Photographs Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Series 1
Level of Description


  • 1928-1997, undated (Creation)


  • Content Description

    This series contains photographs relating to Lenny Bruce in his lifetime as well as people and other things associated with him. The photographs are arranged approximately by date and divided into sub series: “Lenny Bruce” contains photographs of Lenny alone, including headshots, his mug shot, and images from his trial. “Lenny Bruce and Kitty Bruce” includes photos of family vacations, trips to the circus and professional shots with only Kitty. “Lenny Bruce and Honey Bruce” includes wedding photos, vacation photos, and a scene from their act together. “Lenny Bruce and Family” includes Lenny with multiple family members including his mother Sally Marr, his father and stepmother Myron and Dorothy Schneider, as well as Honey and Kitty. Also included are family photo albums, and family photographs that don’t include Lenny and/or are after he has passed. “Lenny Bruce and Others” are photographs of Lenny at clubs and performances, with friends and colleagues, and some of his trial. Lastly, “Other photographs” contains photographs that are related to Lenny, like a sculpture, billboards and marquees, as well as contain photographs of other people that aren’t immediately identified as family members. The materials included are photographs and negatives, with some slides and negative disks.