MARRIAGE & NEW ADDRESS ANNOUNCEMENT CARD + WEDDING PHOTOGRAPH.

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MARRIAGE & NEW ADDRESS ANNOUNCEMENT CARD + WEDDING PHOTOGRAPH.

i) Thick brown card, printed letterpress in black, announcing that "piero heliczer and catherine maxence cowper have been married & are now living at 16 eaton place brighton london the 13 september 1961". 15x10.5cm. Verso blank. Fine. Piero made his first film, 'Autumn Feast', with Jeff Keen in Brighton, where Kate was studying to be a teacher.

ii) Photograph of Piero and Kate Heliczer at their wedding taken by Tom Raworth, Chelsea Town Hall, September 13, 1961. Vintage print. B/w. 19x16.6cm. Crease to lower left edge (7cm.).

Raworth later wrote of the occasion in his book, 'A Serial Biography': "I can remember all that time. You name it. It's there. The morning I went to Piero's wedding. Chelsea Town Hall. I can tell you. That morning I went to the grocers. We were living in Amhurst Road, Hackney. On the way back I passed a policeman on a grey horse. By two o'clock I was late and took a taxi. The driver was bald and the number of the cab was 6954. I'd borrowed an old camera from Sid Fletcher and worried that I mightn't be able to work it. As the taxi turned into Park Lane the sun came out and the camera slid along the seat. Piero arrived first, a wilting sprig of marijuana in his lapel. Then Kate in another taxi. The registrar queried her name and asked her mother what she called her. I call her lots of things she said. The sun came through the window." (London: Fulcrum Press, 1969/Berkeley, CA: Turtle Island, 1977).

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