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Ephraim London papers, 1940-1975

Series I: Leonard Alfred Schneider (aka Lenny Bruce) v. People of the State of New York,, 1960-1967

Series I holds records from London's defense of Lenny Bruce in 1964. Files of correspondence consist of letters between attorneys, and also notes and telegrams between the lawyers and the defendant. There are notes pertaining to the defense witnesses, who included leading cultural figures. Also present is courtroom testimony, as well as typed transcripts from some of Bruce's live performances. Legal documents track the case through the decision and part of the appeals process, and follow the attorneys' attempts to recoup their fees, even after their client's untimely death.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Bills and Receipts, 1963-1965

Box 1 Folder 2 Brennan, London & Buttenwieser v. Leonard Schneider (aka Lenny Bruce),, 1964-1967

Box 1 Folder 3 Clippings--Newspaper, 1960-1964

Box 1 Folder 4 Clippings--Magazine, 1962-1964

Box 1 Folder 5 Correspondence--London and Bruce, 1964

Box 1 Folder 6 Correspondence--General, 1964-1969

Box 1 Folder 7 Court Documents, 1964

Box 1 Folder 8 Court Documents--Drafts, 1964

Box 1 Folder 9 Decision and Opinion, 1964

Box 2 Folder 1 Exhibits, 1959-1963

Box 2 Folder 2 Legal Research, 1964

Box 2 Folder 3 People of California v. Lenny Bruce, 1963-1964

Box 2 Folder 4 Performance Transcripts, 1964

Box 2 Folder 5 Trial Notes, 1964

Box 2 Folder 6 Trial Transcripts, 1964

Box 3 Folder 1 Witnesses, 1962-1965