Lenny Bruce Falls Out a Hotel Window
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April 1, 1965, Vol. X, No. 24
While giving an imitation of "Superjew," Lenny Bruce fell 40 feet out of a San Francisco hotel window Monday. The 38-year-old comedian broke his arm and suffered possible back injuries. After emergency treatment the hospital described his condition as "good."
Bruce is currently free on bail pending appeal of his obscenity conviction as the result of a performance at the Cafe Au Go Go last year.
The experience of consciousness expansion through LSD will be simulated through films, slides, and music at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, April 5, at the Village Vanguard. Newsweek drama critic Richard Gilman will moderate a discussion of LSD afterward.
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