Piero Heliczer – Ephemera

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SECTION E:
This index includes announcements and catalogues from the Dead Language Press, plus flyers for readings and film screenings


1. Dead Language Press Announcements and Catalogues

A. WHY ARE YOU LOOKING ASKANCE IM JUST TRYING TO SHOUT
Paris: Dead Language, c. 1959
First edition, postcard, 3.8″ x 6″, letterpress printed by Piero Heliczer. The card prints a short text by Piero Heliczer about his press, and provides current and forthcoming titles with prices of its early publications.

B. THE DEAD LANGUAGE DIXHUIT RUE DESCARTES PARIS
ph_dl1ph_dl2Paris: Dead Language, c. 1959
First edition, notecard, 4.5″ x 8.25″, letterpress printed on both sides. Lists Dead Language publications, 1957-1959.


C. PURCELL FESTIVAL M.CM.L.IX.
Paris: The Dead Language, 1959
First edition, flyer, 4.5″ x 8.25″, letterpress printed. Announces a festival “to be held in paris the second week of july to celebrate henry purcells three hundredth birthday…organised by the dead language”. Text in English and French.

FOLDING CHAIR OF THE PRINTING MASTER
ph_foldingchairParis: The Dead Language, 1963
First edition, saddle-stapled in illustrated wrappers, 5″ x 5″, 4 pages, letterpress printed. Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley. Catalog of items printed by the Dead Language Press: GIRL BODY, A PULP MAGAZINE…, YOU COULD HEAR THE SNOW MELTING…, STRAIGHT (OPENING SECTION), WEDNESDAY PAPER, & I DREAMT I SHOT ARROWS…, YEAR.


2. Flyers for Readings and Film Screenings

A. (flyer) DEAD LANGUAGE / LE SOLEIL DANS LA TETE
Paris: Dead Language, c. 1959
First edition, cardstock flyer, 6.25″ x 11″, letterpress printed. Probably an announcement for a reading at the bookshop-gallery, Le Soleil Dans La Tete.

B. APRIL FOOLS SHOW
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Flyer for showing of Heliczer films at the Kenmore Square Cinema (Boston?).






C. CHRISTMAS SHOW
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Flyer for showing of Heliczer films THE AUTUMN FEAST, DIRT, JOAN OF ARC, VENUS IN FURS, SATISFACTION at the Elgin Cinema.




D. EASTER SHOW
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Flyer for showing of Stan Brakhage’s film MOTH LIGHT, Heliczer’s films ROBIN HOOD (avant premiere), VENUS IN FURS, SATISFACTION, JOAN OF ARC, THE STONE AGE, THE PLAYS OF PIERO HELICZER (avant premiere) benefitting the Paris Filmmakers Cooperative at the Bleecker Street Cinema.

E. NEW YEAR SHOW
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Flyer for showing of the world premier of Heliczer’s film THE STONE AGE, Warhol’s COUCH, and Tony Conrad’s THE FLICKER at the Bleecker Street Cinema benefitting the Paris Filmmakers Cooperative.