Rare Lenny Bruce Memorabilia Up For Auction On October 13th, the 84th birthday of legendary icon Lenny Bruce, there will be an auction of rare memorabilia consisting of more than 25 items from his Estate, overseen by his daughter, Kitty Bruce.
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Rare Lenny Bruce Memorabilia
Goes Up For Auction Benefit Lenny’s House
On October 13th, the 84th birthday of legendary icon Lenny Bruce, there will be an auction of rare memorabilia consisting of more than 25 items from his Estate, overseen by his daughter, Kitty Bruce.
The auction is being held to raise funds for Lenny’s House, a non-profit recovery house for women healing from drug and alcohol addictions.
Among the items going up for auction are Bruce family photos, personal letters, a typewriter from his early years, his bedroom set and one of his trademark trench coats which he was so famous for being arrested in. This is the first time the Estate has ever auctioned off any of its items.
Bidding for the internet based auction will start on Tuesday, October 13th and conclude on Wednesday, October 28th. Complete auctions details and registration are available at www.lennybruceofficial.com
Besides items from the Lenny Bruce Estate, numerous celebrity friends and supporters have also contributed items for auction. They include: Yoko Ono, Hugh Hefner, Jonathan Winters, Elizabeth Taylor, Chris Rock, Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, Carl Reiner, Clarence Clemens, Penn & Teller, Richard Belzer and Arianna Huffington.
Kitty Bruce remarked, “For more than 40 years, I held on these items, but I am happy to let them go because it will help so many.”
Bruce continued, “I also wanted to honor my father’s memory in a way that will change lives. And with Lenny’s House, I have never felt so right about anything in my entire life. And in these times we need to help each other and those who cannot help themselves.”
The auction bidding will conclude on October 28th which is the same day that a comedy benefit will take place at the famed Laugh Factory Comedy Club in West Hollywood, California with comedian Richard Lewis headlining.