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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