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This index includes flyers and announcements for readings and film screenings


1. DEAD LANGUAGE / LE SOLEIL DANS LA TETE
Paris: Dead Language, c. 1959
Flyer, 6.25″ x 11″, letterpress printed by Piero Heliczer

Note: An announcement for a reading at the Left Bank bookshop-gallery, Le Soleil Dans La Tête. The text reads: “burroughs heliczer horovitz maclise norse & om in dead languages last poem session two xiii. & viv. august ix. pm soleil dans la tete 10 rue vaugirard”.

2. PIERO HELICZER WILL READ HIS POEMS
London: Gallery Bookshop, 1961
Flyer, 5″ x 7.75″, offset printed

Note: announces a poetry reading by Piero Heliczer at the Gallery Bookshop, Soho, London on December 9, 1961. Illustrated with the same photograph by Ph. Mechanicus that appears in Outburst, No. 2 and on the cover of & I Dreamt I Shot Arrows In My Amazon Bra.

THE DEAD LANGUAGE PRESENTS WM BURROUGHS reading from THE NAKED LUNCH (recorded in paris 1959) & PIERO HELICZER reading his latest book of poems THE FIRST BATTLE OF THE MARNE
New York: Dead Language, 1962
Handbill, 7″ x 14″, letterpress printed by Piero Heliczer

Note: announces a reading on December 16, 1962 at B Flat, 201 Avenue B, New York, “admission one dollar”. Illustrated with the photograph from the front cover of Heliczer’s poetry collection, The First Battle of the Marne, with the same art nouveau decorative border.

THE DEAD LANGUAGE PRESENTS A BENEFIT FOR FLAMING CREATURES / THE FILMS OF SMITH
New York: The Dead Language, 1963
Flyer, 7.5″ x 7″, offset printed

Note: announces screening of Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures on March 9, 1963 at painter Jerry Jofen’s cavernous West 20th Street loft, which, among other things, had a reputation as a shooting gallery.

FIRST RUSHES OF PIERO HELICZERS NEW FILM
New York: Astor Play House, 1965
Flyer, 4.75″ x 5.5″

Note: announces a screening of a new (unnamed) film by Piero Heliczer at the Astor Play House in New York on Friday, July 30, 1965.

NEW YORK UNDERGROUND: 8-HOUR SPECTACLE – APPEARANCE OF THE STARS
New York: Broadway Central Hotel, 1965
Flyer, photocopy printed

Note: announces ‘New York Underground: 8-Hour spectacle, appearance of the stars’ in New York on August 11, 1965. Calligraphy by Angus Maclise. This marks one of the earliest performances of the Velvet Underground, appearing as the Falling Spikes. This event also marks a joint appearance of Piero Heliczer and Jack Smith as MC’s, who were both arrested at the event for outstanding warrants.

PIERO HELICZER – THE LAST RITES
New York: Filmmakers Cinematheque, 1965
Flyer, 8.5″ x 11″, photocopy printed

Note: announces a performance of Heliczer’s multimedia play The Last Rites at the Filmmaker Cinematheque on November 10, 1965 in New York.

PIERO HELICZERS CHRISTMAS SHOW
New York: U-P Film, 1966
Flyer, 11″ x 8.5″, photocopy printed

Note: announces screening of Heliczer’s Dirt Trilogy (Dirt, Satisfaction, Venus in Furs) presented by the Paris Filmakers Cooperative at the U-P Film in New York on December 15-16, 1966.

PIERO HELICZERS NEW YEAR SHOW
New York: U-P Film, 1968
Flyer, 11″ x 8.5″, photocopy printed

Note: announces screening of Heliczer’s Joan of Arc with music by Tony Conrad and starring Andy Warhol, Ted Berrigan and “many others” presented by the Paris Filmakers Cooperative at the U-P Film in New York on January 19-20, 1968.

MEDALS OF THE UNDERGROUND
New York: U-P Screen, 1968
Flyer, 8.5″ x 11″, photocopy printed

Note: announces screening of Heliczer’s The Stone Age resented by the Paris Filmmakers Cooperative at U-P Screen on February 23-24, 1968.

UNDERGROUND FILMS
Paris: The American Centre, 1968
Flyer, 8.5″, x 11″, photocopy printed

Note: announces screening of Heliczer’s The Stone Age Part Two, and USA v Piero Heliczer, plus other films by Gerard Malanga, Storm de Hirsch, Andy Warhol, Jonas Mekas and others at The American Centre in March 1968.

