Lenny Bruce’s Obscenity Trial Challenged

One of the most influential stand-ups in history, Lenny Bruce burst onto the stage in the 1950s, forever replacing comedy with his free-form, no-holds-barred performances. His caustic social commentary made him a legend. But it also targeted him for his critics and law enforcement, leading to a notorious arrest in 1964 that put both Bruce […]

Chris Farley

With a loud voice, as far as possible according to his routine, take out the physicality and pensions and then move on a bit, Chris Farley gave out-of-control characters that made him a comedy star. But his push-a-envelope approach also pervaded real life, with an incomparable appetite for food, alcohol and drugs. His death, from […]

The Final Days of John Belushi

A big story of fame, drugs, and death played its final scene at one of Hollywood’s least-important, private dwellings. How much of the news media chose to present the shocking death of actor John Belushi on March 5, 1982, was in a bungalow in Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California. One of the founding players […]

The True Story of Elton John and John Reid

As the lover of Elton John in the early 1970s, John Reid witnessed the arrival of one of the world’s greatest entertainers. As John’s manager for 28 years, Reid had a fortune that he would often be like John, reportedly grand on trinkets, travel, clothes and homes. Reid is prominently featured in the big-screen musical […]

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