Debord, Guy and Becker-Ho, Alice. [CORRESPONDENCE] Signed autograph postcard dated 01/10/. Not in Correspondance.
Original correspondence between Guy Debord, Alice Becker-Ho, and Magali [Clement].
FRONT: Black and white photograph of “Le Minour – Champot”, Guy Debord’s rural residence. “Since 1974, Guy Debord had owned a cottage in the heart of Auvergne, next to Bellevue-la-Montagne, in an isolated hamlet known as Champot. The house is called Le Minour. As part of a housewarming celebration, a friend designs a postcard that will be circulated among close friends for the years to come” (Bourseiller 348, translation is mine). This is the postcard used here, part of this stash designed for Debord and his friends.
BACK: “Dear Magali. We watched your documentary – it’s always a pleasure to see Jeanne and her house again! Did the copy of ‘Cette Mauvaise Reputation’ sent to Ver-sur-Mer reach you? The address was a bit short, but I thought that your fame would help…I will call you as soon as we get to Normandy, in the first days of January. Warm embraces to you, Jeanne, and the others. Alice, Guy.”
Magali Clément was a friend of Guy Debord and Alice Becker-Ho. She was the daughter of Jeanne Clément, who had a restaurant in Paris, where Guy and Alice used to have dinner. Jeanne had a house near Champot where her daughter – Magali – directed the documentary “La Maison de Jeanne” (1988). She died in 2008, at age 60.
UPDATE: According to Andy Merrifield, Bourseiller was mistaken regarding the ownership of “Le Minour”, which was the property of Eugene Becker-Ho, Alice Debord’s brother.