PIERO HELICZERS CHRISTMAS SHOW
Paris: The American Center for Students and Artists, 1968
Flyer, 11″ x 8.5″, photocopy printed

Note: announces screening of Heliczer’s Dirt and Joan of Arc, parts one and two at The American Center for Students and Artists on November 29–December 1, 1968.

RETURN OF THE LIGHT, PIERO HELICZERS NEW YEAR SHOW
Paris: The American Center for Students and Artists, 1969
Flyer, 9.5″ x 14″, offset printed

Note: announces a screening of three films by Piero Heliczer, presented by the Paris Filmmakers Coop, “avec wm burroughs andy warhol jeff keen betaudier & the children of albion” at 9pm, January 24-26 (1969) at The American Center for Students and Artists located at 261 Blvd. Raspail (Paris).

PIERO HELICZER – AQUARIUM & HEART
London: ICA, 1969
Flyer, 8″ x 13″, offset printed

Note: announces a screening of films by Piero Heliczer at the ICA in London on March 15, 1969. Prints a 16-line text by Tom Raworth and a list of titles of other work by Heliczer, including Autumn Feast (1961), Satisfaction (1965) and Rushes from the Stone Age (the latter featuring Tom Raworth, Jack Smith, Gerard Malanga et al).

The title of Heliczer’s film, Aquarium, had previously appeared in the name of Aquarium Productions, set up by Heliczer and Angus MacLise sometime around April 1965 for a multimedia stage presentation they were organizing at the Film-Makers’ Cinematheque in New York. Called Launching The Dream Weapon, it featured an early incarnation of the Velvet Underground and preceded Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable shows by almost a year. (©BeatBooks.com)

POETRY & FILMS
New York: Ikon & Millenium, 1969
Flyer, 11″ x 8.5″, offset printed. Illustrated with a montage by Jud Yalkut featuring two central images of Piero Heliczer, one of them showing him with his 8mm  camera.

Note: announces a poetry reading at Ikon at 78 East 5th Street in New York on October 11, 1969 and films at Millenium at 46 Great Jones Street in New York on October 12, 1969.

PIERO HELICZERS CHRISTMASS HOW
New York: Elgin Cinema, 1969
Flyer, 8.5″ x 11″, offset printed. Illustrated with a montage by Piero Heliczer.

Note: announces screenings of five films by Piero Heliczer at the Elgin Cinema in New York City on December 21, 1969. The films shown included Venus in Furs (named after the Velvet Underground song and featuring Lou Reed, John Cale, Angus MacLise and Barbara Rubin), and Satisfaction (also featuring Cale, MacLise and Rubin, along with Gerard Malanga, Irene Nolan, Mario Montez, and Jack Smith). (©BeatBooks.com)

PIERO HELICZER NEWY EARS HOW
New York: Bleecker Street Cinema, 1970
Flyer, 8.5″ x 11″, offset printed

Note: announces a benefit for the Paris Filmmakers Coop featuring screenings of films by Piero Heliczer, Andy Warhol, Tony Conrad and Ira Cohen at the Bleecker Street Cinema in New York at midnight on January 31, 1970. Lists the world premiere of Heliczer’s film, ‘Stone Age’, along with Andy Warhol’s ‘Couch’ (in which Heliczer appeared with Gerard Malanga); ‘The Flicker’ by Tony Conrad; and Ira Cohen’s ‘The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda’, though the film title is not stated on the flyer. The multi-media event also featured a performance by Angus MacLise, readings by Gerard Malanga and William Burroughs (possibly from his recently completed novel, ‘The Wild Boys’), a light show, theatre, and ‘inflatable environments’. (©BeatBooks.com)

BLEECKER STREET CINEMA
New York: Bleecker Street Cinema, February 1970
Flyer, 11″ x 8.5″, offset printed

Note: announces a benefit for the Paris Filmmakers’ Coop at the Bleecker Street Cinema in New York, featuring a midnight screening of films by Piero Heliczer, Andy Warhol, Stan Brakhage, Ron Rice, Jud Yalkut, Yayoi Kusama (presumably ‘Kusama’s Self-Obliteration’), and Jack Smith. Designed by Piero Heliczer.

ITALIAN TOUR
Paris: Paris Filmmakers Coop, (c. 1970)
Fyler, 9.5″ x 12.75, offset printed. Illustration by Hundertwasser.

