from Guy Debord

To Robert Chazal[1]
November 1952
To the late Chazal:

You were badly inspired when you insulted us in your defense of the most recent super-production of the Associated Artists,[2] who pay you a lot, as everyone knows.

By chance, we found out in Brussels about this written proof of your permanent fuckery, and decided to smack you in what passes for your mouth as soon as we return to France. You will pay for the others, among whom you have brought conformist cowardice and advertising-style admiration to the highest perfection.

False witness, informer and probably pederast, you have drooled enough. We will clear the French press of its most representative piece of crap.

See you very soon.

[1] A journalist.

[2] On 29 October 1952, at the Ritz Hotel, the Lettrist International attacked a press conference held by Charlie Chaplin in order to promote his film Limelight and distributed a tract entitled “No More Flat Feet.” [Translator: the tract was signed by Serge Berna, Jean-Louis Brau, Guy-Ernest Debord and Gil J Wolman.]

(Published in Guy Debord Correspondance, Vol "0": Septembre 1951 - Juillet 1957: Complete des "lettres retrouvees" et d l'index general des noms cites by Librairie Artheme Fayard, October 2010. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! February 2011. Footnotes by the publisher, except as noted.)

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