1961 Lenny Bruce Being Checked at the Police Station Photo Print – Historic Prints
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Digitally Restored and Enhanced 1961 Lenny Bruce Photo Print - The Arrest of Standup Comedian Lenny Bruce Poster - Photo of Lenny Bruce at Police Station
Digitally Restored and Enhanced 1961 Lenny Bruce Photo Print - The Arrest of Standup Comedian Lenny Bruce Poster - Photo of Lenny Bruce at Police Station
Digitally Restored and Enhanced 1961 Lenny Bruce Photo Print - The Arrest of Standup Comedian Lenny Bruce Poster - Photo of Lenny Bruce at Police Station
Digitally Restored and Enhanced 1961 Lenny Bruce Photo Print - The Arrest of Standup Comedian Lenny Bruce Poster - Photo of Lenny Bruce at Police Station
Digitally Restored and Enhanced 1961 Lenny Bruce Photo Print - The Arrest of Standup Comedian Lenny Bruce Poster - Photo of Lenny Bruce at Police Station
Digitally Restored and Enhanced 1961 Lenny Bruce Photo Print - The Arrest of Standup Comedian Lenny Bruce Poster - Photo of Lenny Bruce at Police Station
Digitally Restored and Enhanced 1961 Lenny Bruce Photo Print - The Arrest of Standup Comedian Lenny Bruce Poster - Photo of Lenny Bruce at Police Station
Digitally Restored and Enhanced 1961 Lenny Bruce Photo Print - The Arrest of Standup Comedian Lenny Bruce Poster - Photo of Lenny Bruce at Police Station
Digitally Restored and Enhanced 1961 Lenny Bruce Photo Print - The Arrest of Standup Comedian Lenny Bruce Poster - Photo of Lenny Bruce at Police Station
Digitally Restored and Enhanced 1961 Lenny Bruce Photo Print - The Arrest of Standup Comedian Lenny Bruce Poster - Photo of Lenny Bruce at Police Station
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1961 Lenny Bruce Photo Print - The Arrest of Standup Comedian Lenny Bruce Poster - Photo of Lenny Bruce at Police Station

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  • HISTORIC PHOTO REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1961 Lenny Bruce Photo Print. Our museum quality prints are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order photos are made in the USA and each print is inspected for quality. This historic photo is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage photos look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
  • MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality photo print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper photos. We use high-end printing equipment with professional quality photo paper and ink. Our professional’s choice semi-gloss paper displays images beautifully.
  • A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1961 The Arrest of Lenny Bruce Photo Print. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic photo and its significance.
  • READY TO FRAME: This unframed print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our photos are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each photo is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid envelope/tube. The Historic Prints logo watermark will not appear in the printed photo.
  • HISTORIX: We love history and art. Sometimes old photos have tears, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance photos while keeping its historical character. All our photos are proudly made in the USA. Looking for a specific photo size? Please contact us. Customers all over the world love our vintage photos and we know you will too.

 

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One of the most influential American stand-up comedians and early provocateur Lenny Bruce is captured here, being searched by police following a performance and subsequent arrest in 1961. The arrest occurred after Bruce performed at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco and remains one of the most iconic images of the comedian. His performance that evening got him arrested for charges of obscenity. Ultimately, Bruce was acquitted of these charges. However, this notoriety brought scrutiny from other law enforcement agencies and would result in his arrest for similar charges for the remainder of the decade. Bruce's controversial brand of comedy was groundbreaking and indicative of the cultural transformation that the United States was undergoing during the 1950s and 1960s.

Bruce served in the United States Navy at the age of 16 and was active aboard the USS Brooklyn in Northern Africa and Italy. During his time in the Navy, he began performing for fellow sailors and would subsequently earn a dishonorable discharge in 1945. He served in the merchant marines during the Korean war before moving to New York City to pursue a career in comedy. The city had a thriving comedy scene, and at first, Bruce struggled to set himself apart from other generic performers.

When Bruce changed his set from the more traditional style, others performed and started expressing his views and controversial thoughts, he began to get noticed. This photograph remains one of the most recognizable portrayals of this influential performer who created a lasting mark on American culture.

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