Note: announces ‘Italian Tour – piero heliczer 29 30 31 Mai andy warhol larry rivers irene nolan pattilee chenis claudio monteverde the rolling stones pluto venus 261 Bd Raspail à 21 h’.

PIERO HELICZERS APRIL FOOLS SHOW
flyer_aprilfool
Boston: Kenmore Square Cinema, 1970
Flyer, 8.5″ x 11″, photocopy printed

Note: announces screenings of Heliczer films at the Kenmore Square Cinema at 644 Beacon in Boston on Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, 1970.

PIERO HELICZERS EASTER SHOW
flyer_aquarium
New York: Bleeker Street Cinema, 1970
Fyler, 8.5″ x 11″, offset printed

Note: announces Aquarium Productions and Museum of the Future gala benefit for Paris Filmmaker Cooperative held at Bleeker Street Cinema in New York on April 10, 1970. The event included screenings of Stan Brakhage’s film Moth Light, Heliczer’s films Robin Hood (avant premiere), Venus in Furs, Satisfaction, Joan of Arc, The Stone Age, and The Plays of Piero Heliczer (avant premiere), plus William Burroughs, Andy Warhol, The Velvet Underground, Jack Smith, and others.

THANKSGIVING SHOW
New York: Max’s Kansas City, 1970
Flyer, 8.5″ x 11″, photocopy printed

Note: announces the screening of Dirt, Joan of Arc, and The Autumn Feast at Max’s Kansas City in New York City on November 25, 1970

UNIVERSAL MUTANT THEATRE
New York: Universal Mutant Theatre, 1970
Flyer, 8.5″ x 11″, photocopy printed. Illustrated with a montage by Heliczer

Note: announces screenings of films by Piero Heliczer, Ira Cohen, Marty Topp, Charles Henri Ford, Patti Lee Chenis, and Bruce Conner, “plus films by Schneider [Don Snyder?] Malanga &C a benefit for the museum of the future film school at Universal Mutant Theatre 141 Prince Street”, at midnight on December 11-12, 1970. The building on Prince Street, just outside Greenwich Village, was also home at the time to the Daughters of Bilitis, the first lesbian organization in the United States. (©BeatBooks.com)

UNDERGROUND FILMS
Paris: The American Centre, 1972
Flyer, 8.5″, x 11″, photocopy printed

Note: announces screening of Heliczer’s Robin des Bois at The American Centre on January 28-29, 1972.

A MAJOR POETRY READING BY PIERO HELICZER
New York: Saint Marks Church, 1972
Flyer, 11″ x 8.5″, photocopy printed

Note: announces a reading at Saint Marks Church in New York on Wednesday, November 29, 1972

CROWN OF THE UNDERGROUND – PIERO HELICZER’S ST VALENTINES DAY SHOW
New York: Paris Filmmakers Coop, 1973
Flyer, 8.5″ x 11″, offset printed

Note: announces film screenings presented by the Paris Filmmakers Coop at Dramatis Personae at 114 West Street in New York on February 13-14, 1973. Lists the world premiere of “Heliczer’s latest film”, Robin Hood, along with Rushes from Ste Therese. Also lists screenings of Storm De Hirsch’s film, Shaman, A Tapestry for Sorcerers (1966), and Jonas In The Brig, newsreel footage of “Jonas Mekas shooting his filmed version of The Brig on the set of the Living Theatre production” (1964). (©BeatBooks.com)

PARIS FILMMAKERS COOPERATIVE
Paris: The American Centre, 1972
Flyer, 8.5″, x 11″, photocopy printed

Note: announces screening of Heliczer’s Robin des Bois at The American Centre on January 28-29, 1972.

PARIS FILMMAKERS COOP
Paris: Paris Filmmakers Coop, 1976
Flyer, 8.25″ x 11.75″, offset printed

Note: announces screenings of three films by Piero Heliczer presented by the Paris Filmmakers Coop on April 10 and 17, 1976 at Theatre Mouffetard at 76 Rue Mouffetard in Paris. The first screening showed Autumn Feast (1961) and Dirt (1965), as well as films by Patti Lee Chenis and Ray Wisniewski; the second date showed Joan of Arc (c. mid-60s), and Couch by Andy Warhol. Heliczer co-founded the Paris Filmmakers Coop with mover/shaker and filmmaker Barbara Rubin and her friend, Pamela Badyk, a member of the American Living Theatre company, and its venue for screenings, as here, was invariably the cinema at “La Mouffe” the “Maison pour tous” on rue Mouffetard. (©BeatBooks.com)

