Lenny Bruce auction begins Oct. 13

Lenny BruceLenny Bruce lives! Well, at least, his stuff does. From Oct. 13 – 28, fans of the original blue-streak comedian can bid on a few of the man’s rare collectibles and personal items, including, “Bruce family photos, personal letters, a type writer from his early years, his bedroom set and one of his trademark trench coats which he was so famous for being arrested in,” according to a release on the auction.

The event is to be overseen by the late comedian’s daughter, Kitty Bruce. All proceeds go to benefit Lenny’s House, an organization that assists women recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. Bruce died from a morphine overdose in 1966.

Items from celebrity friends of Lenny’s House like Elizabeth Taylor, Penn and Teller, Hugh Hefner and Chris Rock have also been donated for the auction alongside memorabilia from the Bruce estate.

Complete registration details are available at: lennybruceofficial.com

Emma Kat Richardson

Emma Kat Richardson is a Detroit native and freelance writer living in Austin, Texas. Her work has appeared in xoJane.com, Bitch, Alternative Press, Real Detroit Weekly, 944, and Bust.com. She’s enough of a comedy nerd and cat lady to have named her Maine Coon Michael Ian Cat. Follow her on twitter: @emmakat.

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