If he were still alive, Lenny Bruce would have turned 84 today. To honor the late legendary comedian, his daughter Kitty is overseeing the auctioning off more than 25 items of memorabilia from his estate to raise money for Lenny's House, a non-profit shelter for women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
Want to inspect the Lenny Bruce auction items; among them, this black trench coat? Bidding opens today and ends Oct. 28, with a benefit show that night at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood, with performances by Richard Lewis, Paul Mooney, Rick Overton, Paul Provenza and Bobby Slayton. Info and tickets for that show here.
“For more than 40 years, I held onto these items, but I am happy to let them go because it will help so many,” Kitty Bruce said. “I also wanted to honor my father’s memory in a way that will change lives. And with Lenny’s House, I have never felt so right about anything in my entire life. And in these times we need to help each other and those who cannot help themselves.”