DE L'AME POUR L'AME

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" The Patti Smith Fan Club Journal". Numbers 5 and 6 (out of 8 published). October 1977 [With Related Ephemera]. - July 1978. [Richmond Center, WI]: (The Patti Smith Fan Club), (1978).Both first editions. 4to., 28x21,5 cm. side-stapled wraps. Photo-offset duplicated. Both fine, in original mailing envelopes (both opened a bit rough but otherwise good condition)

EUR 1,200.00

Fanzine published in Wisconsin by Nanalee Berry with help from Patti's mom Beverly. DE L'AME POUR L'AME, the official newsletter of the Patti Smith Fan Club, ran eight issues from 1976-1980. It includes numerous photos of Smith (in performance, etc.), members of her band and circle (Ivan Kral, Jay Dee Daugherty), as well as club members. - No. 5: 26 pages. Includes numerous photos of Smith (in performance, etc.), members of her band and circle (Ivan Kral, Jay Dee Daugherty), as well as club members. Also: news on Patti's recovery from January 1977 stage fall, autobiographical essay entitled "Excerpts from Dog Dream" by Smith, various interviews, a reproduction of a letter from Smith to her parents, Smith's poetry, and more. Together with ephemera: Ephemera included and mailed with issue: Gotham Book Mart promotional broadside listing Smith publications published by Gotham, a page of biographical information on Smith "provided by Patti's mother," as well as five broadsides reproducing Smith's poetry, some from holograph and some based on earlier broadsides (all also photo-offset duplicated), presumably produced only for fan club distribution and use. Poems are "Arthur Rimbaud" ("nigger no invented for color..."), "Field Marshall" ("house doctor in the womb of pleasure..."), "mon vieux lucien" ("there goes lucien. his blonde hair..."), an untitled poem ("The night will be a jewel in my crown"), and a promo sheet reproducing Smith's holograph promoting her "new böc coming" and the upcoming album EASTER. Signed "R.E.F.M." (Radio Free Field Marshall). All in good condition, except "Rimbaud" and the last page which have faint stains due to offsetting from laid in newspaper clipping of photo of Smith in concert. -No. 6: Includes ( amongst others) numerous photos of Smith (as baby, in performance, etc.), members of her band and circle (Lenny Kaye, Ivan Kral), Essay by Smith on Bob Dylan, various interviews, a reproduction of a letter from Smith to her parents, Smith's art and poetry, a "collector's discography," compiled by Paul Perner.