The door to 534 Broadway: Lenny
used a window.
is the ultimate politically incorrect comedian whose career began and ended
in North Beach. The comedian, whose profanity-laced, politically confrontational
monologues made him the object of public derision and police harassment,
revolutionized stand-up comedy in the U.S. in the 1960s. Among his many
legal battles, Bruce was convicted of obscenity for a November, 1964 performance
in Greenwich Village. New York Governor George Pataki granted Bruce a posthumous
pardon on December 23, 2003. Also among the events in Bruce's tumultuous
life is a 1965 fall from a second story window of the Swiss American Hotel,
III: Bob Fosse's "Lenny"
IV: "The Lenny Bruce Performance Film"