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Love letter to Lenny Bruce

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Love letter to Lenny Bruce

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Heading: (Correspondence)
Author: Mendez, Lynn
Title: Letter to Lenny Bruce from Lynn Mendez, recounting her visit to Bruce when he was a patient at Cedars of Lebanon hospital in Los Angeles, and expressing her love for Bruce
Place Published: [San Francisco?]
Publisher:
Date Published: 23857
Description:


Autograph letter, signed Lynn, 2 pp., on rectos of 2 sheets of writing paper.



Handwritten love note to Lenny Bruce when he was a patient at Cedars of Lebanon hospital in Los Angeles. Bruce was flown there from San Francisco after he fell [or jumped] from the second floor of a North Beach hotel, fracturing a small bone near his hip joint. "It's a good thing I came to see you Friday cause they busted Off Broadway Friday noon. ... Fucking police cocksuckers... Lenny I love you and everything and what more can I write, except that I am yours with Love Forever...XX-OO" We have been unable to identify Mendez -- but she feels lucky to have been visiting Bruce when the nightclub was busted so she may have been one of the dancers at the Club and using a stage name; she omits her own address and provides Bruce with that of her mother and sister, neither of whom have surname Mendez. And, Bruce felt this letter significant enough to hold onto. Lynn has graced her closing with two lipstick kisses.

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Some creasing, very good.
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Love letter to Lenny Bruce

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Jun 13, 2019
Starting Price $150
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Lot 0020 Details

Description
...
Heading: (Correspondence)
Author: Mendez, Lynn
Title: Letter to Lenny Bruce from Lynn Mendez, recounting her visit to Bruce when he was a patient at Cedars of Lebanon hospital in Los Angeles, and expressing her love for Bruce
Place Published: [San Francisco?]
Publisher:
Date Published: 23857
Description:


Autograph letter, signed Lynn, 2 pp., on rectos of 2 sheets of writing paper.



Handwritten love note to Lenny Bruce when he was a patient at Cedars of Lebanon hospital in Los Angeles. Bruce was flown there from San Francisco after he fell [or jumped] from the second floor of a North Beach hotel, fracturing a small bone near his hip joint. "It's a good thing I came to see you Friday cause they busted Off Broadway Friday noon. ... Fucking police cocksuckers... Lenny I love you and everything and what more can I write, except that I am yours with Love Forever...XX-OO" We have been unable to identify Mendez -- but she feels lucky to have been visiting Bruce when the nightclub was busted so she may have been one of the dancers at the Club and using a stage name; she omits her own address and provides Bruce with that of her mother and sister, neither of whom have surname Mendez. And, Bruce felt this letter significant enough to hold onto. Lynn has graced her closing with two lipstick kisses.

Condition
...
Some creasing, very good.

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