Manual Reporting, ca. 1962

Here’s a double row of newspaper pros clacking their stories backstage at the 1962 Academy Awards. Photo by William Lovelace/Express/Getty Images–as seen in AdWeek’s 3/24 issue, which noted that West Side Story won Best Picture back then. There must be two dozen machines; bet that made an awesome sound.



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3 responses to “Manual Reporting, ca. 1962

  1. Only one smoker by the look of it!

    • Teeritz

      Well, ideally, you need two hands to type and smoke does tend to get into your eyes if you’ve got a nail dangling from your lips while you write.

  2. Hmmm, does anyone have a typewriter with cigarette burns on it? Probably would roll off when you typed, so no chance of getting that “bluesman” thing, only instead of on a guitar headstock, it’s on a typewriter ribbon cover… still, though, hey, what about an ashtray that clips to the side of your typewriter. If only I thought of this when I was 6 years old. I’d be a thousandaire!

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