PARIS FILMMAKERS COOP
Paris: Paris Filmmakers Coop, 1976
Flyer, 8.5″ x 11″, offset printed

Note: announces a screening of films by Piero Heliczer presented by the Paris Filmmakers Coop at Theatre Mouffetard at 76 rue Mouffetard in Paris on May 15 and May 22, 1976. The first date featured Heliczer’s film Robin Hood and the second, Sainte Thérèse. The screenings also showed Yoghurt Subculture, a film by Patti Lee Chenis (who also appeared in Robin Hood), and Paul Sharits’s film, Nothing. (©BeatBooks.com)

FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CORONATION…
Amsterdam: n.p., 1977
Flyer, 8.5″ x 11″, photocopy printed

Note: announces the fourth anniversary of Piero Heliczer’s Coronation as Emperor of Europe in Amsterdam on January 1-2, 1977, with a screening announced for January 3-4.

VOTE FOR PIERO HELICZER
Amsterdam: n.p., 1979
Flyer, 8.5″ x 13″, photocopy printed.

Note: prints a song text with musical notes and the slogan “Europe Without Piero Is Like A Song Without Words” with the credit line: “1979 Piero Heliczer. The Committee For The Restoration Of The Holy Roman Empire, Van Woustraat 5, 1074 AA Amsterdam”.

PIERO FOR PRESIDENT
New York: Rare Book Room, (c. 1985)
Flyer, 11″ x 8.5″, photocopy printed

Note: reproduces a photograph of two Rabbis, captioned with one saying to the other: “I hear the Rabbi is running for President!”, and the other replying: “You mean, Piero Heliczer?”. A box below requests that signatures for Piero’s name to be on the ballot should be sent to the Rare Book Room at 125 Greenwich Avenue in New York. The flyer coincides with the period when Piero Heliczer was living on the streets of New York, wandering the city and marking its monuments and walls with his signature holograph, a capital ‘P’ inside a segmented circle, with the words ‘Vote for Piero Heliczer’ or ‘Piero Heliczer for President’. (©BeatBooks.com)

PIERO HELICZERS BOOK STREET
New York: Piero Heliczers Book Street, (c. 1987)
Flyer, 8.5″ x 11″, photocopy printed

Note: announces “Piero Heliczers Book Street Waverly Place & Sixth Avenue”. Dates from the period Piero was living rough on the streets of New York and eking-out a meagre living by selling used books.

SUNDAYS CHILD
New York: Rare Book Room, (c. 1988)
Flyer, 8.5″ x 11″, photocopy printed

Note: announces the Rare Book Room’s publication of Heliczer’s autobiographical sketch, Sundays Child printing a brief descriptive blurb, and simultaneously announcing Heliczer’s campaign for the American presidency.The flyer coincides with the period when Heliczer was living on the streets of New York, wandering the city and marking its monuments and walls with his signature holograph, a capital ‘P’ inside a segmented circle, with the words ‘Vote for Piero Heliczer’ or ‘Piero Heliczer for President’.

PIERO HELICZER – FILM RETROSPECTIVE
New York: Film Art Fund, Inc., 1990
Flyer, 8.5″ x 11″, photocopy printed

Note: announces a series of screenings of Heliczer films during May and June, 1990 at the Anthology Film Archives. The flyer is illustrated with a collage of Andy Warhol with barbells and two nuns set against the backdrop of a crucifixion scene.

PIERO HELICZERS CHRISTMAS SHOW
New York: Saint Marks Church, 1990
Flyer, 8.5″ x 11″, photocopy printed

Note: announces “piero heliczer’s christmas show” on December 10, 1990 at Saint Marks Church, illustrated with a Dezo Hoffmann photo of the Beatles collaged against a backdrop of a bridge over the Seine (presumably referencing the group’s 1963-64 Christmas shows).

PIERO HELICZERS MYSTERIOUS REAPPEARANCE
New York: Knitting Factory, 1990
Flyer, 11″ x 8.5″, photocopy printed

Note: announces “piero heliczer’s mysterious reappearance” at the “knitting factory” on December 12, 1990, reproduces a Dezo Hoffmann photo of the Beatles with the addition of a large photo of Heliczer’s high school graduation photo from June 1954.

SCREENINGS OF DIRT AND AUTUMN FEAST
Amsterdam, Poets Cinema, 1992
Flyer, 11″ x 8.5″, photocopy printed

Note: announces screenings for Dirt and Autumn Feast on September 20, 1992 at Poets Cinema in Amsterdam.