Looking for Lenny

Synopsis: Looking for Lenny is an in-depth, controversial documentary that uses Lenny Bruce's legacy to explore the present condition of the fear of words and expression. It also tackles the issue of new limitations that the government and society are placing upon freedom of expression in the artistic and political discourse. It speaks directly to recent attempts by political figures to instill fear into American society by labeling, manipulating, and inflaming people's fear of the spoken word.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Elan Gale
Production: Gravitas
65 min

and hostile?

Well, let's see, I'll...

[Audience laughs]

I'll make an airplane,

that's good.

I'll make a Lancaster.

Good structural design.

I'll get the balsa wood,

I'll sand it here.

I'll cut that off,

I'll get the struts now.

Now I'll get

a little airplane glue,

I'll rub it on

the rag and, uh...


Hey now,

it's a nutty plane here.

I'm getting loaded.

Is this possible,

loaded on airplane glue?

Maybe it's just stuffy

in here,

I'll call my dog over.


[Audience laughs]

Flicker, come here, darling,

and smell this rag.

Smell it,

you freaky little doggy.

Smell that rag, flicker.




It worked.

I'm the Louis pasteur

of junkiedom.

I'm out of my skull


Well, there's much work

to be done now.

Horses hooves

to melt down,

noses to get ready,

cut to

the toy store.

Any toy store,

any hobby shop.

It might be your kid

who walked in that day.


Hello, Mr. schindler.

Nice store you got here.

Give me a nickel's worth

of pencils

and a big boy tablet,

and some erasers

and 2,000 tubes

of airplane glue.

[Audience laughs]

I loved his work.

He was brilliant.

And whenever I was

on the road

and he was in town,

I would rush over

and hear him.

We worked together

extensively starting

at gene Norman's club

on the strip, the crescendo.

And we were

the house comedians.

It was upstairs.

Lenny would be working

under, say, Peggy Lee

or jeri Southern.

Downstairs I'd be with

count basie or Stan kenton.

So we were together

all the time.

We were together

after the show

at the gaiety delicatessen.

We knew each other

pretty well.

We got to know Lenny.

We got to see

Lenny working.

And we enjoyed his work.

You know, we thought him

a pretty good comedian.

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Elan Gale

Elan Gale (born October 27, 1983) is a television producer, best known for his work on the series The Bachelor. He has also produced The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Bachelor in Paradise and High School Reunion. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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