen led the suit to overturn the NYC cabaret or "police card." Comedian Lenny Bruce was one of his clients then, and in a narcotics case in Philadelphia in 1961.
Source
Gift: Barbara Cohen-Stratyner and Rachel Val Cohen, daughters of Max Cohen, 2008.
Added Author
Bruce, Lenny.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 2008-010
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